Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by RangeRover » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:13 am

It's not just an operating system... It's a way of life :wink:

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by vinoman » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:35 am

npap wrote:Hats off to Clem and the Team. :D

I've installed and have been running Mint 8 for a few hours without a single problem. :)
Same here... Mint 8 is smooth as silk.

I'll be installing it for all new Linux users. :)

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by stoneguy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:00 pm

@red-e-made - You're probably going to have to live with boot-up battery warning. That's an known upstream problem from Karmic. Shows up on both my ASUS netbooks.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by red-e-made » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:55 pm

stoneguy wrote:@red-e-made - You're probably going to have to live with boot-up battery warning. That's an known upstream problem from Karmic. Shows up on both my ASUS netbooks.
Ah. Alright then.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by red-e-made » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:26 pm

By the by, I wanted to add that I love the "Ignored packages" feature of MintUpdate. That comes as a real blessing to me, and is much appreciated.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by Fluxx » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:08 pm

I installed Mint 8, and as far as I can tell, it's working just fine. Even Karma can be cleared up, it seems. :wink:

Clem and team: You Guys Rock!!!
Now running a slightly modified Debian Lenny.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by John_Michael_Anthony » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:10 pm

You advice us to do a fresh install of Helena, so please post a comprehensive LiveUSB upgrade(I'm guessing I'm not the only one tired of wasting CDs).

Thank you :-)

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by gibbs1984 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:59 pm

Just installed, clicked install and went for a shower and it was finished before I got back, top stuff :D

Everything is working brilliantly, even Compiz now works with my rubbish on board graphics card \o/

Another great release :D
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by thestickman » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:56 pm

Install went fine. Everything is running as smoothly as it should. Great job, guys. Thank you!

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by studiowizard » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:42 pm

To Clem and the Mint team: Very impressive release. When I was notified that the Irish mirror had posted "Helena" available, I made a mad dash for the iso, burned it, installed it side by side with Ubuntu 9.10 :roll: .

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by rlindsey0 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:02 am

Just installed Helena today, and so far no problems. Wireless was recognized right away with no difficulties, and oddly, Compiz seems to be working better for me than it did before. I used to have a little flickering problem when Compiz was enabled, but not any more. The only little glitch was that Helena seemingly didn't want to recognize my outboard USB drive right away, but that was easily fixed with an edit of fstab.

I was going to try the upgrade, but then I figured I'd take the opportunity to change to ext4, which meant doing a clean install. Don't know if I see a big difference with that, but as usual, things ... just ... work.

Congratulations once again to Clem and the team!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by saiftheboss7 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:27 am

I am very much disappointe because there is no wubi/mint4win there!
Its ridiculous!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by BladeWS » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:10 am

saiftheboss7 wrote:I am very much disappointe because there is no wubi/mint4win there!
Its ridiculous!
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Nonsense.


Many thanks to the team, the translators and the artist for this fine release! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by Husse » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:09 am

It is at the moment not possible to use mint4win because of problems with grub2
We are working on that and I think one more thing and may release a new version if we get mint4win to work
It would have delayed Helena too much to wait for the mint4win problem
Mint and Ubuntu are not the same so even if wubi works this does not mean that mint4win works :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by red-e-made » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:34 am

I found a very easy fix to the "You battery might be broken" pop-up.

Open Terminal and type

Code: Select all

gconf-editor
Then go to gnome-power-manager>notify>and uncheck the boxes labelled "low_capacity" and "perhaps_recall". These warnings are just for broken batteries. You will still get notifications when your battery is low, if you want them.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by reahjw6 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:39 pm

Mint delivers again with Helena.
Mint really is a breath of fresh air.
Have been using mint for about 8 months now and very impressed.
Thanks to all the team for there hard work.
Reahjw6. :lol:

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by linuxcritic » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:32 pm

Congratulations on another stellar release. We just finished our Linux Mint 8 review and wanted to share.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by Husse » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:46 pm

Thank you linuxcritic
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by Seventh Reign » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:18 am

Have Helena running in Virtualbox to play around with till the 64 bit version is released. Obviously I cant really rate it while using VBox, but so far so good. If I had one gripe it would be about the MintMenu. Dont get me wrong I LOVE the MintMenu setup. It is by far the best available menu system. Its just so plain and ugly looking. The rest of the system is so polished and beautiful .. and then you have this grayish/tan square with some icons and text. It would be nice to see something similar to the current OpenSUSE's (Gnome) Menu. Just not the way it accesses your other Applications. Whoever came up with opening a separate window for that, needs their head examined

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Post by reaZon » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:34 am

Congratulations to clem ,team ,and all of mint users.
this made my day :D .i'll download it tonight.
better i won't bother with an upgrade,fresh install will be the way.

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