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Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:53 am
by pmolina
are there any Beta's for mint 11..? id love to get my hands on one if there is... iv'e been having to re-do my machine but have been holding off until mint11 is released...

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:58 am
by ThistleWeb
Mint doesn't release betas. The first you'll see is a RC, probably a few days after Ubuntu 11.04 final is released. It may be longer this time around with Ubuntu moving to Unity this time, and Mint not following suit.

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:45 am
by AlbertP
Most of the beta-testing work is done by Ubuntu, so Mint does not have to do that. But Ubuntu has a busy time investigating the power management regression in the 2.6.38 kernel.

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:09 pm
by zerozero
are you really in a rush to try it ? :) install mint10, fully update it, and then change the source.list (julia to katya and maverick to natty), update again, and there you have the first pre-beta, broken atm :lol:
basically is just yet Mint10 with some upgraded pkgs but as soon as the broken interdependences between compiz and the mint meta pkgs are solved we can see some shape of mint11 8)

disclaimer: dont try this in a production machine, it's alpha software, can eat your hamster

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:13 am
by aljoriz
Mint 11 will be released when it is ready.. The mint team takes, an estimate, a month to check the many bugs that can be found on Ubuntu 11.04 so its better to wait for a month or so before trying to test ubuntu 11.04

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:09 am
by Fentanyl
Ubuntu 11.04 is out, so i guess Mint 11 will be around soon :)

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:27 am
by Jix
I don't think Mint 11 will be out as quickly after Ubuntu because Unity is a huge leap. I read horror stories about Ubuntu 11.4. Gonna try it today and see if it was worth the wait. I'm worried my notebook won't be able to handle this new OS aimed at "notebooks"...

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:32 am
by ibm450
no problems with 11.04 running on kernel 2.6.39rc4 on Asus UL50vt laptop

love the search fantastic idea but the dock is rather annoying to use as im use to seeing what apps are running in the window lister in the bottom panel.

the brown (theme) if find, is, rather ok and easy on the eyes and the over all feel feels great. enjoying the expo and virtual screens selection, but at this stage really dislike the dock. i used it for a little while but constantly log into the gnome classic desktop.

but over all, im impressed with it and would definitely recommend it

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:15 pm
by Zero Prime
Is the kernel 2.6.39rc4 better on power usage? If so, lets hope it makes it's way into the next Mint release. I got about a 2-3 month wait so I'm not in much of a hurry. KDE rocks :)

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:17 pm
by Jix
Well, Ubuntu 11.4 installed and runs without any problems. It's a bit slow graphically and eats power like a *#*@% but that's expected on my laptop and Linux. I am quite impressed with it. They let you put folders and files on the desktop (yay!). One thing that bugs me is in Places it doesn't show my partitions/drives. I have to open a folder to see my D: on the left side of the folder window. I don't like playing hide-and-seek with my drives.

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:35 pm
by Kendall
Clem isn't likely to change the kernel and move away from the one offered in the stable Ubuntu release, there are tons of reasons for this but I'll not elaborate (I did this with Peppermint and almost killed myself with the added workload).

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:35 pm
by ibm450
yes i have found that the latest kernel (2.6.39rc4) did help with power usage and so far all devices(anything plugged in - works) and components (blue tooth - wifi) work with out any hickups - all apps are running sweet and had no crashes (so far, touch wood) on my laptop (asus ul50vt)

wonder if gnome 3 will be as smooth - but really love the search bar (located on the top left corner - ubuntu logo) as its extremly handy.

this site has some real useful tweaks and add ons for ubuntu in general - has to be the best ubuntu hack site on the web imho

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/ ... dium=email

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:27 pm
by Easy Now
give the team this weekend and Mint 11 will be available next week!

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:43 pm
by stasike
I have tried installing Ubuntu 11.04
The installer crashes when you have FreeBSD partition present on disk. It fails to mount the partition and crashes.
Unfortunately there is no possibility to say "Do not attempt to migrate my data from other Operating systems" during install.

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:46 pm
by alcamus
I can be patient. Right now Linux Mint 10 runs flawlessly on my machine; I was able to iron out some issues with Dell's hardware early on, and now everything works. I set up Natty on another machine and it was still quite buggy (irritating fit and finish issues, mainly, like a white cursor in DMZ black), so I figure a little time won't do anything but improve it. I'm looking forward to Katya, but I'd rather have a solid distribution that won't compromise my productivity than a hastily released edition that I have to spend days (or weeks) tweaking.

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:12 pm
by JasonLG
stasike wrote:I have tried installing Ubuntu 11.04
The installer crashes when you have FreeBSD partition present on disk. It fails to mount the partition and crashes.
Unfortunately there is no possibility to say "Do not attempt to migrate my data from other Operating systems" during install.
I tried installing the 64bit version on both my laptop and netbook with wiped hard drives 6 times each and the installer crashed every time. Even checked the Md5 of the iso and burned several CD's and DVD's at different speeds and what not. The 32bit version installs fine on either. Had to install 10.10 64bit and upgrade through it to get a working 64bit 11.04 on my netbook.(not really impressed with Unity. It's going bye bye as soon as Mint 11 comes out) And went back to Mint 9 on my laptop. One more reason I'm against absolutely rigid release dates. QA takes a backseat.

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:30 pm
by cpatrick08
pmolina wrote:are there any Beta's for mint 11..? id love to get my hands on one if there is... iv'e been having to re-do my machine but have been holding off until mint11 is released...
linux mint 11 rc should be out early next week

Re: Linuxmint 11 beta's..???

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:13 pm
by vrkalak
LinuxMint-11 was released as an RC today, can be found here > http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1746

The Final version should be released before the end of May 2011.