Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:31 am
If you do not have a problem, simply invent one. This thread is about LM 19, not about LM 20.x.
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"Uma" Thurman, (of the Kill Bill, and Pulp Fiction days), would also be a very nice codename.
agreed.ChipCatalano wrote: ⤴Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:01 pmI really hope the Theme portion will be addressed in the 19.xx series. I'm a dark theme lover and the dark is ok but needs to be more polished. The icons in the task bar looks horrible, dont match with nothing and the green with the dark theme is just horrible. Thats my thoughts...
I know with all previous versions, there was only an upgrade path for minor versions, ie 18.2 > 18.3. Upgrading from one major version to another (18 > 19), requires a fresh install.
Thanks MatePilfer wrote: ⤴Sat May 05, 2018 12:24 pmI know with all previous versions, there was only an upgrade path for minor versions, ie 18.2 > 18.3. Upgrading from one major version to another (18 > 19), requires a fresh install.
I assume it will be the same. Since Linux Mint's base is always an Ubuntu LTS, major versions are always built on a new LTS (18s base was 16.04, 19 will be 18.04). I believe this is the main reason why a fresh install is required. Way to many possibilities for problems to arise when the new version is based off a completely new code-base.
I could be wrong and I feel like I MAY have read something about there being an upgrade path for 19, but I could of imagined that.
It's an old issue with Optimus laptops. When using the Nvidia GPU, you have tearing watching videos online or offline, and also in games (the vsync option does not work).lordamit wrote: ⤴Thu May 03, 2018 1:25 amWhat tearing issue? o.O
I didn't have any problem from the start when I installed Linux Mint 18.3. I just had to install the necessary drivers from driver manager. Or maybe I didn't use the Nvidia graphics card enabled login enough, maybe. I use intel mode most of the time.
Compared to what I faced using my previous laptop (HP Pavilion DV5, another primus laptop) and Ubuntu - this is a bliss.
It's great that 32-bit support continues, I plan on installing Mint on an older desktop computer with Windows XP and donating it (it runs very fast off of the Mint 18.3 Mate DVD boot).
Before we can try, this would be tested in the lab by the Tara testers ,then we would be advised about the processJosephM wrote: ⤴Mon May 07, 2018 2:27 amWith every new release the "will there be an upgrade path" question gets asked about a hundred times. It's almost like no one actually reads the forum or blog post they are responding in
An upgrade path is always "planned". However, the new release isn't even done and out yet. Exactly how it will work, how much can be automated, how much the user might have to do manually, just isn't known until the release is done and we can try.
There are many themes. Even your own should be possible.ChipCatalano wrote: ⤴Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:01 pmI really hope the Theme portion will be addressed in the 19.xx series. I'm a dark theme lover and the dark is ok but needs to be more polished. The icons in the task bar looks horrible, dont match with nothing and the green with the dark theme is just horrible. Thats my thoughts...
+1 For your thoughts.rickNS wrote: ⤴Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:40 pmI read some of that blog, and I have to say I am amazed at some of the miniscule (sp) complaints. When you can get such a wonderful OS as Mint for free if you want, without ANY restrictions, some people will still complain about such things as "My screen resolution is XXXX, and the font is too small. Of course it is you got too much res. for a laptop.
I want to thank Mr. Clem for a great job, well done ! I have NO complaints, I love it Mint "AS IS". In fact I kind of hope there are not too many major changes in version 19. That said I am not trying to tell you (him) what to do...I'll have plenty of time to get used to V.19...Am sure I will like it....ha, ha, what's the option anyway ? going back to ...I don't think so.
Bottom line, I think more people should be more appreciative, rather than knit-picking.
BIG THANKS..Rick Nova Scotia