Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

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Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

Postby gibbylinks » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:03 am

Hi All,

I've been using Ubuntu for several years but don't like the look of the forth coming release with Unity so I've jumped ship. I thought I'd give a different flavour a try, so I've installed LMDE. I like the idea of rolling updgrades so that once I have my system setup I don't need to worry about re-installing every 6 months.

Just a couple of things, I was using AWN dock on my Ubuntu setup with liqourix kernel and had Ubuntu Tweak installed. As LMDE and Ubuntu are both Debian based I'm guessing I'm OK to install these again.

can anyone give me any pointers as I go.

Cheers. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

Postby Fandangio » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:50 am

Welcome, there is a specific Debian version of AWN.
Can be installed by; sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator
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Re: Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

Postby Roken » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:51 am

You can install the liqourix kernel just fine, and ubuntu tweak, though most of ubuntu tweak is redundant on LMDE since you can achieve the same using gconf (configuration editor in the system tools menu).
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Re: Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

Postby The-Wizard » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:10 am

just jumped ship


Now you have your feet wet..Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

Postby gibbylinks » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:19 am

Cheers guys.

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Re: Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

Postby kvv » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:52 pm

gibbylinks wrote:can anyone give me any pointers as I go.


Hi, welcome! You should consider shifting your sources to unstable repos if you like living life on the edge. Some forum members do it without much problems at all.
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Re: Ubuntu user just jumped ship !!

Postby Oscar799 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:00 am

Hello gibbylinks,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
For real-time help and discussion there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat,from there you can join #linuxmint-debian
Have fun with Mint
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