For the last few days MintUpdate will not connect, nor can I install or remove software using the terminal or the deb installer. Below is the report I get from MintUpdate:
++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing auto-refresh
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 5 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
-- Error in checkAPT.py, could not refresh the list of packages
I am using Elyssa on an Acer laptop with 1Gb RAM and an Intel Centrino chip. So far I have not had problems with Mint, and love using it!