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Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:22 pm
by dizwell
Happily running LinuxMint 15 KDE, but am interested in installing the new version 16 RC.

My question is, though, does the RC become the 'final release' over time as a result of updates, or will I have to do a clean install of the final release when it arrives in (probably) a couple of weeks' time?

I could just be patient, of course... but naturally I want the latest shiny ASAP, so long as I'm not heading up a blind alley :-)

Re: Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:30 pm
by exploder
The RC will update to the final release.

Re: Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:30 pm
by colyn
As long as you update it will become final.

Re: Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:36 pm
by dizwell
Thanks for the confirmation guys. Appreciated...

...and makes my decision on how to spend this evening a lot easier!

Re: Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:38 pm
by Adelante
I can tell you, on my computer, the LM 16 KDE RC is as good as a final. It can't get much better than it is. I'm really happy I went early this time. :D
dizwell wrote:Happily running LinuxMint 15 KDE, but am interested in installing the new version 16 RC.

Re: Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:26 am
by wavespot
Adelante wrote:I can tell you, on my computer, the LM 16 KDE RC is as good as a final. It can't get much better than it is. I'm really happy I went early this time. :D
dizwell wrote:Happily running LinuxMint 15 KDE, but am interested in installing the new version 16 RC.
Seems the final version will be quite 99% same as the RC.

Re: Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:36 pm
by blue_bullet
I am running on the live usb right now. 64 bit version. I will install it alongside Windows 8 and LM 15 KDE (64 bit) multiboot. This version solves all the problems I have had with the bad drivers for the g only
wifi card I had on my HP Envy DV7-7200 laptop. I installed an Intel AC-7260 Dual-Band wifi card in my laptop. On LM 15 I still had to use an ethernet cable connection to get internet access as the drivers for this wifi card started on kernel 3.10 and I was stuck on 3.8 in LM 15. Everything seems to work perfectly on LM 16 KDE. Wireless works and Mint can see now see both bands on the router (2.4 and 5Ghtz).
This is good stuff. Nice job developers.

Re: Does Petra RC upgrade to the real thing?

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:07 am
by Danie
Glad you asked this question as I've always wondered whether it required another full install...