Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

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Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by karlchen » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:28 pm

No, it is not the real thing, because only this is: Editions for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"
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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by felemur » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:53 pm

Yikes - I almost installed it. I wonder what it really is? The beta repackaged, 17.2, or what?

I think there should be a sticky on the forums warning other "newbies" like me away from that.

Anyway, thanks for your reply.

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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by Pjotr » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:07 pm

Well, yes and no. As the Germans say in such a case: "Jein" (ja und nein). :mrgreen:

I don't know about Softpedia, but technically the real thing *is* already widely available. Because days ago the final iso's have been put on the Linux Mint mirror servers worldwide.... The official release has been delayed because of the server breakdown at linuxmint.com.

Only when that server is completely up and running again, they will release officially. At the moment things are only partially working again, such as this forum.

If you don't want to wait for the official announcement: I can recommend the fine mirror server of the James Madison University (Virginia, USA): http://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/linuxmint/images/stable/17.3
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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by felemur » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:55 pm

Thanks for clarifying that for me.

I'm going to do a fresh install anyway, so no point in waiting for the "easy" update.

I found this link too from the University of Waterloo.

http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linux ... able/17.3/

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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by karlchen » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:09 pm

Thanks, Pjotr,

for correcting my mistake. :)
I should have remembered that not all of the restored webpages are guaranteed to reflect the most recent state.
(In this case on purpose, because in this situation the official release date of Mint 17.3 will be postponed. [1])
So my reply was a bit too rash. :oops:

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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:37 am

I only download from official sites and just from torrents because that way is more reliable and a lot faster.

In fact I've been avoiding softpedia (and other similar sites) for years. It's rubbish and I wouldn't trust any of their downloads.

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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by Pepi » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:49 pm

Not sure about Linux but on Windows systems you will shake your head if you use these sites. Malware, Spyware and a bunch of BS :wink:

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Re: Stable 17.3 on SoftPedia

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:04 am

You could get malware for Linux that way too though it's more likely with windows. I'm more careful than that where I get software. Another reason that I have no ppa sources.

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