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Poll: respins of Linux Mint

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:21 pm
by xenopeek
I'm wondering how many of you are interested in making/using respins of Linux Mint, and specifically what your interest is?

Mini FAQ:
  • What are respins? A respin is a remastered Linux Mint ISO, where the selection of default programs has been modified. For example, with a different desktop environment than as available on the Linux Mint ISOs, or with a different default office suite, or with less programs so that it fits on a CD. Respins are bootable and installable, just like the Linux Mint ISOs.
  • Who creates respins? Why? Respins are created by you, the users of Linux Mint. For yourself or to share with others. Even though you can modify what programs are installed after installing Linux Mint, in some cases it is preferable to have a reusable installation ISO with your modifications. So if you enjoy using Linux Mint, but none of the available editions meet your needs fully, a respin may be the way forward.
  • How can I create a respin? Follow Clem's tutorial How to remaster/respin Linux Mint ISO images. Ubuntu Builder now also supports Linux Mint 13, though I'm not sure if this gives you the same result as Clem's tutorial.

Re: Poll: respins of Linux Mint

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:20 pm
by tomast
I already made one :-)
I purged a Bunch of stuff I never use and installed a few things that I do use. Including ia32-libs , sun-java6 , Boinc , etc... etc... etc...
Then I made some changes in the sources.list and (sudo apt update) and (sudo apt upgrade) to install all current updates.
In the end it actually was slightly smaller .iso than the original.
Now all I have to do after I install is a few tweaks to start-up applications , services , appearance settings and Firefox settings and I'm good to go. ( would have already done that too if I knew how in terminal )
The best thing for me is not needing any Internet connection to install a fully finished / updated OS. ( my Net connection is super slow )

Re: Poll: respins of Linux MintLM13

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:58 am
by gary428509
Get rid of both CINNAMON and MATE and go with LXDE. It's the best. Also get rid of WINE 1.4. It sucks.

Re: Poll: respins of Linux Mint

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:09 am
by intok
How about respins focusing on gaming and multimedia editing with updated OSS drivers? Isn't the 3.5 kernel supposed to be out soon with improvements to all of OSS GPU drivers?

I'll never understand the XFCE and LXDE guys, they aren't that much lighter and they aren't as feature complete as Gnome2/Mate1.2, I've used them all on decade old stuff like a 1.6Ghz P4 Willamette ... 0G%29.html with 512Mb of PC133 SDRam and an Intel Brookdale-GL GPU ... 4_chipsets

So yeah, I don't see what the big deal is with them, if I want to lose features in the desktop for speed and memory consumption there are far lighter options ... s_Compared