I am running Linux Mint LTS on my work machine for 2 years and it served me well. I am also not the only person working on it so I need to set it up simple, easy and accessible. I always managed to do that with ease.
So 5 days ago I wiped the "old" LTS and on goes Linux Mint 13 and for above reasons following the conservative route and choosing the MATE version. It is as if I never left .... just smoother. I am thoroughly impressed by the lack of any fuss I had to cope with in order to get this machine exactly were I wanted it. It is purring away, fast, smooth and easy to use and tweak. Well done - a real treat.
So I even considered to take this home and install it on my "old but not yet cold" PIV Celeron 2.0 with 1.3GB RAM and a NVidia 5200 Ultra video card. That didn't work out that well. My screen resolution on the live version was very small and I appear to have trouble with any Debian testing based system to get my video setup running the way it should due to lacking or not functioning 173.xxx drivers. I had a similar problem after the LMDE update and I had to abandon that quest as well.
But - being the optimist I decided to install anyway. Took forever and eventually I decided to cancel that endeavour and stick to PCLinuxOS on that rig, which runs my setup without any complains. So no harm done.
Congrats to Clem and the team for a wonderful version. I love it for its ease to use and it's apparent reliability. I do understand if oldish rigs like mine are not supported anymore. Luckily we life in a Linux world where there is choice and fortunately there are blokes around looking after us old, sentimental (and broke) people with old rigs.
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Hey longtom, if ya think that one's good, which it is, you should try the KDE version.
"I sometimes wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by embeciles who really mean it."
BubbaBlues wrote:Hey longtom, if ya think that one's good, which it is, you should try the KDE version.
Not really a KDE man .... but always willing to try again.