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from LMDE2/Windows to LM17.2 only

Post by xfrank » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:04 pm

After almost 4 years I've finally taken a radical decision: I reinstalled Linux in my main PC at home. From an arrangement in dual boot LMDE2 + Windows 7 sharing a SSD, to a Linux Mint only system in the same SSD. LMDE2 was with Mate, LM17.2 is with Cinnamon. A pretty radical change...
I did this because:
1 - I don't have much use for Windows (only eventually for tax declarations). Better to run it in a virtual machine. Now Linux has more space to live in the SSD.
2 - I wanted to change from IDE to AHCI mode, and from Legacy to UEFI. I did the mistake in 2012 when I did my first install and never had time (and the courage) to reinstall.
3 - Despite my love for LMDE, I can't stand anymore the lack of PPAs. I need them to keep up to date LibreOffice, I work everyday with Writer, and I absolutely need the best compatibility with MSOffice, and the other improvements from the LO team.
4 - I have taken the opportunity to change DE from Mate to Cinnamon. I like Mate, but Cinnamon is just amazing...
I feel a bit sad to say goodbye to LMDE in my main PC, but I will install it maybe in some secondary laptop where I don't need the latest version of LO.
Linux everywhere. Active Distros in my many computers: LM17.3 (Cinnamon, Xfce); LM18.1 (Cinnamon,Xfce); LMDE 2 (Mate), MXLinux (Xfce), Debian 9 (Xfce).

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Re: from LMDE2/Windows to LM17.2 only

Post by zerozero » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:40 pm

xfrank wrote:I can't stand anymore the lack of PPAs. I need them to keep up to date LibreOffice
however LO 5.0.2 is one apt away in jessie-backports

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libreoffice:
  Installed: 1:4.3.3-2+deb8u2
  Candidate: 1:4.3.3-2+deb8u2
  Version table:
     1:5.0.2-1~bpo8+1 0
        100 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports/main amd64 Packages
 *** 1:4.3.3-2+deb8u2 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:4.3.3-2+deb8u1 0
        500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages
http://backports.debian.org/
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Re: from LMDE2/Windows to LM17.2 only

Post by xfrank » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:29 pm

You are right. But I wanted to change branch and DE. As I said, I don't dislike LMDE at all, probably I will install it in another PC.
*It's amazing how fast and responsive is Cinnamon in my core i3 homemade computer with a SSD. Unbelievable...
Linux everywhere. Active Distros in my many computers: LM17.3 (Cinnamon, Xfce); LM18.1 (Cinnamon,Xfce); LMDE 2 (Mate), MXLinux (Xfce), Debian 9 (Xfce).

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