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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by ZakGordon » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:15 am

17.1 Cinnamon was my first go at Linux Mint, and i've been hugely impressed with it, especially as it is running fine on a pretty rubbish old laptop (that was using Windows Vista originally).

17.1 has near completely converted me into a Linux guy, but i still need Windows for some things i use for work etc. I have a few desktops and a few other laptops in the family home, and will be looking to either setup dual-boot or just replace the older outdated Windows OS with some version of Mint. It is just such a great OS, love the stability, security and ease of use (for a Linux!). 9/10 (would be a 10 but i sadly still need Windows for some things!)

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by The Old Timer » Tue May 03, 2016 3:35 pm

Did a clean install LM 17.2 all works well so see no reason to change a good thing.
What advantages would be gained from upgrading to LM 17.3.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by austin.texas » Tue May 03, 2016 3:45 pm

The Old Timer wrote:Did a clean install LM 17.2 all works well so see no reason to change a good thing.
What advantages would be gained from upgrading to LM 17.3.
Not a lot of differences. If someone has a very new computer, the newer kernel and xorg might give better results.
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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by The Old Timer » Tue May 03, 2016 3:58 pm

austin.texas wrote:
The Old Timer wrote:Did a clean install LM 17.2 all works well so see no reason to change a good thing.
What advantages would be gained from upgrading to LM 17.3.
Not a lot of differences. If someone has a very new computer, the newer kernel and xorg might give better results.
No reason for me then as I'm on a 10 year old desktop.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by Cosmo. » Tue May 03, 2016 5:15 pm

The Old Timer wrote:What advantages would be gained from upgrading to LM 17.3.
Most noticeable:
Several bug fixes (for me the biggest and very important enhancement).
Optional preview window for the window list (aka taskbar)
Enhanced workspace switcher applet

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by The Old Timer » Tue May 03, 2016 7:41 pm

Ok in spite of what I said I went ahead and upgraded from 17.2 to 17.3 and so far see no big difference.
Figure if I don't like it I can reinstall as no big deal there.

Guess I was expecting some major changes though I am not impressed.
The upgrade went very smooth and I encountered absolutely no problems.

Latest and greatest yeah right as I see no change.
So we learn by doing.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by Portreve » Mon May 09, 2016 4:23 pm

Really, the only times I don't upgrade are when I get feedback that an update has problems.

I stayed on LM 17.2 until HP finally rev'd their hplip and related plug-ins to support my LaserJet p1102w in 17.3. Once that happened, I wiped and installed 17.3 fresh. Honestly, I couldn't be happier.
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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by pcpunk » Sat May 21, 2016 7:26 pm

I've stuck with 17.1 KDE and was wondering about the Upgrade. It seems complicated and unnecessary for me. My only question that comes to mind - from what I've read - is there better security with the newer versions? Not one person in this Thread has mentioned this. I am on an old HP Laptop 10yrs old, so don't think I even need this, all works fine so if there is no security issue then I will stay with what I have.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by richyrich » Sat May 21, 2016 8:44 pm

@pcpunk , the security fixes come to ALL Mint 17 editions. I'm sticking with Qiana.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by pcpunk » Sun May 22, 2016 3:49 pm

richyrich wrote:@pcpunk , the security fixes come to ALL Mint 17 editions. I'm sticking with Qiana.
Thanks Rich, why do people say different then? From what I've read some say this, or maybe I misread some stuff. Some posters say this so I assume they are not well informed?

I'm so glad as I've wanted to just stick with 17.1 and don't really have many issues.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by Cosmo. » Sun May 22, 2016 4:08 pm

Who says different? Where? Link?

Errors can always happen, but I cannot remember having read some misinformation about that in the forum.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by pcpunk » Sun May 22, 2016 4:10 pm

Cosmo. wrote:Who says different? Where? Link?

Errors can always happen, but I cannot remember having read some misinformation about that in the forum.
Not here?
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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by Cosmo. » Sun May 22, 2016 4:36 pm

pcpunk wrote:Not here?
Why the question mark? You must answer this.

If it was not here, than a wrong information can be - or a misunderstanding.

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by Pjotr » Sun May 22, 2016 5:48 pm

No worries, pcpunk: Mint 17.1 will continue to receive security updates just as long as all other members of the Mint 17 series. Which means until May, 2019. :)
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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by pcpunk » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:48 pm

Cosmo. wrote:
pcpunk wrote:Not here?
Why the question mark? You must answer this. You assumed I meant here, that was what the question mark was for, sorry for the misunderstanding. I've read lot's of information over the last two years, so I don't have an exact link for you. It surely was just some uninformed users.

If it was not here, than a wrong information can be - or a misunderstanding. This sentence is more confusing than my Question Mark lol, just kidding brother.


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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:01 pm

You're welcome! Don't let it stop you from trying Mint 18, though... It's going to be beautiful. :)
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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by pcpunk » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:00 pm

I'll certainly try 18 but am very happy with 17.1 Whohoo! works great! No need for me to install more modern with a Ten year old computer lol.
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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by Pepi » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:03 pm

17.3 KDE on my laptop and 17.2 KDE on my desktop. Not even planning on 18 at all

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Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Post by fraxinus_63 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:34 pm

Still running 17.1 XFCE here from a USB stick, largely on very old/underpowered hardware (old Compaq Mini). I could upgrade I know but it works superbly - and I'm lazy about stuff like that so long as I am getting the security updates!

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