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Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]

Post by riki » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:31 am

I am somewhat confused! I am running Serena, which was released not so long ago, and now Sonya comes on the scene as an update/upgrade which has to be downloaded for a new install. Serena is no longer a listed distro. What was the point in installing Serena? I could have kept running Rosa thus avoiding more work and hassle. I would have thought a Serena update via the Update Manager would have been more appropriate. Now, if I want to run Sonya (after only several months using Serena) I have to start all over again, downloading, installing, configurating, etc., what a pain! Apologies if I am missing something...
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Re: Sonya or Serena?

Post by Moem » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:34 am

You are missing the fact that you can actually upgrade directly from 18.1 to 18.2 through the update manager, without doing a new installation.
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Re: Sonya or Serena?

Post by Pjotr » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:44 am

Update Manager - panel: Edit - Upgrade to "Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya"

And if you wish to have LightDM and its nifty frozen guest account as well:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... DM-of-18.2
(item 1.1, left column)
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Re: Sonya or Serena?

Post by killer de bug » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:55 am

riki wrote: Serena is no longer a listed distro. What was the point in installing Serena? I could have kept running Rosa thus avoiding more work and hassle.
It is still listed: https://linuxmint.com/download_all.php
And it is supported until 2021. If it works well, no need to update if you don't want to. :wink:
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Re: Sonya or Serena?

Post by Pjotr » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:59 am

killer de bug wrote:
riki wrote: Serena is no longer a listed distro. What was the point in installing Serena? I could have kept running Rosa thus avoiding more work and hassle.
It is still listed: https://linuxmint.com/download_all.php
And it is supported until 2021. If it works well, no need to update if you don't want to. :wink:
Change the word "update" into "upgrade", and I agree. :)
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Re: Sonya or Serena?

Post by riki » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:20 am

Moem wrote:You are missing the fact that you can actually upgrade directly from 18.1 to 18.2 through the update manager, without doing a new installation.
Many thanks Moem, I just had the feeling that I was missing something...apologies for my rant. Sorted.
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Re: Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]

Post by riki » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:22 am

Thanks all for your support. I didn't realize that upgrading was possible via the Update Manager. All done now.
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Re: Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]

Post by Moem » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:36 am

Glad to hear you're unconfused now! :D
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Re: Sonya or Serena?

Post by GRAVEL » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:57 am

Moem wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:34 am
You are missing the fact that you can actually upgrade directly from 18.1 to 18.2 through the update manager, without doing a new installation.
Thank you for the tip
I now see how to update Linux Mint.
But
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_mate.php
scares me.

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Re: Sonya or Serena?

Post by Moem » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:44 am

GRAVEL wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:57 am
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_mate.php
scares me.
Maybe you should start a thread about that, and explain why this is so.
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