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About linux mint debían edition

Post by Lokuis » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:09 am

Hello im new to linux mint and linux in general. I have installed the latest versión (tara) but im interested in the debían versión. Debían edition 2 is capable of using latest cinnamon versión? Also, can i install new software in it?
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Re: About linux mint debían edition

Post by ralplpcr » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:51 am

Generally speaking, since Linux Mint (based on Ubuntu) and LMDE are both ultimately based on Debian, you should be able to run the same software and desktop environments (such as Cinnamon) on either. The main difference is that LMDE is not tied to the Ubuntu releases - - meaning that LMDE may actually get certain updates *before* other versions. It can also mean that it's not quite as stable: if new packages come out, they aren't tested for dependencies of existing packages and therefore *could* break something else you've installed.

LMDE has a download already configured with Cinnamon installed.

If you're new to Linux in general, I'd advise getting familiar with Ubuntu-based Mint first before diving into Debian edition. While LMDE is a fantastic release, it can be a lot easier to mess up if you don't know what you're doing.

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Re: About linux mint debían edition

Post by Pierre » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:18 am

one of the Main Differences with the LMDE is that you can't use PPAs to install anything new,,
so you do have to use the Software Manager a bit more, than you normally would do.
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Re: About linux mint debían edition

Post by Lokuis » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:00 am

Thank you guys for the replies. I asked because for example: I can't install latest VLC version only the one provided by the PPA. So I want to install newest third party software.
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Re: About linux mint debían edition

Post by xenopeek » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:08 pm

On LMDE 2 you can't run the latest Cinnamon version as its library versions are too old. But LMDE 3 is being worked on right now and it will have the same (latest) Cinnamon version as Linux Mint 19. A public beta can likely be expected in next few weeks. Keep an eye on https://blog.linuxmint.com/ where any announcements of new releases are made.

It looks like LMDE 3 will have support for Flatpak in Software Manager, just like Linux Mint 19 has. Flatpak easily lets you install latest versions of popular programs. You browse all Flatpaks available by default through Software Manager here: https://flathub.org/apps. VLC is on the list so if you have a specific need for a newer version than you find in the default repositories of Linux Mint 19 / LMDE 3, for example because you know a newer version fixes a particular bug affect you or you need a new feature from a newer version, you can install the latest version of available programs on that link easily in the Flatpak category in Software Manager.
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Re: About linux mint debían edition

Post by prodromos » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:32 am

It would be good if you create one minimal iso, some like me prefer to install others environments, like xfce, lxqt. you understand it is not correct to install first for example lmde mate, and after delete mate to install xfce!!! i think will be helping many people if the prepare one iso without environment.

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Re: About linux mint debían edition

Post by Pierre » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:37 am

whilst there is no minimalistic ISO for LMDE,,
you still can add-in other Desktop Environments - - whilst taking the appropriate care, of course.
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