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Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by Stennie » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:23 pm

Are there any good reasons to change from Linuxmint10 to Linuxmint11.
I can't convince myself that I need to change over. :D

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by Kendall » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:35 pm

The underlying code base is a little newer, the boot time is a little faster, and some of the apps are more current. Outside of that there should be no major reason to upgrade. With some PPA's you should be able to get current app versions on Mint 10 for just about everything that's widely used.
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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by SunWukong » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:22 pm

Kendall wrote:The underlying code base is a little newer, the boot time is a little faster, and some of the apps are more current. Outside of that there should be no major reason to upgrade. With some PPA's you should be able to get current app versions on Mint 10 for just about everything that's widely used.
Kendall's right. I'm extremely happy with Linux Mint 10, and don't plan to upgrade until Mint 12 is released. Doing things like replacing OpenOffice.org with LibreOffice and installing Banshee were a snap. Really, if you're comfortable with what you have, I would say you should just stick with it.

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by kvv » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:28 am

SunWukong wrote:Kendall's right. I'm extremely happy with Linux Mint 10, and don't plan to upgrade until Mint 12 is released. Doing things like replacing OpenOffice.org with LibreOffice and installing Banshee were a snap. Really, if you're comfortable with what you have, I would say you should just stick with it.
Make that 13 which is the LTS version, which is when I expect Gnome 3 Linux Mint to really stabilize, so to speak. It is pretty easy to get the latest versions of firefox, chrome, libreoffice and media players on mint 10.
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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by SunWukong » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:34 am

kvv wrote:
SunWukong wrote:Kendall's right. I'm extremely happy with Linux Mint 10, and don't plan to upgrade until Mint 12 is released. Doing things like replacing OpenOffice.org with LibreOffice and installing Banshee were a snap. Really, if you're comfortable with what you have, I would say you should just stick with it.
Make that 13 which is the LTS version, which is when I expect Gnome 3 Linux Mint to really stabilize, so to speak. It is pretty easy to get the latest versions of firefox, chrome, libreoffice and media players on mint 10.
I'm patient, but I don't think I'm that patient. I'm a tad too curious about Gnome 3 to wait two whole releases before I try it out. :P

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by Belgiumarthur » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:23 am

I'm going to upgrade because the ati drivers don't work on my pc on mint 10. :?
Are the drivers going to work in mint 11?

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by nunol » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:29 am

There is only one way to find out. Test it!

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by AcolyteVersion1 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:36 am

I must say, I made the leap from Mint 9 to Ubuntu 11.04, then after a few weeks of being reminded why I loved Mint in the first place, I leapt over to Mint 11. There are a few quirks in 11 that make me miss my 9 install... though that might be more familiarity and comfort in my old set up than anything else (I really need to set up AWN and Conky again).

The big thing with any Mint / *buntu update is the newer software. Getting Firefox 4 without having to jump through any PPA hoops is nice (though, ironically this change saw me move over to Chromium). If there's software you just have to have kept up to date, that's where the distro upgrade will likely shine.

There was a nice bonus to 11 making the OSD on my netbook run properly, but that was a little mitigated by having to install a new kernel to avoid kernel panics due to a wireless issue. In the end, I actually wound up using LMDE instead of 11, and have been ridiculously impressed so far.

I've learned one thing from the upgrade process, though, and that's that it's nice to have the freedom to hop around, without having to abandon everything you've already set up. As a result, I'm now running dual partitions on both desktop and netbook so that I can alternate between distros / releases on each partition, without having to totally lose my "main" OS every time. Stuck all my data on a third partition and I can boot into either of my two very different installs pretty seamlessly.

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by lmintnewb » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:47 am

Not that spring to mind. You could have a higher version number by 1. 10 + 1 = 11 after all, lol.

Actually ... like many things nixish. Really comes down to preference I guess. How hawt are you to have it ? Either way with hdd's being so large and nix OS installs being so small. If you really want to try it. Not like you can't keep Mint 10 too. 11 has a 6 month longer support cycle I guess. Errrr ... really no, not seeing all that many reasons to jump on the band wagon if what you have now is working fine for you. Plus if you drag your feet awhile longer. Mint 12 might be out, then you'll really have a dilemma going. :D

As per above ... no reason you can't try some of Mints other stuff out though. More than likely best way to tell what's best for you and you'll like the most. Is giving it a test drive/try out. Sticking with it comes down to preferences. The kind of person you are. Your goals and needs, your hardware. How much time you have on your hands to experiment and dink with software ... etc. Haven't tried Mint 11, liked 10 well enough ... So whatever ya do, you're probably better off not listening to me.

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by Stennie » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:40 am

After reading many posts on this forum I've decided to stick with MInt 10.
Mint 11 seems to have lots more problems and is not as stable as Mint 10.

Will wait and see what Mint 12 brings.... :D

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Re: Changing from Mint10 to Mint11

Post by nunol » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:32 am

Stennie wrote:After reading many posts on this forum I've decided to stick with MInt 10.
Mint 11 seems to have lots more problems and is not as stable as Mint 10.

Will wait and see what Mint 12 brings.... :D
The Mint 11 bugs do not hit everyone the same way, some users have no big problems running Mint 11. Only by testing it on your hardware can you be sure.

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