Upgrade path from Mint 14?

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AK Dave
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Upgrade path from Mint 14?

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Hey boyos, I'm back! I've been out of the loop so long that I'm a complete n00b again, but I'm still a fast learner. Actually I haven't forgotten all. Just a lot. I've been in the Mac world for a while.

Last fresh install of Mint was v14. What is my upgrade path from here? Can I apt-get a dist-upgrade or should I just throw down with a clean reinstall? I was thinking LMDE Betsy.

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Clean install is the way to go. No doubt about it.

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Re: Upgrade path from Mint 14?

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Hi, AK Dave.

Linux Mint 14 was based on Ubuntu. LMDE 2 is based on Debian.

In case you want to switch from the outdated and de-supported Linux Mint 14 to LMDE 2, then this can only be done by installing LMDE 2 from scratch.
In case you want to stay with the Ubuntu based Linux Mint editions, then upgrading from Linux Mint 14 to the current Linux Mint 18.2 can only be done by installing from scratch, too.

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Re: Upgrade path from Mint 14?

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Great!

I'm weighing the pro/con of 18.2 vs LMDE2. Its Mate either way for me. Install is going on a Dell Mini 9.

I see that my old help threads from ages ago where I explained how to make the b43 on the Dell Mini 9 work still exist.

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