Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

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Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

Postby ZeonOtaku » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:07 am

Yesterday I posted about webcams and drivers and was told Linux Mint 10 is "no longer supported". Well, I'm one that doesn't really like upgrading because generally when things are upgraded, things that you've learned and become comfortable with have a tendency to change drastically. So if Linux 10 is no longer supported, what would be the distro of mint that is supported, I would be comfortable with? I've heard some of my friends who have been using current versions of Mint talking about how the graphics interface has been changed drastically - these folks are more Linux savvy than I.

The current version of 10 that I'm using is based on Gnome? It's a USB stick boot a friend made me.

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Re: Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

Postby squeezy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:58 am

If you want true GNOME 2, which has been discontinued by GNOME, then Mint 11 is still supported with that DE. If you want the most recent Mint release with a DE that's a clone of GNOME 2, then Mint 13 MATE is what you're after.

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Re: Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

Postby eric k » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:18 pm

Current supported versions are Mint 9 LTS, Mint 11, Mint 12, and Mint 13 LTS.

Mint 11 is supported until October 2012, and will give you the same desktop experience as Mint 10, plus some breathing room before it's support runs out.

Mint 13 with MATE is meant to be a continuation of the deprecated GNOME 2 project, with the editable panels and customization options many know and love. Mint 13 with Cinnamon is designed to offer the traditional desktop paradigm while taking advantage of the technological improvements GNOME 3 has to offer.

Moving away from Mint, other GNOME 2 choices to consider would be Debian 6, Solus OS, and Fuduntu.
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Re: Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

Postby DataMan » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:58 am

Added to Eric's good synopsis if you have the real estate, consider a complete install of the "proposed" ops/desktop. Kick the tires and try it out before making the deep commitment.

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Re: Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

Postby Monsta » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:17 am

eric k wrote:Mint 11 is supported until October 2012, and will give you the same desktop experience as Mint 10, plus some breathing room before it's support runs out.

Plus a little annoying "bonus" (look here) which can make you think twice before replacing Mint 10 with Mint 11 :evil:

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Re: Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

Postby Mik3e » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:48 pm

I upgraded from 10 to 13 and had no trouble adjusting to the transition. The only problem was my old hardware, which was well over 10 years old and couldn't make the change.

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Re: Mint 10 "Julia" to what?

Postby toddbailey » Sun May 05, 2013 6:10 pm

I'm running the Commordore Release/Variation of Mint 10. It's no longer supported so no bug fixes will be made. I'd like to keep the existing "effects" and misc applications in place, so I'm wondering how I might do a in place upgrade to say Mint 13 lts. Could I just copy or edit the apt repository files from another Mint 13 machine, running the same hardware and do a apt-get upgrade, or would that fubar the existing machine running mint 10?

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