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Praise For Tara 19

Post by Dawgfan16 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:16 am

I do not do a lot of posting and switched to Linux Mint in Dec 2013.
It has been a wonderful system for me.
I can not praise the the team enough for just how polished this distro has become,
It is the only distro for me.
This time I did a clean install and it has been amazing..
Keep up the great work.
Windows out of my life for 6 years now and I can only Thank You so many times.
Great Job Guys and gals.

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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by all41 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:57 am

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Yep--
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by Johann_Popper » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:45 pm

I don't know if this qualifies as a UX bug, but Mint devs have a responsibility to the community to make the Linux desktop just buggy enough, ugly enough, and non-productive enough, to push me away from my desk on beautiful summer afternoons like this. They didn't do that with Tara. As a result, I'm frittering my life away enjoying a well-designed, well-tested OS. I'm even getting loads of work done at the same time. This is egregious. Clem et al should be ashamed of themselves. The really sick thing is, Solus is incredible too, so all this progress and stability is obviously an Irish problem.

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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by Portreve » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:04 pm

Johann_Popper wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:45 pm
I don't know if this qualifies as a UX bug, but Mint devs have a responsibility to the community to make the Linux desktop just buggy enough, ugly enough, and non-productive enough, to push me away from my desk on beautiful summer afternoons like this. They didn't do that with Tara. As a result, I'm frittering my life away enjoying a well-designed, well-tested OS. I'm even getting loads of work done at the same time. This is egregious. Clem et al should be ashamed of themselves. The really sick thing is, Solus is incredible too, so all this progress and stability is obviously an Irish problem.
Yes, darn it, Clem has some 'splanin' to do! :lol:
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by SwanRider » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:14 am

Dawgfan16 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:16 am
I do not do a lot of posting and switched to Linux Mint in Dec 2013.
It has been a wonderful system for me.
I can not praise the the team enough for just how polished this distro has become,
It is the only distro for me.
This time I did a clean install and it has been amazing..
Keep up the great work.
Windows out of my life for 6 years now and I can only Thank You so many times.
Great Job Guys and gals.

Dawgfan16
Always great to see post like this :) I love Tara as well and totally agree with everything you've said here :)

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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by ud6 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:59 pm

19.0 Tara (Mate) has been the best functioning linux system I've used in the 15 years or so I've used linux. It solved problems I had in 18.3 (bluetooth, touchpad, drivers). Really, for me it's been flawless and indeed beautiful. Only annoyance has been WPS problem, but that's not mint's fault of course. Can't thank mint enough. Windows 10 is probably the best windows edition out there. Mint 19 is far better (faster, more reliable, more control and sooo user friendly). Mint is the only real linux challenger to windows on the desktop because it is so user friendly. Of course I'm used to mint mate now, but it just seems more direct and easier to do what I want tham anything else out there.

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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by Valsodar » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:26 am

Praise For Tara 19
Give her some time to show her horns and you'll quickly kick her in the arse and go back to Sylvia. :lol:
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by Rtep » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:54 am

Exactly. That's what I did.

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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by Pjotr » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:20 am

No problems with 19 here. Fine release. :mrgreen:

Note that 19 has a brand-new codebase, so some teething troubles are inevitably to be expected.... Over time, the updates should iron those out.
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by JosephM » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:12 am

To those appreciating the new release, thank you!
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by Pjotr » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:40 am

JosephM wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:12 am
To those appreciating the new release, thank you!
I thank you for helping to make it. It's an excellent piece of work. :)

Most complaints are normal at this stage and shouldn't bother you too much, if at all... Some people don't realize that it's simply unfair to compare the stability of a well-matured LTS like Mint 18.x, with that of a brand-new LTS like 19. Oh well, that's life.
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:13 am

no problem here running any of the 18.04 bionic derivatives...DAMIEN
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by JosephM » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:26 am

I thank you for helping to make it. It's an excellent piece of work
Much appreciated :)
Most complaints are normal at this stage and shouldn't bother you too much, if at all
Oh, I don't. There are obviously some growing pains on the new base and some known issues. What I see a lot of here on the forums is "this thing just quit working, I'm going back to a previous version". That's not very helpful. No attempt at troubleshooting the issue. Not trying to reproduce it. If people can let us know what the problem is and how to recreate it, we can often fix it. I know not everyone has the time or know how, but if they do it would be a huge help. Especially if it's in one of Mint's own tools. Often troubleshooting isn't that difficult. Make it better for future releases or for updates to the current release. It's not like we want users stuck with broken or buggy stuff ;)
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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by benali72 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:02 pm

I regularly install linux on old dual-core boxes for charity. Mint has proven simple, reliable, and dependable -- exactly what I and my users need. My users don't know Linux but they have no problems at all using Mint / Xfce.

19 continues this tradition. I had a few small issues at first because I jumped the gun and installed it right away (rather than waiting a couple months on a new release like I usually do). But once I got to the 4.15.0-29 kernel and the systemd update, all has been working fantastic and glitch-free.

Another triumph for the Mint team. Thank you so much for this product I know I can trust and depend on!

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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by AZgl1500 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:18 pm

JosephM wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:12 am
To those appreciating the new release, thank you!
I have been extremely happy with 18.3 Cinnamon, it just plain works and does a great job.


then I did a dual boot install with Tara Cindy so that I could compare apples to apples on the same machine.


Cindy is becoming very alluring to me, it is so subtle, the screen has less "eye-strain" and the fonts are so crisp, the whole overall feeling is hard to describe, slickness in operation, speedy results, and how can it be that the Internet is FASTER?

I am trying to resolve that in my mind, how can that be, unless Cindy is somehow making the WiFi adapter run more efficiently?

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Re: Praise For Tara 19

Post by Valsodar » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:20 am
No problems with 19 here. Fine release. :mrgreen:

Note that 19 has a brand-new codebase, so some teething troubles are inevitably to be expected.... Over time, the updates should iron those out.
Maybe so but I still prefer to wait for at least 19.3 before I upgrade to it. Besides, there's another thing that drives me off the 19th version - the mandatory installation of a software I don't want - the intel microcode.
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