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Re: Rave Review of Linux Mint 12

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 29 Nov 2011 02:38 : \____

> Sinister Midget wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> On 2011-11-28, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>> Linux Mint 12: A Great desktop Linux stays Great
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Installing Mint is a snap. All you need do is download the ISO, burn it to
>>>| a CD, DVD, or USB stick and then re-boot your computer with it and follow
>>>| the instructions. On my PCs, the entire process took about half-an-hour.
>>>| One nice thing about Mint, and other Linux distros, is that theyâll work
>>>| well on old PCs with as little as 512MBs of RAM. For most people though Iâd
>>>| recommend running Mint on a system with at least 1GB of memory.
>>>| You cannot though do an in-place update of Mint 11. Thatâs by design.
>>>| Mintâs developers feel that if you just upgrade an already existing Linux,
>>>| youâre likely to carry forward potential problems or out of date software.
>>>| So, youâll need to back up and restore your home directories and files. I
>>>| did this by backing them up to an attached USB drive. Itâs a trifle
>>>| annoying, but itâs not really a big deal.
>>> `----
>>> http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/linux-mint-12-a-great-desktop-linux-stays-great/9935
>> One guy I know said he installed this and it crashed on him twice. So
>> he installed KDE to make sure it wasn't just Gnome. It crashed again.
>> He said he put it on his desktop to eliminate his netbook as the
>> problem and that crashed, too.
>> On another board a couple of guys complained about crashes.
>> I downloaded the latest Debian-based release and installed it
>> yesterday. The last time I installed the Debian-baed version it worked
>> great. This one crashed once while I was using it, and again while I
>> was asleep. It crashed again today while I was using it at work.
>> Supposedly someone among those I named above said there were reports of
>> crashing by others on forums. I don't have any first hand knowledge of
>> those complaints, though.
>> I don't know what this is, but I hope it's fixed soon. I've liked Mint
>> for a long time. The last one was stable as hell for me. But I'd hate
>> to have to stop liking it for not being able to use it.
> Need to read dmesg or Xorg.log.0.

Mint 10 was a very solid release, based on another which was very solid (LTS).
Why not just stick to those for a while longer?

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