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Re: Rave Review of Linux Mint 12

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____/ Sinister Midget on Wednesday 30 Nov 2011 01:16 : \____

> On 2011-11-29, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 29 Nov 2011 02:38 : \____
>>> Sinister Midget wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>>> 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?
> The thing is, I downloaded the Debian-based one. It's a rolling
> release. It should be in good shape and (hopefully) not introduce any
> bugs as it goes that don't get fixed quickly.
> I used Mint 11 and it worked good for me. The LXDE release sucked in
> some ways, but it worked perfectly fine for most uses. The Gnome
> version was solid for awhile before I installed what I have now.
> I'm going to stick with what I have now for awhile. I'm determined to
> eventually find what's crashing and see if something can be done about
> it.

Ubuntu 10.04 and its relatives work very well and will continue to work until 2013.
If it's not broken, why upgrade spuriously? :-)

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