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[b]Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, proudly announced a few minutes ago, November 11, that the Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux Mint 14 operating system is now available for download and testing.[/b]

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can't wait for Mint 14 cinnamon! Man have they done a brilliant job or what ? ! (Y)

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Many who have installed it say it's the best version of Mint yet.
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I tried the Cinnamon release of this earlier from the livecd. I must say that it's better then the last few releases. I didn't even have to use nomodeset to load the desktop. There was a slight issue with the sound being scratchy when first starting music or a movie. But it clears up really quick.

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1352764408' post='595315336']
Many who have installed it say it's the best version of Mint yet.
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I think this is so true. Cinnamon alone has 800 bug fixes, just for 1.6 branch and many more to come. This is looking like a heaven sent distro right now!

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Does this version also inherit the Ubuntu 12.10 issue of no driver support for certain ati models that have been moved to 'legacy' status?

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I just wish they would come up with another theme.

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This is my Linux distribution of choice since Ubuntu switched to Unity. Not that I use Linux much.

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1352941841' post='595321124']
I just wish they would come up with another theme.
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Yeah the default theme and icons really aren't very good. There are plenty of good gtk themes out there though, and a few nice cinnamon themes (minty colors being the best IMO). The default fonts are really bad too. Why are they using sans when there are so many great interface fonts available? (Droid sans, Liberation sans, ubuntu font etc..)

I just installed mint 14 on my old laptop that's going to be in the living room for my family to use, just wanted something stable and easy for people to use (and unity runs too slowly on it). I must say this is by far the best mint release I've used. Mint 13 with cinnamon ran fairly sluggishly on the laptop in question and was kinda buggy, but this release is very quick and very stable. Cinnamon 1.6 is quite usable (I still prefer by far unity when I'm on a computer that can run it smoothly though).

It looks quite good after a bit of tweaking:

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[quote name='Digital.K' timestamp='1352931385' post='595320724']Does this version also inherit the Ubuntu 12.10 issue of no driver support for certain ati models that have been moved to 'legacy' status?[/quote]
Most likely as it's still got Ubuntu 12.10's guts under the hood. Although that's not Ubuntu at fault, the Catalyst drivers that work with these cards won't support newer builds of the X server. I've seen a couple articles describing ways of downgrading X. Tried it once out of curiosity, rather underwhelmed by the results, never mind not being a fan of band-aid fixes or forced downgrades. Got two machines with these (HD3850's), one I just use the open source driver and pretend the 3D doesn't exist (runs nicely otherwise), and the other got switched back to Win7 as it still runs very well with that. Probably the last ATI boards I buy for anything that might run an alternative OS.

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For those with problems installing 32bit applications on a 64bit install, look at [url="http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2211"]this[/url] or wait for final release.

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1352764408' post='595315336'] Many who have installed it say it's the best version of Mint yet. [/quote]

One would certainly hope the latest version is the best ;)

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Looks nice, specially after ViperAFK tweaks. However I'm still waiting for Elementary Luna.

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[quote name='ViperAFK' timestamp='1352950666' post='595321408']
Yeah the default theme and icons really aren't very good. There are plenty of good gtk themes out there though, and a few nice cinnamon themes (minty colors being the best IMO). The default fonts are really bad too. Why are they using sans when there are so many great interface fonts available? (Droid sans, Liberation sans, ubuntu font etc..)

I just installed mint 14 on my old laptop that's going to be in the living room for my family to use, just wanted something stable and easy for people to use (and unity runs too slowly on it). I must say this is by far the best mint release I've used. Mint 13 with cinnamon ran fairly sluggishly on the laptop in question and was kinda buggy, but this release is very quick and very stable. Cinnamon 1.6 is quite usable (I still prefer by far unity when I'm on a computer that can run it smoothly though).

It looks quite good after a bit of tweaking:

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Why not use the Mate Edition on the old laptop?it is very light, or even LXDE, or LDM, or Lubuntu

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[quote name='medhunter' timestamp='1353009345' post='595323052']
Why not use the Mate Edition on the old laptop?it is very light, or even LXDE, or LDM, or Lubuntu
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I dislike gnome 2 and mate these days, many unfixed bugs (particularly with the gnome-panel. for example gnome 2 panel applets can sometimes be really wonky when it comes to alignment, and there's a bug where if you use gnome 2 + compiz tooltips on panel applets tend to appear on the other side of the screen. Lots of little stuff like that that's always annoyed me about gnome 2, good riddance IMO). Also, I consider composting a necessity, and cinnamon runs just as well as gnome 2 + compiz. The laptop isn't even [i]that[/i] old, its only unity that runs terribly on it, even kde runs fine on it.

The cinnamon edition is actually quite light itself, it runs a lot better than I remember mint 13 running, and doesn't use much resources. The laptop has a 5400rpm hdd, and mint 14 boots in about 17-18 seconds to mdm, and only a few seconds to login. On fresh login uses around 315mb of ram.

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Agreed.I dislike the Mate D.E.
Actually I like to have D.E as eye candy as Possible.As you see in ignature ,I don't have a slow machine

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I like the look of mint but the *buntu bit puts me off as i had loads of problems with ubuntu

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I'm running Mint 14 with Cinnamon and I have one bug I wish they would fix. When selecting a new theme the theme will not be there when I restart the machine. I can go to "troubleshoot" and then "reset all settings to default" and then select the theme. Then when I reboot the theme is lost again. In other words the program is not saving the themes properly.

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[quote name='medhunter' timestamp='1353018550' post='595323476']
Agreed.I dislike the Mate D.E.
Actually I like to have D.E as eye candy as Possible.As you see in ignature ,I don't have a slow machine
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To me, Mate is last years technology. If you need it for your older computer, that's fine. However, I like the newest tech on my newer computer, just like you. :)
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wasn't mint going to convert over to Debian? or am i completely thinking of a different distro?

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Does it have issues with Pentium M's? I know that should I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.04 that I would have to download the mini.iso then choose the General Kernel in order to get it working.

If it does not have that issue then I might want to wipe Ubuntu for Mint.

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I'm been running the final all evening and it's probably the best version of Mint yet. I said I was finished with Linux but I can see myself installing this one. I am very pleased with it.

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1352978075' post='595321726']
One would certainly hope the latest version is the best ;)
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Indeed.

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^ Newest doesn't always mean best. :/

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*cough*video drivers*cough*

I put Mint Cinnamon on my laptop. As, for some reason, I could not upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04. Oh well, I had nearly nothing on there, and that I did, already had it backed up. Haven't messed with it exclusively, but it's rather nice.

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