bthylafh wrote:Thing is, if I'm taking that step anyway should I abandon Ubuntu and move to Mint?
BobbinThreadbare wrote:Ok, so on my mom's laptop I put Ubuntu on there back in 2010. So she's running 10.04. Is there a way to upgrade directly from one LTS to another or do I have to go through the 4 versions in order?
End User wrote:BobbinThreadbare wrote:Ok, so on my mom's laptop I put Ubuntu on there back in 2010. So she's running 10.04. Is there a way to upgrade directly from one LTS to another or do I have to go through the 4 versions in order?
Washer wrote:codedivine wrote:Dude you didnt mention KDE. Give it a try if you havent before?
You're right, I need to give it a more thorough look. In about a week I'll have a lot more free time, I'll use some of that to check it out.
just brew it! wrote:The main problem with KDE is that it is stupendously bloated. I'm going to give it a try on 12.04 anyway though; hey RAM is cheap! But I suspect I may eventually end up on XFCE...
Washer wrote:By default it is an absolute nightmare if you're switching between multiple windows. Mate is fine and classic.
Overall I'm not completely happy with the desktop environment situation in Linux. I have high hopes for Cinnamon though and I think they'll nail it at some point in the near future.
EDIT: Wanted to ask, those who are using Mint: Are you using the "standard" release or LMDE?
Flatland_Spider wrote:KDE leans heavily on the video drivers. If the video drivers aren't working well, you're experience will suffer.
just brew it! wrote:I upgraded last night. My server runs apt-mirror each night to sync with one of the other mirrors and so I get main, restricted and universe from the server - I don't bother mirroring multiverse. It took 1 minute to download the first 1670 packages from my local mirror and then 4 minutes to get the last 16 multiverse ones across the Internet. Even on my core i7 920 with 6GB of RAM and a Vertex 2 SSD, installation is far longer than download.I started building up a local mirror of the repository at work a few days prior to the official release, and will take a copy of that home on an external hard drive today. Local mirror FTW!
CampinCarl wrote:So, I tried installing 12.04 in VMWare Player...no dice. Won't install VM Tools properly, stuck with CL only. Anyone running into this issue as well? FWIW I just installed 10.04 in VMWare Player no problem.