Post by Mike Easter Post by Wond Post by Mike Easter
DistroWatch's Feature Story is a very nice review by Jesse Smith who is
an experienced general distro user/reviewer and specifically lots of
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20111219#feature A dozen mints
Thanks for the link...any particular reason for upgrading to 12?
I've been happily using Mint 10. Tried 11 on a laptop, but could never
get it to update due to errors, so put 10 on that as well. If 12 is just
the desktop and file system options, why bother?
To give you an idea of my distro hopping and distro testing and how that
relates to Mint, in the past I have burned a lot of linux CDs for
booting and in the present I do the same thing with flash drives. For a
long time my main system was Mint7, long after it quit doing any updating.
At the present, my main system is Mint11. I have booted up to
investigate Mint12 just like I have booted up Ub11.10 and I certainly
liked Mint12 better than the Ub.
I think the decision to stick with a particular v. or to 'advance' to
the newer one is very complex and based on personal issues, some of them
seemingly small and unimportant in isolation.
I don't know why you had a problem with 11, it is working fine for me.
In my case, when 11 came along it was way past time for me to move up
I've settled on Mint Debian for my laptop, but I try all the Mint distros
(and a couple of others) as they come out, using VirtualBox under Windows
7. I got as far as trying 12, decided first impressions couldn't be right,
and so I persevered for some time before deciding first impressions *were*
right, and abandoning it for good. I've gone back to Mint 9 as the last
decent Ubuntu based version - at least it's the "long support" version.
It would seem that despite my poking fun from time to time at the Linux
Luddites who deprecated anything with a modern GUI that was easy to use,
that they may have a point after all. I'm still trying to convince myself
the Mint Debian is actually better than the "official" Debian Stable. It
is, but only because I like the menu etc. on the bottom bar, and I haven't
found out how to move it down under plain Debian - yet.
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England
Why is there only one Competition Commission?