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Old 12-05-08, 14:39
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Ive installed linux mint but is there anything i can do within linux mint or even ubuntu thats good, or is this not possible to do
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Default Re: Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

not sure what your getting at. you can do lots of things in linux. what specifically are you wanting to do?
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Ive installed linux mint but is there anything i can do within linux mint or even ubuntu thats good, or is this not possible to do
Mint has MP3 audio playback already enabled. Mint is also stable only where that Ubuntu goes to the side of unstable every 6 months. If I were to introduce someone to Linux, I would probablly give them a Mint disk to try.

If you are unhappy with Mint, it is based on Ubuntu and two command lines and you can install Ubuntu.
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To be honest i don't know what i was thinking by asking the question,
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To be honest i don't know what i was thinking by asking the question,
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Default Re: Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

Since we already have a Mint Thread-

Download Linux Mint 6 Felicia

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Based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Linux 2.6.27, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" comes with a brand new "Software Manager", FTP support in mintUpload, proxy support and history of updates in mintUpdate, mint4win (a Linux Mint installer for Microsoft Windows), tabbed browsing in Nautilus and a lot of other improvements.



ighlights: New GUI, history of applied updates, proxy support, improved stability The Linux Mint Update Manager "mintUpdate" was refactored and its graphical interface was redesigned from scratch.

mintUpdate 3 brings numerous bug fixes and a brand new GUI
A new view was added to browse through the history of applied updates.

History of applied updates in mintUpload 3

Linux Mint 6 "Felicia"

Not yet available in KDE, or Fluxbox versions.
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Can I upgrade my Ubuntu 8.10 to Linux Mint without destroying all my programs?
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Can I upgrade my Ubuntu 8.10 to Linux Mint without destroying all my programs?
Yes- If you enable the Mint repostitories then run the command

sudo apt-get install mint-desktop-name

You may want to nose through the Mint forums for the exact method. I won't have time to look until next week.
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I'll have to see how to enable Mint repositories, but it seems interesting.
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I'll have to see how to enable Mint repositories, but it seems interesting.
I was wrong.

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Move Home To A New Partition


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Default Re: Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

I am uninstalling my 64-bit Ubuntu to install a 32-bit since I have been having stability issues. I really only want to install an OS that I am going to keep for a long time. Is Mint that much better than Ubuntu?
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I am uninstalling my 64-bit Ubuntu to install a 32-bit since I have been having stability issues. I really only want to install an OS that I am going to keep for a long time. Is Mint that much better than Ubuntu?
It is a preference.

You won't have to fiddle with back repos and unstability in Mint like you do in Ubuntu to enable items like DVD and Mp3 to work.

Mint is live, so you can "try before you install."

Delete the .files in your /home directory and you are back at the standard Linux install. Move /home and install 32 bit and then move /home and you save your photos/documents/music and such. I use a utility to backup Firefox myself.
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FEBE (pronounced [fee-bee]) Firefox Environment Backup Extension
allows you to backup and restore all of your installed Firefox extensions and themes. It actually creates individual installable .xpi (or .jar for themes) files that you can put on CD, Flash Drive or floppy (do they still make those?) and install on another computer. You could also backup your extensions before installing an extension upgrade. This way you could always go back if the upgrade doesn't work for you. You may have a really good (but old) extension installed that is no longer supported and you don't want to loose it. Now you can snatch it out of the bowels of Firefox and keep it archived. The latest version will (optionally) backup/restore your bookmarks, preferences, cookies and just about everything else that Firefox generates. You can even backup/restore an entire profile in one step
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Default Re: Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

Well, I have already installed Linux Mint by the time I saw your response

The only thing I didn't like about Mint was the way the UI was set up initially. I understand the whole "make it look like windows for ease of use " concept. However, it makes it look like a cheapo alternative to Windows XP. When I arrange it like gnome usually looks like, with the bar across the top and bottom, it looks like its own unique OS.
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Default Re: Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

B.O.O.M. - thanks for the FEBE link and info - I am a bit of a "feeb" when it comes to backup and could use some easy help. This will fill part of the bill!
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