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^You guys know you can install Linux from a USB drive, right (pendrivelinux.com)?

Mint 11 is way nicer than Ubuntu 11.04, I've only tested both in Virtualbox but Unity/Gnome 3 is way too laggy for a VM. Maybe the Gnome guys just wanted to outdo the crappiness of KDE?
 
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Yeah I'm a cheapskate when it comes to CD/DVDs so I have several linux distros on various USB drives around my house
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
No source.
& two. It's been announced for a while now.
Was this seriously a post?
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
Perfect example of nitpicking, folks.

So just because you're waiting for the LXDE version....this isn't news? This is the release of a major player in the linux world right now.
Seriously? Hop off your high horse.
RC was essentially the release.

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Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
lol kinda a waste of a DVD for 864 MB
But at $7 for a 50 pack who really cares right?
Also Clement Lefebvre is the man for his work in Linux Mint and his stance on isreal and their supporters
People use DVD's still now that programs like unetbootin make life a hell of a lot easier.

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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
it wasn't news because, like he said, the RC is essentially the release and the real release only contains a couple of bugfixes from the RC, as has been done with Mint since at least Mint 6. also, initially it hadn't been formatted correctly for here.

and also, it's his opinion. he will wait for the LXDE version before installing, instead of installing the Gnome version. i don't see what's nitpicking there...


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^You guys know you can install Linux from a USB drive, right (pendrivelinux.com)?

Mint 11 is way nicer than Ubuntu 11.04, I've only tested both in Virtualbox but Unity/Gnome 3 is way too laggy for a VM. Maybe the Gnome guys just wanted to outdo the crappiness of KDE?
This.
But I prefer unetbootin since it's both Windows & for Linux.

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Yeah I'm a cheapskate when it comes to CD/DVDs so I have several linux distros on various USB drives around my house
You know you can put multiple distros on a single USB key? I forgot the programs name.

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Was this seriously a post?
Yep. Now bugger off.
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So just to make sure I understand this. In the Linux world an RC is the same thing as an official release? It's just that it sounds like two different releases to me.

I'm personally happy to hear this news because I was waiting for the official release before I gave Mint another go. Although I guess that was a waste of time because apparently they update almost nothing between RC and an official release? Still even if they fixed just a couple bugs at least it will be that much smoother now.
    
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So just to make sure I understand this. In the Linux world an RC is the same thing as an official release? It's just that it sounds like two different releases to me.
An RC is basically the same in that you can easily upgrade from the RC to the full version. I had the mint10 beta and just upgraded the necessary packages when the full version was released.
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I have the the RC on my netbook... will the update manager automatically bring me the packages to go "official release" status?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
You know you can put multiple distros on a single USB key? I forgot the programs name.
Oh yeah, I also do unetbootin occasionally. Here's the link to that program that lets you do multiple Distros on a USB (for the guy you quoted): http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

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I have the the RC on my netbook... will the update manager automatically bring me the packages to go "official release" status?
Yeah, all you have to do is run the update manager and you'll go to Mint 11 official. Nothing magical will happen, it'll just do it.
 
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Sounds like news to me. Thanks, OP.
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The codename "Katya" reminds me of my ex-girl friend who was from russia. I used to call her that... meh.
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