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#1 Keith1

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:12 PM

I've been watching for the final release, which I thought was out.......... but apparently not quite yet.

I was just reading this link ( note the warning ), so I guess I'll patiently wait awhile longer.



http://techhamlet.com/2011/11/the-final-version-of-linux-mint-12-is-here-download-now/

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

Thanks for the info. No hurry here either. I'll wait until things settle down.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

keith a good rule of thumb if to wait about a week or two after the release comes out to install. but you and i never do that.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:51 PM

AustrAlien - you are very welcome - BTW, very cool take on your screen name.


Ray - yep, but I'm becoming a bit more cautious after many mistakes, though I probably will many times again - hee hee

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:32 PM

Woot! Definitely will be downloading it when I get back to fast internet. :)

Hopefully the UI changes won't be too jarring to a hardcore Gnome 2.32 user like myself. lol.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:15 PM

It shows it is now available for download at the official Mint site and Distrowatch.


http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php


http://distrowatch.com/

However, I'm still going to wait a week or so before I download it, just to see if folks are having any problems with it. That will give me extra time anyhow to make sure I've saved everything from my ubuntu system before I pitch it.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:41 PM

You can always install it in a virtual machine to try it out first (which I will be doing).

You think this is worthy of a News topic?
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

I'm trying to get a VM installed ( in Ubuntu 11.10 )to try Mint 12, but I'm lost. I tried following the instructions in the link and got as far as having VMware downloaded to my downloads folder, but can't get past there. I get an error message - unable to locate theme engine in module. Guess I should have asked before trying to do it on my own.


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player


EDIT - Sorry about jumbled post, I failed to mention that I do have Mint 12 in my download folder, as well as VMware player. I see where one option is to open with PyPar2 - is the the route I should go?

Edited by Keith1, 26 November 2011 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:26 PM

Eh, I've never really liked VMWare. VirtualBox is better (and easier).

Create a new VM, create a virtual hard drive, allocate RAM. After that, mount the .ISO file of Mint 12 to the VM in the VM's settings, boot it, hit F12, then C. Rock and roll. :thumbsup:

Full manual online here: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:55 PM

Coming from a user of Linux Mint 12...it's absolutely wonderful! Definitely the best use of gnome 3 out there!

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:06 PM

Ninja - Thank you very much for the info - I'll get a fresh start with this using VirtualBox. I'll post back how I fare.

Pilot - That's very good news to me about Mint 12, I can't wait to get going on it.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:24 PM

:thumbup2:

I'll be downloading it tomorrow and reporting back with my opinions of it. :)
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:40 PM

kieth also been using virtual box also. easy as heck. great program. it is in ubuntu software center. let me also know if you have problems. worked for me the first time i used
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

Alrighty, I've installed VirtualBox, and it looks like I have my Mint 12 iso in there just fine. I'm not clear on how to boot it to try out, so I thought I'd better ask before I mess something up.

Here's my situation - - - I'm using ubuntu 11.10, which I run 24/7 because I'm running Folding@Home. I want to be able to boot into VirtualBox to play around with Mint, then go back to Ubuntu. I'm probably making this more complicated than it really is - but I'm just a bit lost right now.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

Check the manual I linked to earlier: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html

It has just about everything you need to know. :)

Btw, with a virtual machine, you never leave the host operating system (Ubuntu, in your case). You just run a virtual machine with a guest OS (Mint, in this case) in a windows of it's own. It's pretty neat if you've never done it before.

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