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Title: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: W4KYR on June 04, 2014, 11:46:19 AM
For those who no longer want to run XP, but don't want to trash their machines.


Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/06/04/0031230/linux-mint-17-qiana-released

" "Linux Mint 17 'Qiana', a long term support edition of Linux Mint, has been released. Mint 17 is available in both MATE and Cinnamon editions. Mint 17 is derived from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and will receive security updates until April, 2019. The Cinnamon edition provides Cinnamon 2.2, with a much improved update manager, driver manager, HiDPI display support and many usability refinements. This release of Mint establishes a baseline on which the next several releases will be based: 'Until 2016 the development team won't start working on a new base and will be fully focused on this one; future versions of Linux Mint will use the same package base as Linux Mint 17, making it trivial for people to upgrade.'"

Here are the requirements

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2627

System requirements:

x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
5 GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
DVD drive or USB port


You can download from the torrents

http://torrents.linuxmint.com/torrents/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-32bit.iso.torrent

http://torrents.linuxmint.com/torrents/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-64bit.iso.torrent

Or from one of the many mirrors at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2627

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Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: NN4RH on June 04, 2014, 04:33:46 PM
OK.... what ... ever.


Anyone who is into Linux would already know about this.  Anyone who is not already into Linux would not care.

Besides, even Linux people may not care. I don't. I use Xubuntu. Should I start a thread about the new LTS release of Xubuntu?  Then we'd have to have a thread about Ubuntu, which both Mint and Xubuntu are based on.






Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: W4KYR on June 04, 2014, 10:36:16 PM
OK.... what ... ever.


Anyone who is into Linux would already know about this.  Anyone who is not already into Linux would not care.

Besides, even Linux people may not care. I don't. I use Xubuntu. Should I start a thread about the new LTS release of Xubuntu?  Then we'd have to have a thread about Ubuntu, which both Mint and Xubuntu are based on.


"For those who no longer want to run XP, but don't want to trash their machines."


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: W1JKA on June 05, 2014, 02:11:38 AM
Re: W4KYR

Exactly, for guys like me who want to get another 12 years out of my old IBM Lenovo T60 XP and now running on Linux Cinnamon FB. Same as still using my 1962 Johnson Adventurer and still driving my 1994 Ford pick em up truck (just can't kill those 300 sixes) .Cheap, cheap, cheap. ;)


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: N1UKX on June 05, 2014, 04:52:53 AM
I DO care and I didn't know of it.  I run Linux Mint 16 on my Lenovo T-60 laptop...


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: K4JK on June 05, 2014, 12:36:28 PM
I didn't know about it and I run Linux exclusively except for a couple of Windows VMs.  :)

I am tempted to try Mint even though I have abandoned Ubuntu for true Debian and LMDE, mostly because they keep screwing with everything too much.


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: KK4GGL on June 05, 2014, 06:12:48 PM
... and don't forget about opensuse :-)


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: VA2PBJ on June 06, 2014, 11:04:50 PM
My Compaq laptop only has 384 meg memory. Even Linux can't run on anything. If it's that old, maybe it's just time to ditch it.


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: W4KYR on June 07, 2014, 01:44:35 AM
My Compaq laptop only has 384 meg memory. Even Linux can't run on anything. If it's that old, maybe it's just time to ditch it.

You can run Puppy Linux on it or sell it on ebay for $35 to $50.


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: W9CLL on June 07, 2014, 06:04:18 AM
My Compaq laptop only has 384 meg memory. Even Linux can't run on anything. If it's that old, maybe it's just time to ditch it.
There are several distros that would run on it,  they would run faster than the equivalent Windose  version. Now the real question; is it worth it?


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: VA2PBJ on June 07, 2014, 06:40:14 AM
My Compaq laptop only has 384 meg memory. Even Linux can't run on anything. If it's that old, maybe it's just time to ditch it.
There are several distros that would run on it,  they would run faster than the equivalent Windose  version. Now the real question; is it worth it?

"just because" is such a bad thing to do. I can run a lot of linux vms on my 12 core 64 gb system. It's destined for the heap.


Title: RE: Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released
Post by: W4KYR on June 07, 2014, 08:51:50 AM
Sell it on ebay, someone will buy it.