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Linux Mint 13 (Maya) Has Arrived 216

Posted by Soulskill
from the fresh-mint dept.
New submitter OceanMan7 writes "Linux Mint 13 (Maya) has just been released. DVDs come in four flavors — MATE (with and without codecs) and Cinnamon (with and without codecs) — in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The codec-free versions comply with U.S. and Japanese IP regulations. MATE 1.2 is Linux Mint's community-powered extension of Gnome 2. Cinnamon 1.4 is built upon Gnome 3, but has a more traditional look and feel. As with Ubuntu 12.04, upon which Linux Mint draws, all editions come with Long-term support (LTS) until April, 2017. The release notes provide a list of changes.
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Linux Mint 13 (Maya) Has Arrived

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @04:04PM (#40093469)

    Yes I use it all the time.

  • by jedidiah (1196) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @04:32PM (#40093745) Homepage

    apt-get install mythtv

    MythTV through a package manager really is not that daunting. Even building it from scratch is not that hard since you can use the package manager to sort out dependencies.

  • by couchslug (175151) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @04:37PM (#40093793)

    That's precisely why it's so popular.

  • by ourlovecanlastforeve (795111) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @05:04PM (#40094121)
    Mint has now come full circle: It was originally rolled up when Ubuntu stopped distributing codecs, now it has a codec free version. In other words, it's a distro based on a distro based on a distro that no longer has a purpose. Contribute upstream.
  • by Skarecrow77 (1714214) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @08:45PM (#40095895)

    you'd think so, but it's pretty hard to dismiss the problem as somehow being cause by me when:
    A. I list the exact workflow, and at no time am I doing anything out of the ordinary
    B. The bugs are confirmed in offical tracker logs.

    That's the thing that gets me. I'm listing known and documented problems with the operating systems, and I'm getting downmodded like I'm making shit up.

    Also, I'm curious to know which headaches you're running into with Windows 7, because I can't think of any offhand. XP? sure. Vista? Of course. 7? nothing comes to mind.

  • Hybryde (Score:4, Informative)

    by unixisc (2429386) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @10:53PM (#40096651)

    For those wondering about Cinnamon vs Mate vs Unity vs KDE vs LXDE vs XFCE vs whatever, there is a new distro out called Hybryde. From the distrowatch announcement

    Olivier Larrieu has announced the release of Hybryde Linux 1, a desktop Linux distribution with one unique feature - the ability to switch rapidly and fluidly between a number of desktop environments and window managers without logging out and without having to close open applications first. The list includes Enlightenment 17, GNOME Shell, GNOME 3 "Fallback" mode, KDE, LXDE, Openbox, Unity, Xfce and FVWM. The switching between desktops is achieved via a customisable Hy-menu which also allows launching applications and configuring the system. The project's website is in French and by default the distribution only supports the French language, but extra language packs can be installed from standard Ubuntu 12.04 repositories.

    Okay, MATE and Cinnamon weren't among the listed options, so it might have been good had they forked off Mint, as opposed to Ubuntu, so that they could have included that as well. I'm guessing that they probably only offer liberated software, which is why complete GNOME 3 is not offered, since it requires 3D accelaration to work, for which liberated drivers are not available. Unless they're trying to get the FSF seal of approval, they might as well offer a full GNOME3, w/ an advisory that it's not a fully liberated DE.

    Oh, and then there are all the other Ubuntu derivative Linuxes, such as Comice, dyne:bolic, ExTiX, gNewSense, LuninuX, Trisquel and Zorin.

  • by chiguy (522222) on Wednesday May 23, 2012 @11:19PM (#40096753) Homepage

    Also, I'm curious to know which headaches you're running into with Windows 7, because I can't think of any offhand. XP? sure. Vista? Of course. 7? nothing comes to mind.

    OK, I have one, but for me, it's a doozy. Searching for contents of a file doesn't work the way I want by default. Mainly because if you're searching in a non-indexed directory, there's no option to search the contents of a file. Even if you're in an indexed directory, only files with known AND selected types are searched. And if you want to search PDFs, you have to install one of two 3rd party iFilters (1 of which costs $600 if you want to search PDFs on your Win Server). WTF? No PDF search in Win 7? Even Vista allowed you to search ANY file. Changing the settings doesn't make it work even as well as Vista. Some people have VMs running Vista just so they can do better searches. I use a 3rd party app to search for contents of a file in Win 7, which is beyond irritating.

    And MS hasn't addressed or fixed the search UI since people started complaining about it in 2009:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/ecbecc00-f3e7-429f-87cd-8900fc313add/ [microsoft.com]

    Other than that, I actually like Win 7.

  • Oh by the way! (Score:3, Informative)

    by unixhero (1276774) on Thursday May 24, 2012 @01:49AM (#40097307)
    Release notes: Boot hangs on systems with b43 wireless cards WHAT??? This is a very common set of cheap broadcom wireless chips used in tens-if-not-hundreds of 2-5 year laptop models. What a particularly strange thing NOT to fix before you ship a release to the public. Of every laptop I "refurbish" and install Linux Mint on, 1 out of 3 has the B43 chipset. I can't believe it. I have to see this with my own eyes. ... Ship a release that doesn't support the ess1869 of wireless chipsets

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