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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed


    Hi there

    Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

    I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

    This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

    (I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

    The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

    I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

    This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

    (I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

    The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Thanks -- the RC is usually pretty good but that's why I'm running it on a VM -- note there's no LIVECD yet -- that will appear later. So far so good although I believe there are a few minor issues with NVidia (aren't there always !!) but on INTEL HD graphics seems fine. Some people have reported sound issues -- of course I can't test that until I fire it up on a physical machine. On a VM working perfectly.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Good to hear... Most issues seem related to older hardware really...drivers are always a PITA with RC!

    I'm also running it on Intel - no problems at all .... gonna give it whirl later on some of my buds rigs and see how it holds up on different H/W.

    Cheers
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    Interesting !

    Although I can't use Linux as a production environment, I like to play with some distros.

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    Just installed Mint 17 virtual machine using VMWare Player. How cool, something else to play with.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Just installed Mint 17 virtual machine using VMWare Player. How cool, something else to play with.

    Hi there
    An interesting way to use this is also to create a PORTABLE WINDOWS system - create the LM17 system on an external HDD --it will have to be a non UEFI version as you need to write the Bootloader (GRUB2) to the external HDD and not your main HDD in the computer. Then install vmwware player - free -- and add a Windows Virtual machine. On even a USB2 HDD performance is fine. !!

    I did this since Windows to GO is only available for Enterprise users but I felt a portable Windows system is a great recovery tool or even for running alternative versions of programs without modifying your internal HDD or running OS.

    The whole thing boots AND RUNS from an external HDD - even if there's no HDD in the computer or its broken. The internal HDD isn't touched in any way if you want to try it out. (Of course you can READ / WRITE to it but that is just doing normal applications).

    I did it with an OPENSUSE distro in the post linked to - but Linux Mint works as well. Don't forget though in the Windows VM to enable 3D and hardware acceleration.

    Enjoy !!

    How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks Jimbo! Something else to experiment with. This sounds like a real handy thing to have available.
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    Greece
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    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    I'm interested in trying out Linux on a VM using VMWare Player.

    Can any of you experts recommend a version that is good for someone without a lot of techie knowledge please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    I'm interested in trying out Linux on a VM using VMWare Player. Can any of you experts recommend a version that is good for someone without a lot of techie knowledge please.
    Well, personally, I think Rebecca is kinda sexy ... but then beauty is in the eye of the beholder - MATE or KDE may be more appropiate to begin with... (NB: Linux is not for the GUI orientated... it's more about efficiency (although the wallpapers beat the pants off Windows 10 TP ...IMHO) Editions for Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" - Linux Mint
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