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Old 03-20-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Question Is there a KDE version available for Mint

Hey, Thanks for starting a new distro forum for mint.

I'm currently using kubuntu and thought to give mint a try. I heard that it is a very friendly, easy-to-use OS, is it?

My main question is, Is there a kde version available for mint? I'm tired of Gnome(used Ubuntu sometime ago) and want a kde environment.

Old 03-20-2009, 04:46 AM   #2
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Linux Mint can and can not be easy to use.Depends on what you know and what you want to do,but it is usually considered as an easy to use Linux distribution.
KDE edition is available but as the release canditate,meaning that it's not stable yet.It's a community edition.Go here and check it out.

EDIT:I didn't mention that there a is stable release available,sorry.

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Old 03-31-2009, 10:01 PM   #3
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Yes, there is a LinuxMint KDE CE, (Community Edition)and while the Mint 6 (Felicia) version is in RC1 status, (our version of beta, as we do not belive in releasing beta software to the masses) there is a stable release for Mint 5 (Elyssa) which is an LTS edition. The Mint 5 KDE CE uses KDE 3.5.10, which is much more stable than KDE 4.2 which is what is used in the Mint 6 KDE CE.
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Hi Kasunbg,

New version of Linux Mint KDE was released today. Here is the blog link with all the info:

All the best with the Mint experience.

Old 04-09-2009, 04:48 AM   #5
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Why did the developers released Mint with many non-upgraded packages? I mean, they released it with 2.6.27 kernel when the was released some week before the Mint release. Same thing for KDE, many days ago was released KDE 4.2.2, and Mint was released today with KDE 4.2. Any way...When I'll have a PC all mine I'll install it.

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I'm not a developer of Mint or of any other kind. However, the KDE version is managed by a guy who comes under the name of Boo.

All the developers work as volunteers and do what they can in their spare time. I'm sure that there are good developmental reasons why the "latest and greatest" kernel are not used. The aim is to produce a reliable and stable version of the distro rather than "bleeding" edge. From what I read the team has done an excellent job.

The development of Mint and the reasons behind the decisions made, can be read on the Mint website. Unlike other Linux developments, the Mint team are open and explain their decisions if you look through the blogs. They are also willing to listen to sensible ideas. Many of the Mint tools have been enhanced by this process.

I hope you enjoy the new KDE version of Mint. I'm downloading as I write.

Best regards
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heffo_j is correct in his statements. The reason we use the older kernel is that it is proven, stable, and is what was best at the time that Mint 6 was first released. Since all CE's, (community editions, which all but the main Gnome edition are) are based from the main edition of Mint, we use the same kernel in them all. As for why not all updates are applied when you install, it is because there are updates being released every day. If we were to make ISO's with all the updates already applied all the time, all we would be doing, is creating ISO's. Also, some people have issues with some updates, maybe something breaks with a particular package, or maybe it slows down the system, or maybe it just causes some instability, what ever the reason, we want the user to be able to decide if they want the update or not.
Also, just a note to everyone, LinuxMint KDE:CE was just released as stable, so there is no more RC, it is just LinuxMint KDE:CE.


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