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Old 08-18-2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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Mint 9 Xfce RC updating

This may seem like a foolish question but I've never tried a Release Candidate before. I downloaded Mint 9 Xfce to try in place of my homebrew Xfce installation and it was so much better that I'm using it as my desktop OS.
I've experienced no problems as yet and I've installed all the updates.
What are the chances that I will continue to have a stable system without installing the final release version when it's ready?
Naturally, I've backed up everything in case I have to re-install but I'm interested to find out if the updates and tweaks usually convert the RC to a stable set-up.
Many thanks to Clem for such a fine job.
Old 08-19-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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when the RC does go final,
just change the repo's to those that match the final.

with any luck, the differences won't be too great.
Old 08-19-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Pierre2,
I'll probably download the final release to a different hdd and see which runs best.
Old 08-19-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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I'd love to know what's in it. I'm told it does not have that stupid buggy beta PulseAudio like it's Xubuntu counterpart does, which is great!

But if it has Plymouth instead of Usplash or whatever, that will be a show-stopper for me. Plymouth just paralyzes my 'puter monitor, putting it "to sleep" on boot-up!

I wonder if there's a way to find out what's in it? Like the recipe or something, lol.
Old 08-20-2010, 12:51 AM   #5
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Dixiedancer, Pulse audio and plymouth both appear when catfished but I'm sure that they could be changed.
Old 08-20-2010, 01:20 AM   #6
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I've just thought about it. There is a menu - synaptic. Just download, make a live disc and synaptic will tell you what's installed and what isn't (Plymouth is).


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