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Old 12-21-2018, 01:34 PM   #16
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This is gonna take a while, hydrurga. Only 20% done now. Should I just bite the bullet and install Mint 19 CINNAMON (I purchased the CD awhile back)?
Personally, I would suggest carrying on with that update and achieving a stable system, then running that for a while before upgrading to Mint 19. There could well be issues that you have to resolve with Mint 19, very possibly with the printer, as there almost always are when upgrading a system.

Note that you can do a couple of things. (i) Run Mint 19 live from the CD and see if it works well on your hardware and with the printer; (ii) Upgrade Mint 18.3 to 19 in-situ using the Update Manager (https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3615). With the latter, you can always revert to a pre-upgrade TimeShift snapshot if things go awry. It is always advisable to make sure that you have backed up all your documents, images, videos and other personal files to an external device before upgrading.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 01:37 PM   #17
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Killed it, hydrurga. I've taken entirely too much of your time, already. I'll install Mint 19 and we'll see how it goes.
See my post above. It might be advisable to run the Mint 19 CD live first to check that your computer and printer work well with it. Also, you can upgrade your whole system in-situ, a solution which is made more attractive if you have a fairly complicated setup with a great number of additional packages installed and a lot of application configuration. If you do decide to do this, you have to carry through the update/upgrade process you just killed.

Oh, and my time is of no import.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 01:59 PM   #18
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See my post above. It might be advisable to run the Mint 19 CD live first to check that your computer and printer work well with it. Also, you can upgrade your whole system in-situ, a solution which is made more attractive if you have a fairly complicated setup with a great number of additional packages installed and a lot of application configuration. If you do decide to do this, you have to carry through the update/upgrade process you just killed.

Oh, and my time is of no import.
Hydrurga, we mainly use our laptops for web browsing, email, and as a file cabinet, so our setup is not complicated at all. I think I just zigged, when I should have zagged. I love Linux world, having spent most of my adult like in MS Windows world.

And, YES, your time IS of import, and is MUCH APPRECIATED, kind sir! Make it a great day.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 02:01 PM   #19
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Hydrurga, we mainly use our laptops for web browsing, email, and as a file cabinet, so our setup is not complicated at all. I think I just zigged, when I should have zagged. I love Linux world, having spent most of my adult like in MS Windows world.

And, YES, your time IS of import, and is MUCH APPRECIATED, kind sir! Make it a great day.
Ok, you too! Please don't hesitate to come back on here if you have any further issues.
 
  


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