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"The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana'. Linux Mint 17 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. The Update manager has been hugely improved. It shows more information, it looks better, it feels faster, and it gets less in your way. It no longer needs to reload itself in root mode when you click on it. It no longer checks for an Internet connection or waits for the network manager and it no longer locks the APT cache at session startup. The UI has been improved, the icons were modified a bit and the changelog retrieval is now much faster and more reliable."
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9
Slicker than ever
"They" say it's booring.
I have a separate /home partition, and I boot Windoze7 (well, I could, but seldom), and a couple other partitions for the "distro of the week". I've used Mint for several years, and it's my favorite over a couple flavors of Ubuntu, Bodhi, Puppy, openSUSE... I forget what else. Let's face it, there's not a lot of difference between distros <ducks flying shoes> and having all the drivers, codecs, and polish counts for something. The only hangup with Mint was that you had to reinstall when it got stale, but now they are going to keep this one updated for several years. So, I think it's the best Debian variant ...for me anyhow.
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No Guest can be added with 64 bits.
1) Host Linux Mint 16-Olivia- Cinnamon 64 bits- any Guest either with 32 bit or 64 bits can be addeed.
2) Host Linux Mint 17- Qiana – Cinnamon 64 bits – No Guest can be added with 64 bits.
Option is not available for choosing guest with 64 bits while creating new machine in Virtual Box.Hence guest (with 64 bit) can not be added.
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Fine if it works
but quite a few people seem to be having graphics problems
I tested the 32-bit version of Mint with the Mate desktop. The live disk started well enough, but once installed the GUI kept crashing. I eventually solved that problem by changing the display manager, replacing mdm with xdm. That led to plymouthd continuing to run, which was only solved by disabling it altogether.
The software included LibreOffice (without spell-checking), Gimp, Firefox (with Flash), Pidgin, HexChat, Thunderbird, Banshee, and VLC and Totem (with codecs). There were several warnings from GTK and GLib when running from the CLI, but everything worked except for LibreOffice. In Writer, display problems made it almost unusable. I replaced it with OpenOffice from Apache, which worked except for having an invisible scrollbar. That was cured by changing the theme. I also had an invisible notification area on the panel: a Gnome2/Mate bug which has affected Ubuntu and Mint sporadically for at least 4 years, for which there seems to be no remedy.
There seem to be quite a few people having graphics problems: it may be well to wait for version 17.1.