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Oct 20, 2010, 21:03 (4 Talkback[s])


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"Well, my extended experiment with Linux Mint, which I installed some months ago on my primary desktop, is over. I had almost forgotten why I installed it – because Ubuntu Lucid wouldn't install and run correctly from a clean install. I never did figure out why. But Mint 9 did, and so I've been using it since June.

"Ubuntu 10.10 is out now, and as far as I can tell it's pretty good. I have a fresh install of it on my secondary desktop, and an upgrade-in-place on my work laptop (which I'm using right now to type this post) and it's been nice and stable. It did lock me out of using Kaffeine to play DVDs any more, which I mentioned yesterday, but all in all it looks quite nice. The installer in particular is a serious piece of work, hands down the best Linux installer I've ever seen, and quite different from Lucid's.

"So I think, assuming the Maverick installer works now on my primary desktop, that I'll be going back to Ubuntu on my primary desktop as soon as I have the time to do it."

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