I have no choice -- OK, I did. Clem and the rest on the Linux Mint team has put out Update 4 for LMDE. I have put this update on my Dell Inspiron 6000 to test and play with while keeping my Acer Aspire One old school.
With the server problems they have had, it took two days to finally download the 1471 -- 1119 updates plus 352 requirements -- files to update my Dell. I used the Mint Update Manager for this and once everything was downloaded, it spent a while updating everything -- and I mean everything, we are talking fourteen hundred and seventy one files -- and then I restarted the system.
It started right up. I quickly installed Cinnamon and restarted again.
Kudos to Clem and the rest of his team. I am impressed and have told you all as much.
Clem, as a LMDE user since early on, I just want to thank you and your team once again for your fine work.
For the system I used to try out the update on, I had 1119 updates with a total of 1471 files to download and install. Whoa! I threw caution to the wind and went with the update rather than waiting for the new spin to come out — granted, with your server issues it did take a couple days to get them all to down load, but they finally did all make it.
So, here I am on the other side with a major update that didn’t just frak the shit out of my system. Color me impressed.
Now, I just have to retrain myself on the intricacies of this new GUI. Damn you young kids and your progress … ;)
Anyway, thanks for the time and effort. In the next week or two I’ll send you another donation. I have no problem paying for good software!
Thank you Clem and the rest of your team!
So now I am learning this new Cinnamon thing and will try to keep an updated log of what happens.
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One thing to be aware of, this is a huge download and will take lots of space on you /root partition. My /root partition is 7 GB of which I usually have 2+ GB of room. I ended up with a low disk space warning after the update was installed and apt-clean ect removed over 1.6 GB of files.