Linux Mint 22 Beta :D

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4725

Been running the Cinnamon edition on my macbook since yesterday. Awesome experience so far :slight_smile:

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Time to spin me up a new VM

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Well, things going as expected.
3 months after latest Ubu LTS is almost always a typical date to ship new major version of Mint.

Mint is a golden standard when it comes to being a normie-friendly Windows replacement. I wish them bigger adoption, they truly deserve it.

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Mint deserve Arch version. And EOS Deserve a Deb version. I mean LTS. :laughing:

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Just install with cinnamon DE, there is slight differences but I’m willing to put down cash that after a week you will barely notice them

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Took a while to get here, but it’s okay. I’m sure it will be a good release! Not sure if I will switch to it, to be honest. I like Plasma way too much to switch off now.

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They have, trust me. I think the majority over here and in the Linux world have used Mint. I did 10 - 12 years ago, the only thing that didn’t sit well for me was the Windows-like interface. Coming from the Mac world, it was counterintuitive for me, but it did introduce me very well to Linux.

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^ a lot of Mint’s apps and addons (like mint-artwork for their theming) are in the AUR

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There are metrics available on one of their pages, and yeah. They definitely have a userbase

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To be honest Mint is great but it’s just Cinnamon desktop and I’d rather use EOS Cinnamon than Mint.

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After a short while dabbling with Ubuntu:s, Linux Mint and the community around it was actually what launched me into the Linux Userspace in a more serious manner.

I had a very nice experience both with the system and the community. I experimented quite a bit with my systems and ended up breaking them quite often. I used to the get very nice support on their forums.

I still have a Linux Mint VM in one of my systems and maybe if I get around it, I’ll install the new release as well.

Linux Mint will always have place in my :green_heart: and most probably on my hardware.

I wish them all the best!

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Linux Mint 7 Gloria was the release that enabled me to finally dump Windows back in 2009. I usually try out each release in a VM, and I’m running :enos: Cinnamon now.

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I am currently using EnOS Cinnamon 6.0.4 on an Odroid N2+ for my ARM dev work.

Works quite nicely. The only thing I miss from Plasma is Kate. I am using xed. It gets the job done, but Kate has a few extras that I like.

Pudge

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Mint packages a Qt configuration tool that’s been awesome for theming. I’ve been using Manuskript and Ghostwriter in LMDE. Haven’t found that tool in the AUR, though :frowning: maybe it’s bundled somewhere.

Depends on the theme, but Kvantum’s been a really good substitute (especially when I was on Cinnamon and then Sway).

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in lxde I was given xed. it doesn’t look different nor act much different than my beloved gedit and it’s a great app…“it gets the job done, but Gedit has the few extras I like.”
I didn’t replace like I did the file manager and terminal. So there’s that.

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AFAIK the classic suite of XApps were based off GNOME 2 application suite, that’s why under the hood they’re mostly the same.

Personally, since I started using Mint Xfce (shortly after upgrade to Mint 21) I’ve been using Mousepad instead of xed. Nothing against xed, just thought Mousepad looked nicer to me + it was an Xfce app, so it’d be better integrated with the rest of the DE.
And even after distro switches (first to MX, later to EOS) I’ve kept Mousepad in all my installations.

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You need qt5ct from the Extra repo and qt5gtk2 from the AUR.

Also, in /etc/environment you need to uncomment (delete the #) QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=qt5ct

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The feature that has come to be essential for me is the column on the right of the pic

That was first introduced to me in Kate. The above file has 400 lines and navigating vertically is so much faster. The difference is like driving down a side street and driving on the Autobahn.

I tried in Gedit to enable this feature, but didn’t figure it out. Maybe it is an extension or plugin type deal? I haven’t looked at Mousepad.

Pudge

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It was removed 4 years ago :roll_eyes:

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Thanks for the info. Now that I am used to the overview map, the lack thereof is a deal breaker for me. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Pudge

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