Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
Thread beginning with comment 498335
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Not a good experience so far
by Construct1545 on Mon 28th Nov 2011 21:53 UTC
Construct1545
Member since:
2011-11-05

My Linux Mint 12 experience is starting to fail. Never have I encountered so many bugs in a Mint distro. Any desktop that I try to configure breaks when I try to configure it. My laptop is using an Intel integrated graphics card (which may be the problems). I am going to try my new desktop using an ATI card and see if it breaks too.

I am starting to think about going back to Mint 11 (I already did on my laptop). Simply said, it works well, and I shouldn't need anything else for a long time. I'll try Mint 12 again when I see improvements in MSGE and MATE.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Not a good experience so far
by Alfman on Mon 28th Nov 2011 22:20 in reply to "Not a good experience so far"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Construct1545,

"My Linux Mint 12 experience is starting to fail. Never have I encountered so many bugs in a Mint distro...."

I've stated my own driver problems earlier, however in my case I confirmed the problems were actually upstream (Ubuntu). I'm curious if your problems are also upstream issues. Do you have the same problems with Ubuntu? I could be wrong, but I don't think Mint devs write any drivers at all, they just copy them from upstream.

Reply Parent Score: 3

Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

The price to please everyone? Failure.

Reply Parent Score: 2