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Post  bobd13045 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:37 am

Over the last 6 months Linux Mint is only 20 hits behind Ubuntu in Hits Per Day. Very Happy

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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:48 pm

bobd13045 wrote:Over the last 6 months Linux Mint is only 20 hits behind Ubuntu in Hits Per Day. Very Happy

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Yup sure has come a long way!

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Re: Mint just below Ubuntu on Distrowatch

Post  jpisini on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:47 pm

With Ubuntu dropping Gnome I wouldn't be surprised to see Mint take the lead at the next release.
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Re: Mint just below Ubuntu on Distrowatch

Post  bobd13045 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:05 am

jpisini wrote:With Ubuntu dropping Gnome I wouldn't be surprised to see Mint take the lead at the next release.

Is this true? What is going to be Ubuntu's main desktop environment.

I'm still waiting for Google to launch its OS.

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Re: Mint just below Ubuntu on Distrowatch

Post  jpisini on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:56 am

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jpisini wrote:With Ubuntu dropping Gnome I wouldn't be surprised to see Mint take the lead at the next release.

Is this true? What is going to be Ubuntu's main desktop environment.

I'm still waiting for Google to launch its OS.

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Unity is the default going forward. http://unity.ubuntu.com/ If your machine can't handle the graphics it will drop back to a Gnome 2 like state. I hear you can set that as the default too but I have not played with it enough to say 100%. A friend of mine likes it and made me try it out for a week. I can honestly say that I don't like it. I can see the use on netbooks or phones but not on my desktop with a 24 inch monitor.

You can test Chrome-OS now if you like it takes some work though. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/how-to-install-googles-chrome-os/9006
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Post  bobd13045 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:50 am

jpisini wrote:
bobd13045 wrote:
jpisini wrote:With Ubuntu dropping Gnome I wouldn't be surprised to see Mint take the lead at the next release.

Is this true? What is going to be Ubuntu's main desktop environment.

I'm still waiting for Google to launch its OS.

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Unity is the default going forward. http://unity.ubuntu.com/ If your machine can't handle the graphics it will drop back to a Gnome 2 like state. I hear you can set that as the default too but I have not played with it enough to say 100%. A friend of mine likes it and made me try it out for a week. I can honestly say that I don't like it. I can see the use on netbooks or phones but not on my desktop with a 24 inch monitor.

You can test Chrome-OS now if you like it takes some work though. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/how-to-install-googles-chrome-os/9006

Thanks Tekmate

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Post  Admin on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:06 pm

jpisini wrote:
bobd13045 wrote:
jpisini wrote:With Ubuntu dropping Gnome I wouldn't be surprised to see Mint take the lead at the next release.

Is this true? What is going to be Ubuntu's main desktop environment.

I'm still waiting for Google to launch its OS.

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Unity is the default going forward. http://unity.ubuntu.com/ If your machine can't handle the graphics it will drop back to a Gnome 2 like state. I hear you can set that as the default too but I have not played with it enough to say 100%. A friend of mine likes it and made me try it out for a week. I can honestly say that I don't like it. I can see the use on netbooks or phones but not on my desktop with a 24 inch monitor.

You can test Chrome-OS now if you like it takes some work though. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/how-to-install-googles-chrome-os/9006

Hmm base off Chrome-OS or Android, choices choices Very Happy

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Re: Mint just below Ubuntu on Distrowatch

Post  jpisini on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:45 pm

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Hmm base off Chrome-OS or Android, choices choices Very Happy

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That is a tough one. I think Android may be more popular but Chrome-OS would make drivers a lot easier.
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Post  Admin on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:43 am

jpisini wrote:
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Hmm base off Chrome-OS or Android, choices choices Very Happy

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That is a tough one. I think Android may be more popular but Chrome-OS would make drivers a lot easier.

Thats my barrier now with android; wifi drivers everything else picks up even webcam. Hmm will have to give Chrome-os a test drive.

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Re: Mint just below Ubuntu on Distrowatch

Post  JohnP on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:48 pm

bobd13045 wrote:Over the last 6 months Linux Mint is only 20 hits behind Ubuntu in Hits Per Day. Very Happy

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I was just at Distrowatch and it's even closer! 6 more people visit Mint and their tied! I check that count once in a while and I was surprised at how close they are. Mint is a nice product, and I think Ubuntu has lost Users/Patrons with that Unity interface. I'm just not sold on it either. Sad
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Post  JohnP on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:53 pm

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Thats my barrier now with android; wifi drivers everything else picks up even webcam. Hmm will have to give Chrome-os a test drive.

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I tried Android x86 on a netbook and that Fujitsu Tablet. Of course the digitizer wasn't picked up, I expected that, but neither was the wireless in either case. Crying or Very sad
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Post  Admin on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:49 am

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Thats my barrier now with android; wifi drivers everything else picks up even webcam. Hmm will have to give Chrome-os a test drive.

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I tried Android x86 on a netbook and that Fujitsu Tablet. Of course the digitizer wasn't picked up, I expected that, but neither was the wireless in either case. Crying or Very sad

Yup: Im not giving up on android, but I may use Chrome-OS as a base instead for now to speed this release up untill i figure out how to fix the wifi drivers in android.

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Re: Mint just below Ubuntu on Distrowatch

Post  bobd13045 on Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:05 pm

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Thats my barrier now with android; wifi drivers everything else picks up even webcam. Hmm will have to give Chrome-os a test drive.

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I tried Android x86 on a netbook and that Fujitsu Tablet. Of course the digitizer wasn't picked up, I expected that, but neither was the wireless in either case. Crying or Very sad

Yup: Im not giving up on android, but I may use Chrome-OS as a base instead for now to speed this release up untill i figure out how to fix the wifi drivers in android.

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Post  Admin on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:42 am

bobd13045 wrote:
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JohnP wrote:
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Thats my barrier now with android; wifi drivers everything else picks up even webcam. Hmm will have to give Chrome-os a test drive.

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I tried Android x86 on a netbook and that Fujitsu Tablet. Of course the digitizer wasn't picked up, I expected that, but neither was the wireless in either case. Crying or Very sad

Yup: Im not giving up on android, but I may use Chrome-OS as a base instead for now to speed this release up untill i figure out how to fix the wifi drivers in android.

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Glad you like that path. Im liking Chrome a lot Very Happy I am very impressed; what would be nice if there was a way to use the android market with Chrome, then it be like having cnr again hehehe Very Happy

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