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OS5.x upgrades


Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:10:12 am

I read somewhere that Mint 11 has a new upgrade path - instead of backing up and manually reinstalling applications after a new release of Linux, Mint has been able to implement a Windows style process in just patching or replacing relevant parts of the OS keeping settings and installed apps using their Update Manager. Could Zorin do the same since it is based on Ubuntu 11.x ? and even more because Zorin's appeal is meant to be for would be Windows migration users?




Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:20:16 am

I am sure you will find that this only applies to the Mint Debian versions, based on Debian Squeeze. The Ubuntu/Debian based versions are approximately six monthly re-installs, if one wishes to do so.


Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:43:38 pm

Exactly...what that is, is LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) which is the one that is not based on Ubuntu but rather Debian Testing, so it is a "rolling release" where the entire system is always getting updated and you don't need to re-install every 6 months...The downside of course is like hundreds of updates every week as well as a chance of occasional program "breakages" and the it really requires more "hands on" experience to keep up with it properly... ;)