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Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby LinMusGuy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:52 am

I want to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint release. This is my computer:

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What release of Linux Mint is best for me given the computer I am using?
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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby Linuxmusician01 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:51 am

I always go for LTS (long term support) releases. Given the amount of internal memory (3 GB?) I'd try if Mint w/ Gnome3/Wayland works. Might be sluggish. Otherwise: install an LTS version of Mint/Ubuntu with Xorg (and Mate or Cinnamon, if Cinnamon still works in Xorg that is...).

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby LinMusGuy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:09 am

The 32-bit or 64-bit version?

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby Linuxmusician01 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:15 pm

LinMusGuy wrote:The 32-bit or 64-bit version?

Considering the fact that the chance is almost nil that your system is still 32 bit you should try the 64 bit version. If that don't work, try to install the 32 bit one.

BTW Backup your old data!!!!! If you install Linux, chances are that you're gonna overwrite your old Linux partition.

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby LinMusGuy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:31 pm

Yes - I am already busy making a backup. This is going to be a complete restart where everything has to be reinstalled. That's why it took me so long to find the motivation to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint version.

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby LinMusGuy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:57 pm

So it has to be Linux Mint 19, and I like Cinnamon. Further it has to have LTS. But how about 19, 19.1 and 19.2...?

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby Michael Willis » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 pm

LinMusGuy wrote:But how about 19, 19.1 and 19.2...?

Those minor version updates are things like security patches and bug fixes. Get the latest one.

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby lilith » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:29 pm

LinMusGuy wrote:Yes - I am already busy making a backup. This is going to be a complete restart where everything has to be reinstalled. That's why it took me so long to find the motivation to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint version.

Make another one if data are important.
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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby Linuxmusician01 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:37 am

LinMusGuy wrote:Yes - I am already busy making a backup. This is going to be a complete restart where everything has to be reinstalled. That's why it took me so long to find the motivation to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint version.

Same here. So I'm still on Mint 17. See no reason to upgrade yet. My PC is of relatively low spec, like yours. So I'll wait for reports about Wayland as a replacement of Xorg.

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby LinMusGuy » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:32 pm

I am almost ready making my backups. It happens too often lately that I cannot work with interesting audio programs because of my old operating system, so I will do the upgrade probably today.

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Re: Best upgrade Linux Mint

Postby LinMusGuy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:25 pm

Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 succeeded! We will see how things work out from here...


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