Linux Mint 17.3 is out

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  1. Michel

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    #1 Michel, Dec 3, 2015
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  2. Nimbus2000

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    Does anyone else think it is odd that the linuxmint.com web site goes down just when a new version is released? I now see a message about site maintenance but scheduling maintenance at this time just does not make sense. :confused:

    Could it be that the site was overwhelmed by disgusted Win 10 users looking for a better solution? :D
     
  3. Michaela Joy

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    It's possible. :D
     
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  4. thorin0815

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    Canonical is ddossing Mint Website. ;)
     
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  5. John Sutherland

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    #5 John Sutherland, Dec 3, 2015
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  7. abd63

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    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
     
  8. Ace2

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    Linux Mint 17.3 32bit & 64bit (Stable).

    h..p://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/iso//stable/17.3/

    Replace h..p with http.
     
  9. ausernamenoonehas

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    Seeing as this is my first foray into Linux, I plan on waiting for the update through the Update Manager. Which leads me to question: Is it best not to update straight away and wait for a few months or so to avoid issues, or is it different with Linux and there's no problems with new releases?
     
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  10. Antilope

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    #10 Antilope, Dec 4, 2015
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    17.3 has gone through a lot of testing, but there can always be bugs. Nothing like the trainwreck that Windows 10 is, however. I'm going to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 without hesitation when the officially released stable version is available. I've been using Linux for about 6-months and Windows for about 25 years.
     
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  11. John Sutherland

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    Hello ausernamenoonehas - Usually, the option to upgrade using the Update Manager is available a week or so after the final release is available as an .iso file. So if you just can't wait to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3, you'll have to do a clean installation using the .iso.

    There's really no need to wait any longer than that. The Linux Mint team of developers do not work on a strict schedule like Microsoft does. They do not rush things. If you read the link in my previous post, you'll find that Clem's attitude is "It's ready when I say it's ready". I've previously upgraded from 17.0 to 17.1, then from 17.1 to 17.2 without any issues using the Update Manager.

    Just keep checking every day and wait for the Update Manager itself to be updated. After that, go the the "Edit" tab and you should find the upgrade to 17.3 is available to be installed. Just click on it and away you go. NOTE: When it's done, make sure to follow the instructions and reboot!
     
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  12. Michel

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    My first post has the official stable release
     
  13. Antilope

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  14. Superfly

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  15. nodnar

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    it is not; i can t be bothered to update, reinstall, to go through that whole rigmarole, when i read the what`s new?[very little..] and mint does not offer a simple update.. it is boot from cd, and twist your thumbs and wait.. rebecca runs fine here, why should i upgrade?
     
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  16. Superfly

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    Agreed, just 'cos it's new doesn't mean it's better... I'm d/l'ng the iso for a VM install to check it out first before upgrading ( Cinnamon 2.8 breaks Stark and Configurable menu - that's a deal breaker for me)
     
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  17. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Are you stupid or what ? Its not leaked and these are the official mirrors. Read the first post ffs
     
  18. Superfly

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    Got a few ACPI probe errors on VM... I don't think this release has been well constructed... Will wait for 18 rather.
     
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