Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 (Sonya) beta release

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  1. TinMan

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  2. GOD666

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    And so it begins
     
  3. John Sutherland

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    As Clem has stated so many times on the LM forum, "There is no rigid schedule for release dates. It will be ready when it's ready." :yes:
     
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  4. TinMan

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  5. Nimbus2000

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    Of course the other side of the coin is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". I have 2 computers that exhibited really irritating bugs with 18.1 while the laptop I am currently using is very stable with 18.0 (I have been reluctant to update it to 18.1 since it is working so well). I guess I'll do a full image backup and then update to 18.2 at some point. That way I can roll back if those irritating bugs are still there.
     
  6. ancestor(v)

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    I'm using 18.1 on my main machine and 18.2 (beta) on my test system - it works like a charm for everyday tasks. So, nothing too special and specific, but I didn't encounter any errors or problems. If you want to get rid of M$ or just try something new, try Linux Mint Cinnamon. It's really beginner friendly, intuitive and comes with a lot of software.
     
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  7. Tiger-1

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    yep I agree, really Linux Mint Cinnamon also is my favorite :yes:
     
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  8. John Sutherland

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    #8 John Sutherland, Jun 15, 2017
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    I tried booting to a live CD session using Linux Mint 18.1 on my HP laptop with AMD graphics and found myself staring at a black screen. I know how to use the "nomodeset" work-around but found it disappointing after every version of Mint 17.x booted with no problems.

    I'm happy to report that Mint 18.2 beta boots with no problems as well, so it looks like they resolved the AMD graphics issue that 18.1 had. I went ahead and installed it to the hard drive and have had no issues so far. Once 18.2 reaches final release status, I'll install it on my Lenovo Thinkpad T400 as well.

    EDIT: Just found out that the button used to toggle my wifi on and off now works. That never worked on any previous version of Linux Mint.
     
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  9. R29k

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    It needs a newer kernel for proper amd support that was all, 4.9 is great.
     
  10. Nongshim

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    I noticed with the newer kernels that LOUD pop noise is gone from boot up, so I guess that's a plus :D.