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What experience is made with Linux Mint Debian in MATE and Cinnamon flavor [closed]

asked 2014-05-20 08:42:29 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2020-07-12 13:39:14 +0200

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in respect to LibO:
- in general, which means with which LibO version?
- in particular with LibO
- and upgrading LibO ahead of the Debian testing and release?

Any answer and additional comments are highly appreciated!

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answered 2014-05-20 08:49:26 +0200

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AFAIK nothing to be concerned about. Debian works well with upstream packages. But LibO testing releases are less stable and have strange new quirks sometimes. So using it to get work done may not be the smartest move (but you might be lucky as I often have been).

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@mahfiaz - thanks for your comment! I have currently the LMDE in MATE running on a 10 year old Thinkpad x40. It is running fine so far. The only concern I have is the rather old version of LibO. The current LibO release is 4.1.3. Thus, I want/need to consider to upgrade Libo a bit faster than LMDE/ Debian does it. Any experience with upgrading faster? Are you using Linux? If so which version? (If I may ask.)

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-05-20 09:44:20 +0200 )edit

I have been on Ubuntu for really long. I thought half a year ago that going to Debian would be a good move, but after a few months switched back (not so easy non-free hardware support, old software, sometimes dependencies for newer software require newer libraries as well and then things get either boring or overexciting). So I took the simple road and went once again with Ubuntu (which too is kind of annoying with Unity integration, ubuntu-one and other things which I remove after installing).

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-05-20 12:43:23 +0200 )edit

Today I got fed up with Ubuntu again and this time went for LMDE Debian. Wow, my mind is blown, I really didn't know LibreOffice could be that fast. I have a rare need for a hashtag #mindblown

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-05-26 17:54:06 +0200 )edit

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