Upgraded to Linux Mint 13 on my laptop!!!

My Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon desktop based on Gnome 3.4.0

Linux Mint 12 crashed.  Linux Mint 13 had some problems, but I added a boot option via directions on the Linux Mint homepage.  Cinnamon has a good conservative approach. I get the 3.2 linux kernel. This kernel release fixed some stalling in Linux Mint 11.  My favorite Gnome hardware detection utility is back.   Cinnamon is a front end for Gnome 3.x which further improves the Gnome 3 interface. It needs hardware acceleration so old PCs run Linux Mint 13 MATE, a project that continues where Gnome 2.32.2 ended. This system may be better than openSUSE 12.1 (with KDE, Gnome, LXDE and XFCE shells) , because it comes with codecs built in and is based on Debian/Ubuntu and not RPM. Deb packages don’t have as many dependency issues as RPM package manager.   Mark Zuckerberg used Debian when he developed Facebook.  We’re living in a FreeBSD world now where Red Hat Enterprise Linux is inferior.

I like Libreoffice 3.5.2 already installed. I can now read Visio files. My fast quad-core laptop doesn’t like its kernel upgraded and creates a black screen when I attempt this. My other Linux Mint 11 laptops takes 3.3.7 kernels upgrades.

Linux Mint may not  be as secure as PC-BSD, but it works.  The GRUB boot loader recognizes my PC-BSD 9.0 partition and boots fine.

 

/etc/grub.d/40_custom:

Boot PC-BSD 9 in GRUB

menuentry “FreeBSD” –class freebsd –class bsd –class os {
insmod ufs2
set root='(hd0,4)’
chainloader +1
}

then

Terminal # update-grub

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