[ubuntu-uk] Distro hopping / Laptop running hot

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 23:00:04 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:03 AM, Craig Peden <cpeden at cogigo.com> wrote:
> On 20 Jan 2011, at 22:38, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Anton Piatek <anton at piatek.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I thought the move to Debian was before unity etc. I also thought the
>>> motivation was to track Debian unstable and have continuous rolling updates.
>> I really don't know. You may know better than I!
>> The rolling-updates thing is as much a result of using Debian as a
>> reason for the switch; they go hand-in-hand so I think trying to pull
>> one out is confusing.
>> The move /was/ before Unity etc. but it was after the "windicators"
>> and the right-hand buttons. That alone was enough to really wind up
>> some people.
> Debian has been a long term thought for the Mint team I believe. If
> you look in the /testing directory of any of their mirrors you can
> find a Debian alpha from as far back as Linux Mint 4. I think the team
> just haven't had the time and a lot of work was also put in by Ikey to
> get LMDE going.
> So whereas it does reduce their reliance on Ubuntu I don't think LMDE
> is solely around due to recent developments.

Oh, fair enough. Thanks for the info - I didn't know that.

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