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Linux Mint 19 Won’t Support Minimal Install Option

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Apr 302018
 

The bigwigs at Linux Mint have spoken.

The nice minimal install option available in the new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS distro will NOT be offered with the upcoming Linux Mint 19 aka Tara.

With Ubuntu 18.04’s minimal install, you only get the Firefox browser and a few basic utilities, not the fancy stuff like LibreOffice, etc.

Linux Mint did not provide any reason why such a cool feature as minimal install would not be made available in the next major version of the popular distribution.

Well, you can’t really question the wisdom of the Delphic oracles. Can you?

Although based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Linux Mint 19 will likely differ from its parent in another important way too.

Linux Mint developers are considering retaining support for home directory encryption, a feature stripped in the Ubuntu 18.04 installer. But a final decision has yet to be made in this matter.

No Minimal Install Support with Linux Mint 19 aka Tara

Tara – Other Features

Besides leveraging the various improvements in its upstream parent Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the love-child (Tara) should also feature improvements in Mint tools, with the focus on Update Manager, Software Manager and Welcome Screen. Continue reading »

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – My First Impressions

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Apr 262018
 
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - My First Impressions

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS aka Bionic Beaver is out today (April 26, 2018) and you can download it here. After downloading it, go to the folder and do a shasum check to ensure your download’s integrity. Here’s how to do the shasum check: $ sha256sum bionic-desktop-amd64.iso adf9c1cbb2529cb06a67bbb16af881d8d918078e7e155a897ac30a9e0cf2bafa bionic-desktop-amd64.iso Since this is Read More

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How to Check If an Application is Installed in Ubuntu

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Dec 012016
 

In this brief post, I’ll quickly show you how to check via the terminal if a particular program is installed on an Ubuntu Linux system. For easy understanding, I will consider a program that is already installed (keepassx) on my computer and one that is not installed nmap. On the Read More

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Differences between yum info and yumdb info with Example

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Apr 262016
 

Wise folks say a picture is worth a thousand words. In Linux, an example is worth ten thousand words. In this post, we’ll use an example to understand the difference between the commands yum info and yumdb info. For purpose of this post, I will use the popular Cherrytree notes Read More

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How To Add Guest Additions to Lubuntu 16.04

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Apr 262016
 

I have Lubuntu running as a virtual machine via VirtualBox. Like many Ubuntu fans, I upgraded to version 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) yesterday. The reason for my upgrade was that Ubuntu 15.10 (a.k.a. Wily Werewolf) was not a Long-term Supported distribution. Support for Ubuntu 15.10 ends in July 2016 while Read More

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How to Change Default Kernel in CentOS 7

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Mar 282016
 

A typical CentOS 7 Linux system has multiple kernels. How many kernels you have in your CentOS systems depends on the configuration setting. Sometimes you might feel the need to change the default kernel to a different one (it may be an older or newer kernel) to ensure a particular Read More

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