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I'm totally new to Linux so excuse my ignorance.
Although familiar with Windows (Self taught) for more than 20 years, I find Linux (except running programs) very complex and at my age can't/won't/don't want to learn coding. All this grub, bash, shell stuff goes over my head, hence needing something to replace windows.

I've posted 2 help requests.
Is this Google+ thing working?
Expected at least one or two replies by now.
Obviously I've not used Google+ before.
Not having FB, expected this to be as versatile but apparently not!?

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How To #Install #Linux #Mint18 “#Sarah” – #Cinnamon

Today, I’m going to show you, Installation of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” – Cinnamon. First of all,we’ve to Download the Linux Mint 18 ISO image. Linux Mint 18 is a freely available OS that is based on Linux system. You can download the Linux Mint 18 ISO from its website. please go to link and download ISO.

System Requirements:
Linux Mint 18 recommended and minimum System requirements as listed below.

RAM: 1 GB.

Storage: 20 GB.

Bootable Device: DVD-ROM/Flash Drive.

Follow the Below Steps to Install Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” – Cinnamon:

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Mint 18 Mate & Cinnamon (final stable) are ready for download!

Enjoy! :)

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Nice.. Updated from 17.3 to 18 :)

Ok, ook, oooooookk!

As so many people bomb me on pw with questions about "how to upgrade",
here it is.. I wrote some tutorial for all. :p
Here you have it..

Yes! It is possible now to upgrade Mint from 17.3 to 18.
BTW: This is NOT for the LMDE edition!

Remember, v.18 is now in an ALPHA version and may have some bugs!
This is ONLY for ppl who knows what their doing and who knows how to
workaround some issues! For testing and developing purposes!

All You do, you're doing at your own risk!
Don't blame me if something goes wrong, if your home gonna burn or your grandma's cat fly's away!

I strongly recommend the full system backup before you do something!

Important, before you begin!

1. Amount of the downloaded data is circa ~2GB
2. Your system MUST BE UP TO DATE! If is not, use command:
sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Turn off all non standard repositories!
4. Optional - if you use the kernel which comes not with the Mint system, switch to standard one before upgrade! Just in case!
5. Read the troubleshooting section!

Ok.. Now the upgrade process..

1. You must change the system repos from Mint 17.3/Ubuntu 14.04 to Mint 18/Ubuntu 16.04
Open the terminal and do this:

sudo pluma /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list

and change all entries to those:
(You can backup this file before change anything)

deb sarah main upstream import backport
###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb xenial main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src xenial main restricted universe multiverse
###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse
###### Ubuntu Partner Repo
deb xenial partner
deb-src xenial partner

Next save all changes and close the editor.

2. Go back to the terminal and do:

sudo apt-get update

Wait a bit until the system updates his new repos list
and do a second command:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Wait again until the system ends the packages downloading (circa 1.2GB of datas)

3. Now follow all the instructions on the screen which appears in the upgrading process.

4. At the end Your machine need a restart/reboot.
5. When Your system starts again, you can enable all your previously disabled repos and you can switch back to the non-standard kernel.
6. Some systems need a GFX/modem proprietary drivers reinstallation.
If You have one, do that.


1. On some machines with Cinnamon DE, you need to (re)install the Cinnamon packages by hand after the upgrade:
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
Then make a reboot.

2. Some systems have errors with "libpng" package.
To fix this make like that:
sudo apt-get purge libpng
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Then make a reboot.

3. If you get the error like that: "W: Signature by key E1A38B8F144675D060EA666F3EE67F3D0FF405B2 uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)"

Go here:
And try to resign this key like mentioned in the topic.

That's all.
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The Review of Wayland Progress In 2016 Part 2: Multimedia, Web, Games, Office, Programming Tools

Tech notes and typical problems of the most popular Linux applications on Wayland:

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GNOME 3.20 Beta Extended Preview on GNOME Next (OpenSUSE)

See what's new in latest GNOME Pre-release with new project from openSUSE team.

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The Best Free And Open Source Photo Managers For Linux – Review And Comparison

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