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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I was anxious to test the new Linux Mint release in hopes that wireless might be working, but alas, I spent the better part of 4 days downloading in vain.
You read that right. 4 days. There was only one download link for the new alpha/beta/whatever and it trickled in at less than dial-up speeds. But I was persistant and it finally arrived here just minutes before the newly released Ubuntu Studio.
And all in all it was a waste of time and effort for me. Wireless still isn't working for my winwlan chip. The windows driver loads and the access point is seen, but the connection just couldn't be finalized. Even when disabling wpa (and/or wep), it just could not make a simple connection. It requested a lease, and received an offer, but it just never could finish. I'm a little stumped really. That was the first time I've seen an offer made and the system not set up.
Ah well, it comes with gnome anyway. (j/k j/k).
I have a few screenshots on another partition. I may upload them later, but I've two installable image reviews I'm going to try to get done. Nothing much new to see anyway. Same wallpaper. It's using that fancier gnome menu, I don't know if that was there before or not as this was my first look at the gnome version.
Anyway, it's a really early developmental release, so I'll keep trying. If it ever connects to my wireless router I will write a full review.