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Re: Anybody working on a Peppermint 6?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2015, 08:54:14 pm »
Hello iamesperambient,

Peppermint 5 has four more years of security support, and apparently P5 works very well with your laptop.  I'd say you'll be in very good shape for quite a while just staying with Peppermint 5. 

After all, Peppermint 5 is based on Trusty, and trusty is what Peppermint 5 is proving itself to be!  :)

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Re: Anybody working on a Peppermint 6?
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2015, 11:14:05 pm »
Hi iamesperambient, how's it going?  I would hang tight until Peppermint Six is released.  It's as perknh and Slim Fatz have said.  Peppermint Five is working well on your machine and it's going to receive security updates until April 2019.  There's no advantage in changing the kernel; "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". 

If you want to try Peppermint Six when it's released.  Just make a Live USB stick.  If that works, a full installation should also work.  It's a good idea to cover yourself though.  Before you do anything, first make a full system backup and/or take a disk image of your Peppermint Five installation.  I use Clonezilla to achieve this.  Make a bootable Clonezilla USB stick, using UNetbootin.  It's easy to use and it has never let me down.  You have more than enough experience to easily use this very powerful disk cloning software.  Here's one example of the many tutorials available:



You are now safe in the knowledge you can flash back Peppermint Five as you left it if necessary.  Now you're ready to fully install Peppermint Six or any distro of your choice.  I hope this helps clarify things  ;).
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Re: Anybody working on a Peppermint 6?
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2015, 10:29:54 am »
Hi iamesperambient, how's it going?  I would hang tight until Peppermint Six is released.  It's as perknh and Slim Fatz have said.  Peppermint Five is working well on your machine and it's going to receive security updates until April 2019.  There's no advantage in changing the kernel; "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". 

If you want to try Peppermint Six when it's released.  Just make a Live USB stick.  If that works, a full installation should also work.  It's a good idea to cover yourself though.  Before you do anything, first make a full system backup and/or take a disk image of your Peppermint Five installation.  I use Clonezilla to achieve this.  Make a bootable Clonezilla USB stick, using UNetbootin.  It's easy to use and it has never let me down.  You have more than enough experience to easily use this very powerful disk cloning software.  Here's one example of the many tutorials available:



You are now safe in the knowledge you can flash back Peppermint Five as you left it if necessary.  Now you're ready to fully install Peppermint Six or any distro of your choice.  I hope this helps clarify things  ;).


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