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Title: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: cihan.kizilarmut on December 26, 2017, 09:55:47 pm
Is there any advantage on uprgading to 8 over staying with 7?

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Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 27, 2017, 01:03:58 am
Hi cihan.kizilarmut,

Welcome to the forums   :)

That is a difficult one to answer and will be different for each user.

First you need to read each of the following News posts and decide is there any feature mentioned that you need to resolve a particular problem or that you think would be cool to have.

https://peppermintos.com/2016/11/peppermint-7-respin-released/ (https://peppermintos.com/2016/11/peppermint-7-respin-released/) Peppermint 7 Respin

https://peppermintos.com/2017/05/peppermint-8-released/ (https://peppermintos.com/2017/05/peppermint-8-released/) Peppermint 8

https://peppermintos.com/2017/12/peppermint-8-respin-released/ (https://peppermintos.com/2017/12/peppermint-8-respin-released/) Peppermint 8 Respin

Each new version brought new things to the table and you will have to weight up do you really need any of those new things.

For me the biggest question is - is everything running perfectly OK on the P7 install - if the answer is yes then stay put. Both versions are running off the 16.04 LTS Base and will be supported until 2021.

If the answer is no - what is the problem ?
have you sought a solution on the Forum that has not been resolved?
have you read something somewhere that suggests a new kernel might be the answer?

There are simply too many factors to answer this with a simple Yes/No type statement.

Other members of the Forum will come along with their opinions/ideas/suggestions and that is one of the strengths of this community, a diversity of answers to help you decide whether to upgrade or not.

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: Ly on December 27, 2017, 03:13:10 am
as ZebedeeBoss said, you should ask the question "do i really need to upgrade ?".  I upgraded from 7 to 7 resping then to 8 but i think i could just have stayed to Pmint 7 as it was running without any problem, the forum is here if you ever need help.
Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: pin on December 27, 2017, 08:38:13 am
As others already mentioned, this is up to your needs and wishes. I've installed quite a few linux machines in the past months, so I just don't feel like doing it once more. I'm on PM7 Respin and will stick to it until the next LTS base, i.e April 2018... probably I'll jump from my current 7 respin to the future 9 respin. Who knows?
But, hey check your needs and take it from there [emoji6]
Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 27, 2017, 06:46:14 pm
+1  <--that :)

(sorry, couldn't resist)
Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: VinDSL on December 27, 2017, 07:00:39 pm
Bwahahahahaha !   :D

+2
Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: grafiksinc on December 28, 2017, 05:02:18 am
I stayed on P7 does all I need really  ;).......... I am with Pin just waiting for the next LTS base to come out ... will probably stay where I am until P9.
Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: scifidude79 on December 28, 2017, 11:01:37 am
I only have Peppermint 8 on one computer, my main desktop.  My laptop and my Steam Machine are both running 7.  There's definitely nothing wrong with that, there's still a few years of support left for both 7 and 8.  :)
Title: Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
Post by: The PoorGuy on January 03, 2018, 03:31:25 pm
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