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LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:28 pm

Download linuxmint-15-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso ... 95228/1051

can you provide the Cinnamon Desktop for Raspberry? either on Rasbian or LinuxMint Port?
It is the best XP desktop clone.
That makes the Pi useable as Kiosk Desktop.

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Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:06 am

Cinnamon is available for ArchLinuxArm so maybe you could try it ?

Cinnamon is not available in official Debian Wheezy or Jessie packages.

Linux Mint is Ubuntu based and Ubuntu do not support. aRMv6 architecture of the Pi.
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Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:21 am

RE:"Linux Mint is Ubuntu based"
Sure, except for the debian based version. Your argument is INVALID. And Raspian is Debian-based which works out just fine since that is the most well known and widely used distro for the Pi. I would love Mint on the Pi.

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Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:56 am

There is now (has been for a while) a version of Linux Mint Debian Xfce for Raspberry Pi, called SolydX RPI

After Linux Mint droped Xfce support from its official Debian rolling distributions (and Linux Mint KDE), unofficial community editions were put together (Xfce & KDE) originally based on Linux Mint Debian rolling. When it became evident that it was not going to be officially adopted, it evovled into SolydX (Xfce) & SolydK (KDE)

NOTE: Solyd linux (SolydX & SolydK) is based on Debian rolling release, not Linux Mint Mate or Linux Mint Xfce.
A bit of history

You find SolydXK’s roots in another great distribution: Linux Mint.

There were two distributions which I liked very much: Linux Mint KDE and Linux Mint Debian Edition. There were once rumors that the two would merge, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. So, I decided to make my own distribution. First as a tutorial in the forum, but later it became known as “The unofficial LMDE KDE”. When Linux Mint dropped their LMDE Xfce edition, I started that one from scratch and “The unofficial LMDE Xfce” was born.

Both these editions were mainly created with the help of the community. Without them they simply wouldn’t exist. Especially with the Xfce edition where the community decided which software was to be included and which software not. So, these distributions are really community driven.

When it became clear that the unofficial editions were not going to become official I decided to take the next step and let these great distributions stand on their own two feet and the unofficials got their proper names: SolydX and SolydK.

Arjen Balfoort (Schoelje),


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