It isn't that strange. You applied an update at some point in the past and it did the second stage cleanup when you restarted. Some updates need part of it applied at startup because files are in use when the OS is running.
Perhaps, but it did more than second stage cleanup. It started applying some kind of update just before rebooting. Then, after restarting, it worked on it a bit more, then it went into that cleanup phase.trejan wrote: ↑Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 pmIt isn't that strange. You applied an update at some point in the past and it did the second stage cleanup when you restarted. Some updates need part of it applied at startup because files are in use when the OS is running.
I appreciate you making that point - thanks. I've actually installed Mint before on my prior tower desktop, dual boot with WinXP. IIRC, at the time, I falsely believed that the computer was dying due to some erratic behavior, so I figured there was nothing to lose. Turned out it was just my monitor dying. After that fix, I had a couple tower PCs going for a time, and I got a flavor for Mint. (ooh, pun not intended, but landed!). Within about a year that dual-boot computer actually did die, though, blown capacitor on motherboard.HawaiianPi wrote: ↑Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:49 pmIf you have x64 hardware then I would recommend a true 64-bit OS. Debian with the Raspberry Pi Desktop is 32-bit userland.
Linux Mint has always been a favorite of mine. It's based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian, so most things will operate in a similar fashion to Raspbian. I'm also fond of Bunsenlabs Linux, but it is a very different user experience. BL-Linux is a lightweight Debian distro with the Openbox window manager, but not a full desktop.
I think you are interpreting "Off Topic" a little too broadly.GlowInTheDark wrote: ↑Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:02 amNone of the so-called "happenings" mentioned in this thread have any effect on me whatsoever.
But you forgot the most important thing that happened on Jan 14, and which we commemorate today.
On this day, in 1915, Mark Goodson was born in Sacramento, CA.
We owe so much to Mark, over the many years he was active in TV production.
I find the opposite, the extra power has enabled me to complete a project that has been giving me headaches since I first began it on an earlier model Pi.GlowInTheDark wrote: ↑Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:21 amNote: I've actually made the observation that as the Pi has gotten more and more powerful, the uses to which it is put have become more and more plebeian. The early models were put to much more exotic and interesting uses, being as how they were pretty limited in terms of RAM/CPU; you couldn't run a (real) browser, so you couldn't do the usual, plebeian, tasks that "normal" people do with their PCs. Now, that's all changed...
FWIW both my old computers (ages 7 and 9) run 64-bit hardware. The laptop is the one that I have RPD on, but haven't experienced any issues. Not that I drive that computer hard - I don't, it's for travel. But I wonder what I'd have to be doing to notice problems from the discrepancy between the 32-bit "userland" and the 64-bit architecture.