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== Suggestions ==
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==<s> Multimedia codecs in Linux Mint optional </s>==
  
== x86_64 or amd64 ==
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Perhaps the text on Linux Mint needs a bit clarification.
"Arch supports i686 and x86_64 while Gentoo officially supports x86, {...}, amd64, {...}, and itanium architectures."
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As of 2016 the Linux Mint ISO does not come with the multimedia codecs as default.
x86_64 is the same thing as amd64, is it not?
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You can however choose to install them by ticking a box during the installation or from the menu after the installation.
:Yes, though Arch typically uses 'x86_64' and Gentoo typically uses 'amd64' to describe the architecture. I'm not sure if it's more right to leave the article the way it is or to change it to use the Arch/Intel naming convention.[[User:TheCycoONE|TheCycoONE]] 14:31, 4 June 2010 (EDT)
 
  
== Frugalware fundamentally different? ==
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[[User:Jojje|Jojje]] ([[User talk:Jojje|talk]]) 00:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
''Arch is a fundamentally different system, being installed as a minimal base environment and expanded with pacman according to the user's choices and needs. Frugalware is installed from a DVD, with default software choices and desktop environment chosen for the user already.''
 
  
I am pretty sure that some time ago I installed Frugalware from a CD (250 MB or so) and got a minimal base environment that I expanded with Pacman according to my choices and needs. --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 16:23, 1 November 2011 (EDT)
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:Confirmed, I've [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Arch_compared_to_other_distributions&type=revision&diff=482912&oldid=475812 removed] the outdated statement, thank you. — [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 20:56, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
  
== Style consistency ==
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== openSuSE has a rolling release and you should wanna add back ==
Some distro use bullet points while others do not. Make all of the bullet will make this page more consistency. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 00:45, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
 
  
== Mandriva -> Mageia? ==
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openSuSE has 2 editions of its official releases, rolling Tumbleweed, like Arch aiming to be bleeding-edged, you should have understood Tumbleweed if already understanding Arch;
Should we compare Arch to [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mandriva Mandriva] or to [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mageia Mageia]? The latter is more popular and is has been inclued in [http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major Top Ten Distributions] Distrowatch list in place of Mandriva. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 00:38, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
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<br/>but also non-rolling Leap, unlike Arch and like Fedora, with a release per 2/3 to 3/4 years being supported for a year plus few weeks.[[User:Hd scania|Hd scania]] ([[User talk:Hd scania|talk]]) 05:58, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 09:18, 1 September 2017

Multimedia codecs in Linux Mint optional

Perhaps the text on Linux Mint needs a bit clarification. As of 2016 the Linux Mint ISO does not come with the multimedia codecs as default. You can however choose to install them by ticking a box during the installation or from the menu after the installation.

Jojje (talk) 00:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Confirmed, I've removed the outdated statement, thank you. — Kynikos (talk) 20:56, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

openSuSE has a rolling release and you should wanna add back

openSuSE has 2 editions of its official releases, rolling Tumbleweed, like Arch aiming to be bleeding-edged, you should have understood Tumbleweed if already understanding Arch;
but also non-rolling Leap, unlike Arch and like Fedora, with a release per 2/3 to 3/4 years being supported for a year plus few weeks.Hd scania (talk) 05:58, 1 September 2017 (UTC)