Upgrade Linux Mint 15 to Linux Mint 16

Linux Mint 16

Try LiveCD before update

Before making an update to new version it could be a good approach to download an ISO, to make a LiveCD and try that new distribution works in LiveCD mode well on your hardware.

If you already have installed Linux Mint 15 and want just to update your current installation to latest version do the following (but always backup any critical data even before proven update operations).

Replace distro codename in sources.list files raring => saucy and olivia => petra

$ sudo sed -i 's/raring/saucy/' /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo sed -i 's/olivia/petra/' /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo sed -i 's/raring/saucy/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
$ sudo sed -i 's/olivia/petra/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list

These are 2 required files, but if you had installed some PPA or repos review them manually in /etc/apt/sources.list.d folder and do the same.

Then run update

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

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Ubuntu - I'll be back, but meanwhile hello Linux Mint !

Ubuntu Mint Cinnamon

I am not Unity hater at all and really like the main idea and general look&feel of latest Ubuntu interface, I don't even care about these "privacy" flame around their "smart scopes".
Hey, I even use Ubuntu font in this blog :)

But the problems are in tiny aspects of usability (speaking about Ubuntu 13.10).

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Fix PhpStorm bold font in menu and labels in Ubuntu

phpstorm bold font

Sometimes after update or clean install of PhpStom on fresh OS you could get it with bold and hard to read font. Changing font in Apperance section could help. But the best solution appears to be removing fonts-unfonts-core package.

sudo apt-get remove fonts-unfonts-core

it is used for Korean true type and if you do not use this language, it is safe to remove

Yii2 dev digest #1 Nov'13

As I am very interested in Yii2 and spend some time to track project development process on GitHub (and try to participate a little), I decided to make small periodic digests of most interesting and valuable changes so far. Also I often catch useful hints in GitHub discussions and don't want to loose them, so will try to collect some.

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Kuzminov "iJackUA"
Web Team Lead
at MobiDev (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Code in PHP and Ruby, play with JS/Node.JS, evaluate Elixir, explore databases, use Ubuntu and MacOS, think about IT people and management