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    Linux Mint

    Im doing my bit for Linux!

    I love this distro, for anyone moving from windows are even experienced linux users who just want an
    easy life this is the one to go for!

    The wife is an Xp user but will slowly introduce her to Mint, my current PC is dual boot XP for her, Mint for Me!

    I have Linux Mint 6 on my desktop and Mint 7 on my laptop! Even though I like the slickness of KDE, I love the simplicity of Gnome.

    Anyone who has bad experiences with other distros, please give Mint a whirl!

    Anyway got to stop blabbering!


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    I use Linux Mint Xfce on my desktop at home, and mum has the Gnome edition on her computer. Works well.

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    I've converted partially, Mint 7 at work, and on my laptop (dual with XP).

    Girlfriend Dual boots Mint7 with XP on her laptop and I'm going to put it on her new netbook on Thursday (at her request).

    I agree, it's nice and simple and has the important thing like flash and java ready to go out of the box.

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    I'm a bit wary of Mint: every upgrade transition so far has been dire and the developers have been unable to care. This does not bode well for users who don't know they have an X server and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    I'm a bit wary of Mint: every upgrade transition so far has been dire and the developers have been unable to care. This does not bode well for users who don't know they have an X server and so on.
    I know exactly what you mean. Personally I'm sticking with Ubuntu but if you want a Windoze look then I don't see the problem with OpenSUSE. Yast is almost the same concept as control panel and its easy to find you way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen1978 View Post
    the slickness of KDE
    hehehe... I hadn't noticed any slickness myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    I'm a bit wary of Mint: every upgrade transition so far has been dire and the developers have been unable to care. This does not bode well for users who don't know they have an X server and so on.
    What problem have you encountered?

    When you mean upgrade? you actually mean an upgrade?
    They always recommend that you do a fresh install of mint instead of an upgrade route
    Last edited by owen1978; 18th November 2009 at 10:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llawwehttam View Post
    I know exactly what you mean. Personally I'm sticking with Ubuntu but if you want a Windoze look then I don't see the problem with OpenSUSE. Yast is almost the same concept as control panel and its easy to find you way around.
    On my 6 year old laptop, i tried OpenSuse - sound was dodgy, wireless didnt work - popped in Mint 7 and everything works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen1978 View Post
    On my 6 year old laptop, i tried OpenSuse - sound was dodgy, wireless didnt work - popped in Mint 7 and everything works!
    I think with any distro, and even from one release to another, you should expect something not to work... it's a bit hit and miss - I'm sure mint is not immune to it either.

    My colleague and I have identical computers, when he installed Ubuntu 9.10 the sound wouldn't work... worked fine with 9.04 and will probably work fine with 10.04 too. I'm using Debian on mine and never had a problem with sound, it just worked. Is Debian more user friendly as a result? Not really! Wouldn't say Ubuntu was any less either.

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    you quite often get "i brought this computer, put ubuntu on it and nothing works, ubuntu is a waste of time..." and then the next person "i put ubunutu on a laptop i had and everything works, ubuntu it brillaint"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    you quite often get "i brought this computer, put ubuntu on it and nothing works, ubuntu is a waste of time..." and then the next person "i put ubunutu on a laptop i had and everything works, ubuntu it brillaint"
    It's very true. I installed Ubuntu on my home PC and everything worked but the graphics card. I was restricted to 640 x 480 resolution. I had to spend a couple of hours browsing forums until I found a solution to the problem. Simple modification of the drivers file and hey presto! All working fine.

    I've had a try on the livecd version of Linux Mint and it is very impressive. I haven't tried OpenSuse yet but I'm keen to experiment with the various Linux distros as I'm looking for an alternative to Windows because the price of buying a Windows OS and software is becoming so high.

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    I have been meaning to "get to grips" with Linux for ages, just downloading the mint iso
    to dual boot my little netbook... Win7 & Mint.

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    PCLinuxOS is my favorite, Mint is good.
    I have 'VirtualBox' installed and run XP from that if needed.

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