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Old 02-02-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Linux Mint

Anyone else into this... i came across this along time ago and thought about playing around with it, on a laptop mainly for web searching and to goof around with since its free, it looks like a nice alternative to windows.

link - http://www.linuxmint.com/
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:32 AM   #2
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A few years back I was also playing around with several Linux distributions and already then I liked Linux Mint the most. Two weeks ago I also replaced Windows 7 with Linux Mint in an old laptop that was way too slow with Windows, but quite usable with Mint.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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I cobbled together a rig from old bits and pieces to give patients Internet access in one of our rehab facilities. I didn't mind building and giving the rig, I just didn't want to get up off $100 for an OS. I looked through several Linux distros and found a really light weight Umbutu that had a GUI that mimicked Windows but I don't recall the name right now. In the end, though, it wasn't going to work in that environment. A friend from the forum gave me an OS they had retired and I used it instead.

I really would like to hear how you fare with this. Please keep us posted.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:38 AM   #4
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I gave it a whirl and downloaded the 32bit version for my laptop, runs pretty smooth so far, i havent installed anything else because im not sure what im doing, much less what im looking at for the moment.

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:31 PM   #5
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It's probably ok for running on an older laptop but I often wanted something lighter for really old systems or heavier for more features. A good medium, just not something that I use a lot.

Then again the old lappy might get it soon, but really all I use that for is when I need a serial port and then I usually need XP for software.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:28 PM   #6
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Meh... wasnt to crazy about this, so im putting back XP/WIN7(dual boot) back on my laptop.
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Did you not like the taste or feel of it or was it just not intuitive enough to walk right into it and use it?
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:45 PM   #8
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Just didnt like the feel of it, much less had a clue what i was looking at and it was kinda hard to navigate around, this is preferable to people who are already used to this format... it was like trying to learn win8 all over again.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:16 AM   #9
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It's okay. Cinnamon is a little too gpu heavy for my htpc.

I'm a huge fan of Debian. Running it on the server, I'll be running it on my miner shortly too. I suggest trying it out. It's upstream of ubuntu, mint, and many others.

If you want light weight, I suggest trying out Xubuntu.

If you want pretty, try out elementryos. I put it on my dad's laptop(I let him choose between ubuntu, xubuntu, debian and elementry), so far, so good. No phone calls complaining.

I highly suggest Debian though. Super stable, tons of support, and it is great for getting your feet wet in linux.
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