Hi ( Salut ) , Just joined ..Extremely impressed with both the main mint7 86 and the 64 rc 1 ..beautiful work ..kudos to Clem and all the team .. "chouette" OS ..
I have Mint 7 main installed on this " old machine" AMD 900 and 400 megs ram ..( it runs as smooth and as fast as a non "nlited" XP SP3 ..I have that in dual boot on the same HD ) and the out of the box support for multimedia/web is very well conceived ..
I did have kubuntu 9.04 but tweaked to the KDE3 interface ( the original KDE4 is not to my taste ..too much "bling" and too many "clicks" and "slide outs" to find anything easily..kubuntu 9.04 now looks like a juvenile hackers vista ulti' ) ..but best not to re-open that particular polemique here ..
..Mint 7 is so relaxing by comparison to use ..
..and très très élégant ..
I have it running via "live disc" on 2 more machines ..in 64 RC1 ( will install dual boot with vista 64 in "french" - came "preinstalled" with no OS disc but the inbuilt acer "recovery partition" with the machine
installation will be a pain so as to preserve the vista MBR ) ..this weekend on acer M3710 -Intel duo E2220 64 , 4 gigs ram ) and ( main Mint 7 86 is "live disc" on acer M1100 AMD athlon x 2 64 with 3.5 gigs ram ..will dual boot there with Mint 7 on a second new HD with XP PRO SP3 "nlited" by yours truly in "english" ) ..
I need to stay with 'doze for adobe CS4 apps and 3D apps like maya and 3ds Max etc ..and much as we are pro open source ..blender and gimp cant yet substitute for whats on 'doze ..and Flash pro is unique ..and my son does cartoons in flash ..( his cartoons site is in dev .. when i've finished all these mint 7 installs ..i'll get back to tidying up his site and then It'll be on line in a few more days..he will join here as soon as his own site is up ..he wants to wait
..BTW if zwoppers avatar is accurate ? my son looks somewhat like a 16 year old version of you
My son has identical machines to mine ..I'll be installing Mint7 86 on his M1100 but on a fresh HD ( just bought 2 HD's today to make all of this easier ) ..putting the new Mint 7 on them ( it has to be done this way as some 3D apps under doze have to have a file on "C/" drive or they wont start ) ..he's very impressed with the look and feel of mint7 too ..and the open source ethic ..
Tomorrow's schedule ~
..we know a retired electrical engineer ..lives in an old folks home here ( Brittany , France ) with his wife both french ..he's 78 she's 76 ..he also speaks and reads writes esperanto ..he bought one of the acer M3710's i mentioned above ..he's never been on the web before ..i showed him the basics under vista64 ..installed him an AV ( free avg ) ..his machine lasted just 3 days before his vista 64installation was trashed by multiple virii ..
Nightmare to get it back working so i formatted his HD ( he only wants to send mails and surf etc in safety ) ..and installed Ubuntu 9.04 ..but IMO the ubuntu interface is still messy ( although way way better than vista ) ..so tomorrow afternoon he is getting mint 7 as the only OS ..the simple and clean interface is great ..the OS is very "user friendly" and the advantage is that i can put the firefox and thunderbird icons on the desktop ..and then increase their size so that older eyes can see them ..plus he knows that he he can come here and use the french threads for help if i'm not available when he needs advice or whatever ..
so ..Mint 7 is spreading ..even in rural Bretagne ..and to all ages ..superb OS ..again congrats and felicitations ..
An Irish guy living in France ..and who really appreciates all your work ..
PS ..someone asked in the XFCE threads viewtopic.php?f=110&t=23030
about how to get Icons ( Oo ? FF TBird etc ) onto desktop in Mint 7 gloria it's easy ..follow "zwoppers" instructions in that thread ..and once the icons are on the "launch panel" ..then "left click" dont release the click.. and "drag and drop" to the desktop ..on "release" you have copied the icon to your desktop ..then right click and stretch to resize ..very usefull for older eyes ..and puts your most used apps icons ( short cuts ) where you can see them easy ..double click them to launch the app.