qbicdesign wrote:getting the mic working is exactly the same behaviour as windows. double click on the sound icon in the task bar and it brings up the ALSA mixer...
qbicdesign wrote:it frustrates me no end, that some members of this forum do not seem to have read or understood Mint's philsophy which the team has published on the homepage, and seem to prefer discouraging new users rather than encouraging improvements..
FedoraRefugee wrote:Why can I not use a terminal? This is Linux, not Windows!
qbicdesign wrote:Because this thread isn't for you.
qbicdesign wrote:My first response is always to refer you (the reader) to the first post in the thread. and to make sure have read and understood the thread i linked to (re-read it if you have to) as its all there pretty clearly. You may not agree with it in concept, but its not here to argue Lin/Win politics, its here cos enough people want to see Mint become an even better product, and that doesn't mean adding fancy widgets and stuff, it means going back to basics and checking that no fundamentals have been missed.
This thread is totally about the user experience first impression, and ironing out the creases.
Of course, same as with windows, on occasion there is the need for extra jiggery-pokery if something doesn't work. And i do appreciate the power of terminal, but power in the wrong hands can be dangerous. Its easy for the complete novice to completely brick his system using terminal (particlularly when playing with xorg) - believe me, i've done it Mint is attracting a large number of Windows to Linux migrants and for good reason. Its free, its easy to install and use, and it does work right out of the box on most systems, but there are some holes which need to be filled, and in my (and a few others besides) opinion its just a matter in many cases of adding or tweaking gui functionality.
Because of this thread (and the other one i linked to) we have already identified some key elements missing, which have now been flagged by the Mint team for attention, so this thread has already to a large extent served its purpose. Though i fully expect us to find more as time goes by.
qbicdesign wrote:probably more than you will....
actually you hit the nail on the head.
I'm no expert, and nor do I profess to be, and thats the point.
this is a newbie approach as has been explained to you several times in this (and the other) thread
Experts will often not see the wood for the trees, or will reach for CLI without stopping to think is that acceptable behavior for a newbie or not.
Thats how we ended up with a shutdown button on the start menu in Windows.
Laughing at others who are actively trying to give constructive input into this OS is not gonna win you favour with anyone. be careful.
omns wrote:Making a distro 'even better' is always going to be a subjective experience. I appreciate your input and your vigorous defense of your ideas, even if I don't agree with them It highlights the strength of Open Source
FedoraRefugee wrote: I am not criticizing your efforts, they are futile at best anyway. If you want to pretend you are a developer or a consultant that is fine with me. I just use this distro, that is all. And I have no problems doing that so I dont much care what you do.
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