Hello, just wanted to say that I am really enjoying Mint 15 MATE. I have tinkered a bit over the years with Linux Mint but never committed to it seriously until a few weeks ago when I began to notice all of the "rave" reviews of Mint 15. I have been using Windows 7.
I ordered a refurbished desktop -- a Dell Optiplex 760, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD -- from TigerDirect. I then ordered the installation discs from osdisc.com and overwrote the installed OS (Windows 7 Professional) with Linux Mint 15 MATE, 64-bit.
Everything went well with the install. I manually partitioned 125GB of the HD, setting up a / partition, a /home partition and a swap. I notice, though, that the swap didn't install, maybe because I have 4GB of RAM?
I only used half the space on the HD because I am considering dualbooting Mint 15 Cinnamon. Is that wise to dualboot two distros that are so similar? Or I should ask, can that be done since I have already partitioned the drive?
I can use Linux Mint but I'm not really very conversant with Linux. Don't overwhelm me with too technical an answer, please.
Again, I have really been enjoying Mint 15. Everything that I have tried has worked, although I am neither a gamer nor a geek. Let me retract that. I seem to be having a problem playing movie DVDs but I will address that later in the forum.
Sure hope Mint 16 and especially Mint 17 LTS are as stable as this one.