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C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby tenry on Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:32 pm

Hello Guys,

I am a C++ programmer from Germany, who finally turned away from Windows (7), so that I will mainly use Linux (Mint) from now on. Why Mint? Well, my first encounter with Linux years ago was with Ubuntu. It was that time where Ubuntu had those two nice panels (top + bottom) with its default desktop manager and was quite easy to use. When I was retrying Linux months ago, again using Ubuntu, I was surprised of its new "Unity". Yeah, it looks somehow interesting, but... I couldn't easily configure it like I wanted (moving the panel to the bottom as an example), and also the default scrollbar was irritating me, which could only be fixed with a special "hack" and there are more things I didn't like, and changing the desktop manager didn't work quite well either.
So, I found out that Mint (with Cinnamon) was quite what I was looking for. Easy to use desktop environment, single panel per default what I liked, and you can change the theme, icons etc. quite easily yourself (as I found out where the files are stored). So, for example, I compiled my very custom icon theme, and I started to edit the Mint's default theme CSS style, as it is already quite close to what I really like. And, I also changed the window decoration very easily, and I can even rearrange the icons in the title bar.

Well, that's already a little bit. If you are interested in more information, just ask :)
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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby jahid on Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:56 pm

Welcome to the Mint family........ :mrgreen:
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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby jimallyn on Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:02 pm

Welcome aboard, tenry.
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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby vrkalak on Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:32 am

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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby The-Wizard on Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:00 am

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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby tenry on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 am

Thank you all :D
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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby Crewp on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:16 am

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby JohnBobSmith on Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:44 pm

Hello tenry,

As a fellow C++ programmer, I wish you the best of luck in your programing and Linux adventure! Welcome to the mint flavored penguin community! :mrgreen:
Running on ancient hardware and a now super-charged linux only laptop. :D
Windows free since September 4th, 2014 @ 19:47 Mountain standard time.
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Re: C++ Programmer changed from Win7 to Mint

Postby tenry on Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:22 pm

JohnBobSmith wrote:Hello tenry,

As a fellow C++ programmer, I wish you the best of luck in your programing and Linux adventure! Welcome to the mint flavored penguin community! :mrgreen:

Thank you very much! :D
Developing C++ in linux is not that hard. I was already used to multi-platform libraries (like Qt, OpenAL, SDL etc.) and gcc+MSYS, so my existing projects are easily ported to linux :)
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