Hello all, a little about myself. Ive been using computer since about 1998. My addiction started with windows 1.11 (used DOS before that) . I dabbled in Linux and I know how to use a shell, but time after time I would go back to reinstalling windows as my OS. In the beginning it was because of the software windows was able to use. One of my favorites was Winrar. After years and years of pirating (hush hush) software, I found 7zip. Wow, winzip sucked, winrar was better, but I stole it, and here is 7zip free to all and works just the same. This was my turning point. I started to replace as much of the software that I normally used with freeware equivalents. After A while I realized I had only about a handful of programs I used on a day to day basis. So switching over to "freeware" or GNU as you guys like to call and it was easy.
So, now Im going to be upfront. The old versions of KDE and such were a pain in the ass to install and the video drivers were always a pain. Graphically I like windows. BUT WOW Ive been looking at MINT KDE screenshots and they are gorgeous!
BUT WAIT! I have XLS files from my job that only Office will open and when Openoffice tries it, it fails! OH NO! WRONG! Ive been looking at the you tube videos of people running VMware and WINE and running windows apps just fine. I will install JUST excel and be good.
sorry for the long HELLO! but im here to nerd out!!!
this the right distro to download linuxmint-9-kde-dvd-amd64.iso
I have a new PC in the mail I hope it will be able to handle running Linux GUI?????
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER
(2x RAID0 OS) OCZ Core Series V2 OCZSSD2-2C30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II & Mini USB 2.0 Port Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer
(2x RAID0 STORAGE) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler