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Postby penguinuser on Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:59 pm

Hi

I have been using Linux Mint 9 64 bit for 2 months.

I switched to it from Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit.

I prefer Linux Mint 9 to Ubuntu 10.04.


Things I like about Mint 9:

The Mint menu. I prefer it to GNOME's default menu bar or menu.

The default software selection is better than Ubuntu's.
I like that it comes with GIMP pre-installed, and also that it has Pidgin instead of Empathy

The Graphical GRUB menu.

I know I can get these things in Ubuntu 10.04 but I prefer to have them out-of-the-box.


Things I like about Ubuntu 10.04:

I like Ubuntu 10.04's default themes and icons better than Mint 9's default theme and icons

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04's default themes and icons on my Mint 9.


I plan to try out Linux Mint Debian when it has a 64 bit version.



I want to thank the Linux Mint creators for making a great distribution.
http://www.dedoimedo.com/ Good website with reviews and tutorials on Linux
http://www.linfo.org/ Website with information about Linux
My Linux blog: http://techzillax.blogspot.com/
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Re: New Mint user

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:45 pm

Hello penguinuser,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
For real-time help and discussion there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint
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Re: New Mint user

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:42 pm

Hi penguinuser, and welcome to the Minty side of life.
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Re: New Mint user

Postby jesica on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:02 am

welcome to the forum
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