I was certainly not trolling and one thing I can not do is understand manuals! and I beg to differmonkeyboy wrote:New users come in all stripes and shapes. There are new users who can pick up an advanced Linux distro and make it work with a little help, dedication and research then there are new Linux users who are lucky if they can get a DVD into the drive. One of the main problems is that the forum is a place to not only look for help but also a place to troll and vent as well.
Although it’s using Romeo for unstable packages, LMDE continuously changes as it receives updates and new software. Compared to a frozen version of Linux Mint which changes very little once it’s publicly released, it’s not as stable. Things are likely to break more often but fixes can also come quicker. For this reason, LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT.
ukbrian wrote:Sorry for the shouting but it makes me angry when folk say such things.
I've seen some post on the forum that state one way or another that LMDE is not for novices, you need some Linux experience.
Well how many windows users could install windows for themselves?
I could install and configure 10 LMDE's in the time it takes to install XP, Vista or Windows 7 and tame it!
I install Linux because it's maintainance free, I wont be called up after a short period with "My machine is getting very slow"
or "My machine wont start any more" can you fix it.
With Linux I won't get bothered.
I'm retired living in sheltered accommodation and setup machines for some of the residents and friends.
I used to setup dual boot machines using XP and Ubuntu that autobooted into Windows after 5 seconds, since my happy discovery of LMDE they now autoboot into LMDE.
One lady, she's 90 years old, told me yesterday "I prefer that Windows to the other one" and all are happily using LMDE now.
I don't think I'll bother installing Windows in future which will save me doing a job I hate!, installing LMDE with the new installer tool is just pleasure, that installer is the best I have ever used.
They normally only use Firefox for Facebook, aMSM or Skype and Rythmbox and most, when they switch on, want Firefox to start up with Facebook loaded ready and the voip/chat app running sometimes Rythmbox as well playing their music.
Menus? they don't want to click on things first of all, I just put quick launchers on the top panel.
Just an old mans view of things, I could be wrong again, I generally am. but it was good to get it off my chest.
I would also like to take this opportunity for this newcomer to thank the Mint community for their warm welcome and kind words.
indaymadel wrote:I'm new and it only took a little reading to install LMDE.
I'm kinda irritated to people who always said, "i'm not computer literate, i don't know how to do that, i don't know how to do this", where in fact, instructions is right in front of their screen. They're just too lazy to read what's written in this screen. Even if it's in the screen, "Enter your name and press enter", they ended up questioning, "What should I do"?
ukbrian wrote:I was certainly not trolling and one thing I can not do is understand manuals! and I beg to differmonkeyboy wrote:New users come in all stripes and shapes. There are new users who can pick up an advanced Linux distro and make it work with a little help, dedication and research then there are new Linux users who are lucky if they can get a DVD into the drive. One of the main problems is that the forum is a place to not only look for help but also a place to troll and vent as well.
I was simply making the observation that most users do not install the OS on their machines they just use machines
and LMDE is a beautiful, simple OS for anybody to use.
Take installing Windows apps, you have to find them on the web first, then download them and then run the install program!, count the number of decisions a user has to make.
With LMDE you simply click on Software Manager, select a category, decide which app you want and click on an install button, can it get any easier, simpler, for an end user?
MALsPa wrote:Is everybody here ignoring what Clem said in the Linux Mint Blog post? "For this reason, LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT." If the guy behind it all say that it requires experience, it seems reasonable to pay attention to what he's saying, doesn't it?
meandean wrote:I have 30gigs of pr0n on my 40gig hard drive.
meandean wrote:I have 30gigs of pr0n on my 40gig hard drive. How do I image that?
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