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Getting Started with Linux Mint

Postby shane on Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:44 am

Hello everybody!

It has been quite hectic but I've finally got my next post up on my blog. As the title says, its for new users getting started with Linux Mint. Suggestions and corrections are always welcome.

http://drsjlazar.blogspot.com/2007/03/g ... -mint.html

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Postby Uncle Bob on Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:24 am

Good job, very well written! You're not a journalist by any chance? :wink:
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Postby carlos on Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:18 am

Shane that was a great article. Pretty much being a beginner myself, its a very useful article.
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Postby clem on Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:09 pm

Great article Shane, this is excellent!

I only have two comments:

- mintDisk mounts NTFS in read/write mode (it uses ntfs-3g) so you can write and modify files in your Windows partitions.

- the latest version of envy is in Romeo. If you point Bianca at the Romeo repository, your system will pick up version 0.9.1 automatically.

Are you planning to write more about Linux Mint? I can't wait to read you again.

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Postby shane on Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:22 pm

thanks everyone for the positive feedback. its really appreciated as it does take a little effort to wring an article out of my head :lol: well, as long as people find them helpful, i am a happy man.

@Uncle Bob: no i am not a journalist... got a C in english :lol: just out of interest, i am a medical resident and linux is kind of a hobby for me... tending towards conviction :D ... so is my blog. well i guess being joe-computer-user gives me the edge when it comes to explaining stuff to other joe-computer-users - as opposed to a guy with a PhD :wink:

i see you are a pompey fan! 8) let me test you... what is the connection between the flag on my avatar and pompey? :wink:

@carlos: glad to be of help.

@clem: i did ask about the mounting of NTFS and FAT in another thread but didnt get any replies... so I just went with what i knew about mounting NTFS and FAT... and what i know is from years ago. I will make changes.

I haven't looked through the forum yet on how to add romeo repos. if you can point me to it ,it would be great.

Well i've started out on this road. might as well go all the way. I still have a few more things to say that will fill up at least one more post... basically setting up a multiple user Desktop and configuring common programs so ppl can be productive as quickly as possible. which i think is the main problem users moving over from windows with an option to go back have...

but i'll need more time... if there is anything in particular you want me to write about just let me know and i'll see what i can do. btw i am submitting my articles to linux gazette as well... more publicity cant hurt. oh and Mint is rocketing up the charts on distrowatch... so prepare your servers for some heavy workload :wink:

let me change my post... and if u can let me know abt the romeo repos i would be grateful.

cheers.

[EDIT]I've found the Romeo repos on the forum... but it's unstable... if i added this wouldn't the update manager update everything to the unstable versions? My opinion is that new users shouldn't use unstable software... want Linux to live up to the hype... after all, I did say it is stable... :D
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Postby clem on Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:21 am

I've found the Romeo repos on the forum... but it's unstable... if i added this wouldn't the update manager update everything to the unstable versions? My opinion is that new users shouldn't use unstable software... want Linux to live up to the hype... after all, I did say it is stable...


Yes, I agree with you.

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Postby hairy_Palms on Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:21 am

not bad at all, especially for a portsmouth fan :)
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Postby shane on Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:14 pm

hairy_Palms wrote:not bad at all, especially for a portsmouth fan :)


:lol: i am not a portsmouth fan... not that i dislike them... not a big fooball fan generally... i wanted to see how well Uncle Bob knew the team. Uncle Bob I'll give you a hint... that is the flag of Zambia. Now you've got to know the connection :wink:
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Postby Uncle Bob on Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:20 pm

Shane, you've got me there. Off the top of my head I cannot think of anything else apart from the fact that we used to have a good striker from Zambia called Collins Mbesuma.

Or is there something else? PFC also does a lot of charity work/donations to African nations promoting Football, but most, if not all the other football clubs do the same so it can't be that either...

Hairy_Palms, you're not a scummer by any chance? :twisted:

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Postby hairy_Palms on Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:54 am

im an addick forever

( thats charlton for all the non-brits) ;)
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Postby shane on Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:48 pm

@Uncle Bob: Yeah I was talking about Collins Mbesuma. He's the star striker on the Zambian National squad at th moment... although he failed to do much at the last Africa Cup of Nations. I think he's on loan to Maritimo at the moment coz he wasn't getting much time on the field. So he might be back at Portsmouth sooner or later...
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Postby tommyr on Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:33 pm

Excellent Article! So far I have only played with Bianc via LiveCD on my Macbook and LOVE IT! Keep up the good work Shane!

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