Well, I'm about to do a full reinstallation of my system. I'll reinstall both Windows XP and Linux. Until now, I have used Ubuntu Feisty.
My installation of Feisty was a dream: dual-boot with XP worked out-of-the-box. So did Beryl (I installed that using this tut
). So did Beryl's unsupported plugins (just an apt-get and voila).
Here's my hardware:
CPU: Intel Pentium DualCore 2.80Ghz (so a total of 5.60Ghz
Video: ATI Radeon X550 512MB Ram
Will LinuxMint work out-of-the-box like Ubuntu did?
Is NTFS read/write support enabled by default? On Ubuntu I had to install ntfs-3g and ntfs-config (after that it worked with no problems).
Will Beryl work out-of-the-box? (it's installed by default, I know, but will it work?)
Here's the software I use and need and is not installed by default in Linux Mint:
Rythmbox -- I don't like Amarok, Rythmbox is much simpler and lighter.
GAIM -- Pidgin is worse than GAIM for me, I use Yahoo!.
LinuxDC++ -- I installed it on Feisty with this tut
but I noticed there's also a .deb on getdeb.net
Wine -- although I rarely use it and it's not really necessary.
Will these programs work on mint?
Is python installed by default, together with pygtk?
I suppose LinuxMint uses GNOME as the desktop environment, right?
These are all the questions I can think of right now. If I'll think of more I'll post them here. So, in conclusion, will LinuxMint work for me?
PS: another thing I'm worried about is support. Ubuntu has huge support. Will I be able to get decent support for LinuxMint? Maybe I can even post on the ubuntuforums if I have a prob with mint?