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linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby AAAAH!ERMAGAWD!HELP! on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:12 pm

I'm no longer testing out Linux Mint 13 Mate. I've started project folders, setup my gnucash accounts, added my custom launchers to the mint menu, setup Wine stuff, and setup Virtualbox stuff.

Mint 13 Mate is a workhorse. My netbook is heavily used for personal stuff, school, and work. I feel like Mate is a professional's desktop environment.

Everything runs perfect. I've noticed all the little improvements the Mint developers have made and they're right on target.

It's official! I can only call Linux Mint 13 Mate the best OS ever.
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:11 am

Go give some appreciation also to the MATE developers :wink: http://mate-desktop.org/ Though Linux Mint's developers are also involved with MATE, the project has its own team of developers and maintainers.

But good to read you have "moved in" :mrgreen:
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby gary428509 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:02 am

LXDE is the best.
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby AAAAH!ERMAGAWD!HELP! on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:19 am

gary428509 wrote:LXDE is the best.

I've tried LXDE for a while. I always ran into weird issues with it. Maybe as a hobby I could get it working for me. MATE is not a hobby DE.

Maybe LXDE is for computer science people.

MATE is for general users who need to do work.
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:17 am

Use whatever works for you :wink: Celebrate that on Linux we have so much choice :D
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby AAAAH!ERMAGAWD!HELP! on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:22 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Use whatever works for you :wink: Celebrate that on Linux we have so much choice :D


Very true!
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby lexon on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:03 pm

I just upgraded from Mint 9 Gnome to Mint 13 Mate. Quite nice. Appreciate the upgrade.
Now to see if I can download You Tube videos and convert to MP4 as easily as Windows does with Real Player. That is about the only issue that keeps me using Windows once in a great while.
I have been using Linux since Dec. 2003. Love the security.
The only security issue I have ever had was with Yahoo email when my account was hacked for a few minutes and that was nothing to do with Mint. Someone notified me rather quickly and I changed my email password.

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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby wayne128 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:18 pm

lexon wrote:Now to see if I can download You Tube videos and convert to MP4 as easily as Windows does with Real Player. That is about the only issue that keeps me using Windows once in a great while.


On browser, install video downloadhelper.
when you download youtube, you can choose flv format or mp4 format,
no need to convert..
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby lexon on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:36 pm

wayne128 wrote:
lexon wrote:Now to see if I can download You Tube videos and convert to MP4 as easily as Windows does with Real Player. That is about the only issue that keeps me using Windows once in a great while.


On browser, install video downloadhelper.
when you download youtube, you can choose flv format or mp4 format,
no need to convert..
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Do you mean Firefox Add On, Download Helper? That is what I have been using with Firefox with Vista.

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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby wayne128 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:22 am

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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby lexon on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:53 pm




Ok, thanks. I was just wondering if you meant in the Mint applications is why I asked.

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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby lexon on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:18 pm



Downloaded the Add On. Did not completely work. Some kind of conversion thing needed.
I will continue with the Vista hard drive. It has worked out of the box.

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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby fraxinus_63 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:56 am

AAAAH!ERMAGAWD!HELP! wrote:Mint 13 Mate is a workhorse. My netbook is heavily used for personal stuff, school, and work. I feel like Mate is a professional's desktop environment.

Everything runs perfect. I've noticed all the little improvements the Mint developers have made and they're right on target.

After a few days, this is my own impression too. I am not a fiddler. My computer does lots of work (editing, graphics, web design). I just want to set it up as I want it and then leave it to look after itself. Mint 10 did this for me superbly; I am confident that Mint 13 MATE will continue the good work.
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Re: linux mint 13 MATE: best os ever

Postby realitykid on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:35 pm

lexon wrote:


Downloaded the Add On. Did not completely work. Some kind of conversion thing needed.
I will continue with the Vista hard drive. It has worked out of the box.

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I know your post is a week old, but what I use is a site called KeepVid. http://keepvid.com. Just make sure to use Adblock Plus on it just in case they try to get you with pop ups that interfere. The site works well though. I use it often.
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