digitalhermit86 wrote: to not have to reinstall it every 6-8 months
digitalhermit86 wrote:I don't think you HAVE to upgrade do you? Your system or it's programs won't stop working on that date will they?
Bolle1961 wrote:Best way is to stick to LTS versions ( or LMDE )
KBD47 wrote:I would like to see the LTS releases stressed much more than the latest releases with 8 mos support for newcomers especially.
digitalhermit86 wrote:It appears from my research that the next LTS will be 17. Sometime in May of 2014. What's everyones view on just skipping over 16, and running 15 until 17 comes out? Is it a major deal not getting updates for little bit of time? What do you all suggest?
nomko wrote:Well...consider using Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). Rolling release => install it once and keep it up-to-date with update packs.
craig10x wrote:Just for the record...you mentioned you had tried Ubuntu and it reminded you of windows 8...I have worked with windows 8 (which is pretty bad i must agree) but ubuntu is nothing like it all...it's actually a "mac-like" desktop environment...with a dock, global menu panel on top and similar type of search...Windows 8 is not really mac-like in any way shape or form...apparently you don't like mac layouts and preferred something that was more like windows 7, thus you went with Linux Mint with it's panel on bottom and slab style menu...
digitalhermit86 wrote:As of today, I am using Linux Mint as my one and only OS. I toke the plunge after about a week, and I removed my 2nd hard drive and Windows along with it. I had dual drives in my system 500GB for Windows 7 and I put in a 320GB for Mint. I removed the 320GB and reformatted the 500gb and did a fresh install of 15 Cinn.
Windows 8 was the turning point for me! It's a totally laughable ugly horrid OS, don't even get me started on a rant about it. And Windows in general, I got so tired having to always deal with the clean up programs, the registry cleaners, the anti-spyware and anti-virus programs. Doing everything you could to try to keep it running fast to not have to reinstall it every 6-8 months and going though endless hours and hours of updates. I can reinstall Mint and update it then copy over all my data and download the programs I need in less then an hour, and it's lighting fast. What more could a person ask for? I can't even stand to look at or use windows now!
I tired Ubuntu, but it reminds me to much of Windows 8. Don't like it one bit.
KBD47 wrote:nomko wrote:Well...consider using Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). Rolling release => install it once and keep it up-to-date with update packs.
I like LMDE but would not call it newbie friendly. Main Mint is easier to install and the Long Term Support edition is less likely to break with updates.
xfrank wrote:KBD47 wrote:nomko wrote:About the farewell to MS Windows, I would say bye bye too but I can't, because:
1 - my Brother printer won't work with the linux driver
2 - I have to send professional texts to editors in .docx (they don't manage .odt). Libreoffice is great but MSOffice is necessary in some contexts.