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Where can i learn how to use Mint?

Postby deadlySniper on Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:52 pm

I have been trying to find a place to learn how to use mint. Also what is Mint based off of - Ubuntu?
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Re: Where can i learn how to use Mint?

Postby miket on Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:58 pm

Hi Deadly !

deadlySniper wrote:I have been trying to find a place to learn how to use mint. Also what is Mint based off of - Ubuntu?


Well you've finally found the perfect place !
With Mint installed on your PC and the great crowd here you are onto a winner !

So, what do you want to do with Linux Mint today ?

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Re: Where can i learn how to use Mint?

Postby FredJones on Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:42 pm

For a beginners guide to Mint, see here: http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Introduction

Yes, Mint is based on Ubuntu. See here for full details: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=12159

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Re: Where can i learn how to use Mint?

Postby waellerbe on Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:12 pm

deadlySniper wrote:I have been trying to find a place to learn how to use mint. Also what is Mint based off of - Ubuntu?


In reference to your question of "what Mint is based off of," there's a thread that is similar to your question ...
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=12159

I terms of how to learn how to use Linux Mint, you could preview some of the videos that users have posted on Google Video and YouTube. You may see a few videos that will expose you to something called Compiz Fusion, which is a ridiculously AWESOME 3D Desktop environment for Linux that continues to amaze the mess outta me. Welcome to the "experience."
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Re: Where can i learn how to use Mint?

Postby Sakonim on Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:52 pm

I've found the best way to learn about linux is just to dive into it. If you haven't installed it already maybe you could try it through Virtualbox in windows for a couple of weeks to get a better hang of it. If you're unsure about how to do this I'm sure we'll be able to help you out.
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Re: Where can i learn how to use Mint?

Postby eeezzzeee on Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:33 pm

Is your question related to Linux Mint specifically or is it related to linux in general? I always read people say just jump in to learn, which for the most part I fully agree with, as problems come up or you have questions, you can always jump online to a forum or google and find the answers to them, which goes a long way to learning. My problem is that so many things work so well with Mint, I don't know what I should do to try and learn further. I got a general linux book to read, but haven't really gotten into it yet. Learning to "use" Mint isn't hard at all, its a great distro, very simple to get up and running. To get into more complicated things you might be better off asking where you could learn more about Linux in general.
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Re: Where can i learn how to use Mint?

Postby Fred on Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:47 pm

deadlySniper,

Read, read, and read some more. :-)

Here is a good place to start. Look in the wiki and read all the articles there. Then go to the how-to section and read everything there. Then start tracking frequent posters of this forum. You will be surprised how much you can learn just by reading about other's problems and the solutions that surface. It won't take long before you know who's posts have the most meat in them.

That should keep you busy for a day or two. :-)

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