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Postby Zentradi-359 on Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:07 pm

I am still on the quest for "my" perfect distro..
Does Mint 5.0 Play Movies without all the addons, does it have the codecs and librarys?
Will I be able to install my favorite KDE apps in Mint? (Amarok , k3b ect.)
Is it difficult to switch from Ubuntu 8.04 to Mint?
For email, can I install Evolution?

Thanks!

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Re: Distro Questions

Postby rivenought on Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:19 pm

Welcome to the forum, Zentradi-359.

Mint 5 come with all of the codecs necessary to play commercial DVDs preinstalled.

You can add Amarok, K3B, or any KDE application you wish. There is a software portal already filled with plenty of applications ready to run with Mint. There are also many more packages available via Synaptic.

I have never used Ubuntu, but I have previously mainly used both GNOME and KDE in openSUSE and Mandriva. From what I hear, you should have absolutely no problem with Mint. It is not Ubuntu, but uses many of the same repositories.

Evolution is available in the software portal with a one-click installation. Thunderbird is the default, but there are many other email options available.

If you could download Mint 5 via torrent, you can burn the CD and test drive it on your system. I do believe you will be pleasantly surprised. Good luck, and have fun!

P.S. - Make note of the temporary server issue, just in case.
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Re: Distro Questions

Postby Phosgene on Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:29 pm

Yes
Yes
No
Yes

Linux Mint is based upon Ubuntu so it really won't be much of a change of pace or of scenery. Migrating will be easy.
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Re: Distro Questions

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:14 pm

Does Mint 5.0 Play Movies without all the addons, does it have the codecs and librarys? Most
Will I be able to install my favorite KDE apps in Mint? (Amarok , k3b ect.) If you want k3b you are better off using KDE. Wait for KDE CE, or use Daryna :)
Is it difficult to switch from Ubuntu 8.04 to Mint? No, not at all
For email, can I install Evolution? Yes.
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