(Solved)Mint or Ubuntu?

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(Solved)Mint or Ubuntu?

Postby wbee on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:33 pm

Hello,

I down loaded the user manual for Linux Mint and the Pocket Guide to Ubuntu and read both at pleasure novel speed.

The Ubuntu guide tells me the install process will recognize and set up most connections to printers, sound cards and such,most anything that would require drivers in Windows.

Since Mint is derived from (or is in addition to?) Ubuntu,will a Mint install also sense and connect printers and sound cards and such?

In another section of this forum, there are instructions about how to make a TV tuner card work and mine is in the list. If I install Mint and follow those directions,will the card simply show up,having been "read" from the pci slot where it's installed?

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Re: Mint or Ubuntu?

Postby JerichoKru on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:51 pm

wbee wrote:Hello,

I down loaded the user manual for Linux Mint and the Pocket Guide to Ubuntu and read both at pleasure novel speed.

The Ubuntu guide tells me the install process will recognize and set up most connections to printers, sound cards and such,most anything that would require drivers in Windows.

Since Mint is derived from (or is in addition to?) Ubuntu,will a Mint install also sense and connect printers and sound cards and such?

In another section of this forum, there are instructions about how to make a TV tuner card work and mine is in the list. If I install Mint and follow those directions,will the card simply show up,having been "read" from the pci slot where it's installed?

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Thank you.


Mint is essentially a repackaged Ubuntu with different looks and features, so in most cases, Ubuntu commands will work
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Re: Mint or Ubuntu?

Postby DataMan on Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:09 am

You can do a pretty good job of checking out the compatibility of your hardware beforehand by running either Mint or Ubuntu from a LiveCd.

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Re: Mint or Ubuntu?

Postby Frannie on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:25 pm

I tried Ubuntu 8.10 last Sunday via Windows XP partition and it was OK, but I ran into a spot of bother with 3 or so tasks.

I switched to Mint the next day and found that Mint ran more smoothly albeit with what seems to me are a few less serious hiccups.

So, it;s Mint for me.
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Re: Mint or Ubuntu?

Postby wbee on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:48 pm

Thank you.

Mentally tossed a coin,went with Mint.
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