npap wrote:Well, I was wrong!
Having followed the evolution of Mint since Barbara, I once predicted that it would be a great success, reaching 5th place on Distrowatch. Now, I can't believe my eyes to see it clime to the third place.
What is it that made me a Mint addict?
1) Participation of the community: Requests for special features, suggestions to make Mint better.
2) The feeling that we, the community, participated.
3) The fact that it was not a project developed by payed professionals but by an ambitious dreamer.
4) Finally, the ambition of Mint to be friendly to all users; gurus or newbies.What, may I ask, is your opinion about Mint?
Congratulations and thanks to all of the Mint group.
npapThe Mint Girl
My opinion? Wow! You mean you (and others) actually care about what I think? Tell me 'taint so!
Seriously, my opinion of mint is that it's awesome. It fits me well. My husband can use it (though I need to create him a user name so he can't mess with my updates! Chuckle!) which says a mouthful. My daughter (3) loves Tux Paint and can "draw" in it. It's a distro for my whole family.
Most of you know I came in contact with Linux by happenstance thanks to some bad people installing Vista on a desktop pc with compatibility issues. It came this way from the manufacturer, so they are to blame
Anyway, started out in Ubuntu but couldn't find support there for what I wanted to know. No real direction from anyone and lots of "attitudes".. but anyway. So an Ubuntu user told me about Mint. I tried it. I found this place AMAZINGLY helpful. Everything in Mint worked out of the box with minimal changes on my part. Very happy computer user was I, and still
That was MInt 5, now I'm running Mint 6.
Since coming here I have learned how to use the command line for basic tasks, selectively upgrade, install packages, repartition my hard drive to a more friendly scheme (thanks Fedora and Fred!) and all sorts of fun artwork stuff (Thanks Zwopper, Jernau, AkaNed, Sputty and all the rest who put up with me over there)
And thanks to AKDave's inspiring posts about install fests, I found a Linux group in my area and look forward to participating in that as well.
I'd like to find a place I fit in here in this community where I can offer something (other than my silliness, wordy posts, etc) and hope to be around for a long time. Now, if only I could figure out where I fit.
This place, well, it's beautiful. The people are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, kind, and really have a camaraderie that I don't see many other places. Clem, Husse, Fred, Fedora, Zwopper, Jernau, Katz, and all the rest of you (sorry can't name everyone) have been awesome and have made me feel very welcome here. That says so much to me when you combine it with the awesomeness that is the Mint distro. IT's an all-in-one beautiful package.