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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby lifeisphun on Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:34 pm

My Opinion of Mint

What attracted me to Mint were the positive reviews regarding its "ease of use", not necessarily the Mint community (which I haven't yet explored but will as soon as I can :) ). Those positive experiences have certainly been reflected in that of my own. This is the first Linux distro that I can outright say is fantastic (for my needs) because it works out of the box. Believe me, I've been through several different distros (DSL, Knoppix, Fedora Core, Red Hat, Ubuntu...) in the past three years, and I believe Mint is finally one I can settle with. However, that's not to minimise the contribution those distros have had on the Linux community as a whole, nor to vilify them. They just did not fit my needs (at least when I tried them).

As for my reasons for switching from Ubuntu to Mint, I found that my problem was that I was using my computer mainly as an appliance and was really fed up trying to fix all the media and soft/hardware issues I had experienced (mainly because I am incredibly lazy, even with copying and pasting code :P). The mere prospect of switching back to XP after using Linux for 1.5 years as my primary OS made me flinch and shudder (this is getting quite dramatic lol).

Bottom line--Mint honestly is the most polished distro I've used (though to be fair, I've only used a fraction of all the distros out there). :)
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WELCOME FELICIA

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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby clem on Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:22 pm

Even though he lives in Ireland, I don't think Clem has any magic faery wands that he can wave to make all these wishes come true right away


I do actually. It just doesn't have any drivers for Linux... :lol:

It's true what you said about the forums and the community. There's a great ambiance here. I used to be part of it, to read every single post and to reply to every thread and it was a lot of fun. I remember a lot of names (and npap's more than any other). Of course things have grown out of proportion and I can't afford to do that anymore, I barely spend anytime on the forums nowadays. I miss that.. but more importantly I also lost touch and I don't actually know what's going on here, what people think, what problems they face and what they would like me to do about it. Husse started as a moderator and it helped tremendously. He also spent more time on the forums than anyone else and as Fred pointed out he's making a huge difference in the success of this community and its distribution. He helps, he moderates, he welcomes, and there's all the little things he does... but there's something nobody mentioned: He catches my attention on what's important. He relays important feedback to me. He's there between me and the community listening to everyone out there and making sure I hear what he feels is the most important. This is something I never asked him to do. He just grew into that position and this has become a key role within the team and an essential part of the reason why Mint is still succeeding despite having a larger community. We're still listening, we're still gathering feedback... and it's all mostly thanks to Husse. He's that strong link between the distribution and the community and a very important member of our team.

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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby npap on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:25 am

And here is a nice review of Mint 6, Felicia.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linu ... licia.html

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ANTI-VIRUS ADVICE

Postby npap on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:42 pm

VIRUS PROTECTION

A nasty virus is here I'm told
The Windows are open, I'm getting a cold
Do you remember if you ever got
An anti-Windows virus shot?

But if perchance you get the flu
A shot of Irish stuff may do
And take me folks another hint
Try out some tasty Irish Mint


Bottoms up!
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby edwardXXII on Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:21 am

Mint Rocks!
Without Linux-Mint that f*cking XP would still be my OS!
At first I only was a "Windows-Refugee", but then I really became a Linux-Mint-Fan, because it's so easy, if you know how you to it! ;)
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby npap on Tue May 12, 2009 6:09 am

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GLORIA

LinuxMint Gloria is finally here
Congrats to the team and many a cheer
Loaded with goodies and many thrills
Pretty and green like the Irish hills

She made her debut with beauty and grace
In flashing green with silk and lace
Glorious Gloria will be her name
Wish her success and lasting fame

Another lady in the Linux Mint collection
Charming, with glamor and much affection
Competing with all the other girls
Mint's gems and shiny pearls

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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby Pierre on Tue May 12, 2009 9:20 am

how could we use computers without Internet ?


in this city there were several Bulletin Board(s) ( BB'S). :)

you dialed into the main number of that BBs.

you would have connected @ 300 baud, - later 1200/75 (viatel mode ) & later still @ 1200/1200.
I still remember some electronic magazines that brought out a kit for each "new" faster speed.
300 / 1200/75 / 1200/1200 / 2400 / 4800 / 9600 /14,400 was the biggie !!
finally 28,800 then 56K (WOW )

At 300 baud, you could watch each character as it went across the screen.
At 1200 it was a whole line @ a time, after that, it was too fast to read !! :o

This would have been in the late 80s.
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby almigi on Thu May 21, 2009 11:56 pm

Pierre wrote:
how could we use computers without Internet ?


in this city there were several Bulletin Board(s) ( BB'S). :)

you dialed into the main number of that BBs.



I miss the BBSs of the olden days... When downloading a file wasn't a matter of torrents or mirror sites but deciding whether you wanted to use XMODEM, YMODEM, or ZMODEM. :D
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby royalsefton on Fri May 29, 2009 3:00 am

almigi wrote:Anyone remember the old Apple IIs? Not only could you use AppleSoft BASIC, but if you knew how, you could enter "CALL -151" to enter the system monitor and even write hexadecimal code. Which while not useful for programming from scratch, it meant that those magazines and books full of BASIC programs could include more complex programs that could be entered directly into the computer without the need for an assembler. Of course, once in the system monitor, you could even invoke the built in Apple II miniassembler, which allowed very basic assembly language programming (but no high end features found in commercial assemblers). Do you remember how if you had a modem connected to your computer, even without a terminal program, just entering a few commands at the "]" prompt put you in terminal mode? Granted, it was a dumb terminal with no file xfer features, and you actually had to know how to talk to your modem via AT commands, but it worked! Just "ATDT <bbs phone number>" and whola (assuming there was no busy signal).

I MISS THOSE DAYS!

That all died in the mid 90s. Computers became boring. Yes, some cool games existed and the user interface dramatically improved, but there was still something lacking that was there in the old days.


I could not agree more. I was raised on the openness of the Apple II series of computers and find migration to free software something of a return to form. GNU/Linux distributions seem closest to that experience by bringing so much functionality to the forefront of the operating system, rather than obfuscating (or altogether eliminating) it. Games keep me coming back to Windows once in awhile, but I hope to swear it off for good now. :D

I have only today begun to use Linux Mint, having used several other distributions over the past few years. I'm very impressed with Mint thus far and I hope to get to know the community, as it appears to be its most touted asset!
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby Zwopper on Fri May 29, 2009 3:33 am

royalsefton wrote:
almigi wrote:Anyone remember the old Apple IIs? Not only could you use AppleSoft BASIC, but if you knew how, you could enter "CALL -151" to enter the system monitor and even write hexadecimal code. Which while not useful for programming from scratch, it meant that those magazines and books full of BASIC programs could include more complex programs that could be entered directly into the computer without the need for an assembler. Of course, once in the system monitor, you could even invoke the built in Apple II miniassembler, which allowed very basic assembly language programming (but no high end features found in commercial assemblers). Do you remember how if you had a modem connected to your computer, even without a terminal program, just entering a few commands at the "]" prompt put you in terminal mode? Granted, it was a dumb terminal with no file xfer features, and you actually had to know how to talk to your modem via AT commands, but it worked! Just "ATDT <bbs phone number>" and whola (assuming there was no busy signal).

I MISS THOSE DAYS!

That all died in the mid 90s. Computers became boring. Yes, some cool games existed and the user interface dramatically improved, but there was still something lacking that was there in the old days.


I could not agree more. I was raised on the openness of the Apple II series of computers and find migration to free software something of a return to form. GNU/Linux distributions seem closest to that experience by bringing so much functionality to the forefront of the operating system, rather than obfuscating (or altogether eliminating) it. Games keep me coming back to Windows once in awhile, but I hope to swear it off for good now. :D

I have only today begun to use Linux Mint, having used several other distributions over the past few years. I'm very impressed with Mint thus far and I hope to get to know the community, as it appears to be its most touted asset!

Welcome to the Linux Mint Family! :D
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby zaq2wsx5tgb on Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:38 pm

Mint Success is all that was stated and
1) It's Open Source
2) It's a quality project , developed by quality people.
3) A project that builds on a solid foundation
4) Enjoyable to use. :D
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby vrkalak on Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:09 pm

Sounds like us!! :mrgreen:

LinuxMINT rocks??
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby Paulfocused on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:01 pm

zaq2wsx5tgb wrote:Mint Success is all that was stated and
1) It's Open Source
2) It's a quality project , developed by quality people.
3) A project that builds on a solid foundation
4) Enjoyable to use. :D


To me this is the best thing about Linux Mint. You can always expect every release to be high quality, and Mint's community is scarcely paralleled. Mint isn't backed by a nice shiny company or anything like that, but somehow every release gets positive reviews. As the person above phrased it: LinuxMINT rocks
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:57 pm

Sure Does!!!
:D :D :D
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby npap on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:17 am

MINT SUCCESS

Just spread the word to all the nations
That Linux Mint must have donations
Success is not so easy though
It needs support, it needs some dough
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby vrkalak on Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:05 am

Another good review in Linux Magazine,

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Ne ... 8-Released

Go, Helena!!
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby ipernar on Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:03 pm

Mint! Mint! Mint! What else to say? :D
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SEASON'S GREETINGS

Postby npap on Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:09 pm

WISHING YOU
A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO CHRISTIAN FRIENDS
SEASON'S GREETINGS TO ALL OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS
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Re: MINT SUCCESS

Postby npap on Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:22 pm

AND A HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR TO LINUX MINT
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