hello linux mint society,
I am a newbie to linux mint os. always been a windoze user b4 that. I have an older pentium 4
running at about 2.8 ghz. 2 X 120 hdd. one is for doing backups. it has a creative SB sound card and a 9600pro graphics card. very old hardware. so using an OS like MINT is appropriate for this system as it uses so much less resources than windoze.
over the months I have been flirting with katya, there have been some things that crapped out...like the date in the lower right corner as well as the updating function. since I am not familiar I just left it alone. then, two days ago I saw that there was a mint 13. I didn't even realize that 12 had come and gone to show you how out of it I am. so I dloaded Mate and installed it. It installed nice and clean right over katya. I also did all updates that it offered. I do not have compiz and am interested in that, but also thinking about limited resources. I only have 4 gig memory and a 120 gig hard drive. I am having a renewed interest in getting down some of the basics such as commands and file management and basic stuff. I feel like this OS is fast, clean interface, and saves me a lot of bother over windoze because in windows the hard drive is always spinning, and you have so much anti virus, defrag, and virus attacks. LINUX mint is clean quiet stable and powerful.
I can feel it. I am looking for something new to update my skills with and linux mint is so rewarding, that I am willing to go thru the learning curve for such a great windoze replacement.