Hello Linux Mint Community :) (recent Ubuntu 12.10 convert)

Welcome to newcomers! Don't hesitate to introduce yourself.
Please don't post tech support questions here

Hello Linux Mint Community :) (recent Ubuntu 12.10 convert)

Postby tuxwx on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:56 pm

Hello all,

My name is Justin and I'm a meteorologist and programmer living in Oklahoma and I must say, I'm definitely happy with my decision to install Linux Mint. I needed a new laptop (I'm just out of college) and I ordered a PC from System76. I've been an active Ubuntu user for about 2 years and I wanted a Linux PC so that I would avoid the horrors of Windows 8. So I ordered a Pangolin Performance and all went well for a while, until Ubuntu 12.10 (I don't know why System didn't keep using the LTS) started having strange GUI problems. Every other day or so my keyboard would just stop responding to Unity. Frustrated, I also tried Cinnamon on top of Ubuntu, and still the same result. Plus some Cinnamon features were unstable since I don't think the repo for Ubuntu is as actively coded as it should be.

So today, I decided to torrent the Linux Mint 13 ISO and test it out. Everything appeared to work on my LiveDVD session so I wiped out my Ubuntu install and put in Maya. And after this, I really feel that Mint 13 is probably the best Linux distribution out there these days. Not only was it the easiest install of Linux I've ever done but also the easiest install for any OS I've ever come across. I've even noted some performance increases over Ubuntu (no strange overheating, no keyboard nonsense) and also substantial usability improvements (i.e. no Gnome keyring prompts). I mean I am professional programmer but I would easily recommend Linux Mint to anyone who uses a PC. Don't even worry about the partitions, just nuke the drive and put Linux Mint on it in my view :P Great work hopefully I will contribute something to this community, because they've created a *home run* Linux distro :)

Have a nice day!
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:36 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.

Re: Hello Linux Mint Community :) (recent Ubuntu 12.10 conve

Postby cwwgateway on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:15 pm

Welcome to the Mint Community :) . I'm glad Mint worked so well for you - I agree that LTS releases, especially recently, are much better than the standard releases. I'm glad System76 is getting some business - I would buy one but I still need Windows for school :( .
Dell XPS 15 l502x - Debian Testing 64-bit NetInst Xfce, SolydX 64-bit Debian Testing, SolydK 64-bit SolydXK Testing
Old Gateway Pentium 4 Desktop - Arch Linux 64-bit Xfce and SolydX 32-bit Sid
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 839
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:44 pm

Re: Hello Linux Mint Community :) (recent Ubuntu 12.10 conve

Postby The-Wizard on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:29 am

welcome to the mint family forums

asus M2N-MX board, AMD x2 6000 amd/ati graphics 4x1mb ddr2, 21" HD screen Mint 17-64 cinnamon
Acer ZG5 -mint 17 Xfce dell 1545 mint 17-64

"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that i don't know the answer " [Douglas Adams]
User avatar
Level 10
Level 10
Posts: 3256
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Location: Bedforshire, ENGLAND

Re: Hello Linux Mint Community :) (recent Ubuntu 12.10 conve

Postby jesica on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:19 am


Goo day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums.

Hope you have a fab times, :mrgreen:


My Linux Counter number # 566377
IT Ninja
Happy apt-get-ing!
Linux Mint Donar # 2159

Security is the separation of an asset from a threat.
User avatar
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2623
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:54 am
Location: South Africa

Return to Introduce yourself

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Fragezeichen and 0 guests