First Time Installing Mint - things to be aware of

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First Time Installing Mint - things to be aware of

Postby benjamin2012 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:55 pm

Hello,

I am excited to be trying this OS! I have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 on my Inspiron E1505 and I am not thrilled with Unity - at all. I am currently downloading 13 Mate 64 bit and I was hoping to get some advice before I wipe my PC.

Whenever I installed ubuntu I always used 64bit alternate installation - does this setup have a comparable GUI?
Seeing that my PC is 5 years old - will I have any trouble connecting hardware? I know with ubuntu I always had to install Nvidia driver support.

Is the terminal identical to Ubuntu's? As in after installation all I need to do is run 'sudo aptitude update' and 'sudo aptitude full-upgrade' along with clean/autoclean?


Much thanks - sorry if this is a repeat of an older thread, I did search before posting :)
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Re: First Time Installing Mint - things to be aware of

Postby usbtux on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:27 am

Mostly the same as Ubuntu but you shouldn't try dist upgrade or full-upgrade
http://goo.gl/DXKgM LinuxMint tutorials.
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http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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