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Hello from Evansville, Indiana

Postby Mister A on Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:00 pm

Hello all. My name is Allen D. Tate and I live in Evansville, Indiana. I have dabbled with Linux off an on since 1995. I am a musician & DJ. Recently, I found Mint 13 (x64) and decided to give it a go on my triple boot system. So far, everything I've thrown at it has worked with little or no tinkering on my part. I've decided to start up a music podcast based on a Live365 radio station I ran from 1998 until 2004. I've found that IDJC can connect to the SHOUTcast servers and I can do my voice-over work in Ardour so I am very VERY happy with this outcome. Over this coming weekend, I intend to do a fresh installation of Mint 13 and will reduce my system from a triple boot system (2 Linux, 1 Win7) back to a dual boot system.

Mucho MUCHO thanks to those who have made Mint. I look forward to participating in this excellent community. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello from Evansville, Indiana

Postby igor83 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:05 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint. It is a wonderful world indeed. Sounds like you're having a good time with the distro. Which flavor did you choose? Version 13 has several flavors available. I went with Mate to start off, but then drifted into Xubuntu somehow, but I haven't forgotten about Linux Mint, and plan to use it again on another box. Also, I simply prefer the Linux Mint forums because they have a better design than the Ubuntu forums. That is what originally pulled me into the world of Linux Mint. The web site just looks so awesome. I mean honestly. Have you ever seen a better looking forum? Maybe I just like the color green, I don't know. But it works for me.

I don't envy the devs because Unity really pulled a number on them, necessitating the development of two new flavors. Seems to me like before Unity, the task for LM was relatively straight-forward, but after Unity, there is the necessity to do all this additional coding, all this additional work. But on the plus side, who is # 1 on distrowatch.com? Why, Linux Mint, of course! So I guess it all evens out in the end. I don't know why Microsoft and Ubuntu think that we want our desktop to look like a mobile phone, but oh well, thank goodness there are options available to the end user in the wonderful world of Linux. Touch-screens, indeed.

For my next Linux Mint install I will probably go with either Cinnamon or Xfce, I haven't decided yet.
My desktop runs 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia Xfce, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, and my laptop runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia KDE. Each seems suited to its purpose.
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Re: Hello from Evansville, Indiana

Postby Mister A on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:38 pm

I chose the Mate flavor. I like the way the menu looks. Winning!
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Re: Hello from Evansville, Indiana

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:07 am

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Re: Hello from Evansville, Indiana

Postby jesica on Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:40 am

Good day and welcome to Mint :mrgreen:
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