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Back on Linux since '98

Postby Zephyroth on Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:41 am

Hello!

I grew up with computers and started my first attempts with Linux somwhere around 1998. Unfortunatly (as I'm also a PC gamer) I reverted back to Windows, but I was sure, that there is coming something big. 2010 I gave Linux a new chance with Ubuntu 10.04 on my Netbook. I was really astonished, what happen in the meanwhile. The GUI was good and the whole thing was nice to use. But this time the Intel drivers didn't fit and the performance (especially with flash was poor). So I reinstalled WinXP...

But everything changed four weeks ago. I got an old Dell D430 Laptop and installed Mint 14. What should I say? The thing runs like charm. Everything is (even for an unexpierienced user like me) very intuitive useable. I love Mint and this time I don't miss anything. Everything runs smooth and the batterylife is also good. There are some minor bugs, but they don't really scare me this time. This is the first time, where I want to install Mint also on my big machine, but I still need it for gaming ;)

Great Work, guys!

Greetz from Austria,
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Re: Back on Linux since '98

Postby The-Wizard on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:47 am

you can always duel boot and have the best of both worlds...

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Re: Back on Linux since '98

Postby overthetop on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:12 pm

Welcome aboard! :P
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Re: Back on Linux since '98

Postby Zephyroth on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:14 am

The-Wizard wrote:you can always duel boot and have the best of both worlds...

welcome to the mint family forums

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Yes, I'm really considering that! :D

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Re: Back on Linux since '98

Postby Zephyroth on Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:01 am

The-Wizard wrote:you can always duel boot and have the best of both worlds...

welcome to the mint family forums

wizard


Done, also my Asus G75 now works with Mint 14.1. After some initial difficulties with the NV-Driver and the UEFI-Bios, the Rig is up and running.

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Re: Back on Linux since '98

Postby overthetop on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:45 pm

Zephyroth wrote:
The-Wizard wrote:you can always duel boot and have the best of both worlds...

welcome to the mint family forums

wizard


Done, also my Asus G75 now works with Mint 14.1. After some initial difficulties with the NV-Driver and the UEFI-Bios, the Rig is up and running.

Greetz,
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Whoohooo! Have fun! :D
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Re: Back on Linux since '98

Postby Zephyroth on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:10 pm

I still have some issues with backlight dimming and my special keyboard layout. Hope I find some hints...

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Re: Back on Linux since '98

Postby jesica on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:49 am

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