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First distro I have tried with no issues

Postby spynoodle on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:11 am

Hello,

I recently installed Mint on both my laptop and desktop after running the Windows 8 Developer Preview through its usable lifespan. After many semi-failed attempts at running Ubuntu, OpenSuse, and other distros, I can say that Mint is the first distro to give me nearly no issues with installation and setup, especially on my custom caseless desktop composed of a mish-mosh of parts :P. I'm glad to be a part of this great community!
My caseless OC rig: Asus P5K Pro, Pentium E5200 @ 4GHz 1.4v, 4gb Crucial + Nanya DDR2 @ 853MHz, WD1200BB 120GB HDD, OEM Nvidia Geforce GT 545, Modded Kingwin RVT-12025D heatsink, AcBel R8 II 500w PSU, Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon
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Re: First distro I have tried with no issues

Postby Orbmiser on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:27 am

Welcome and yep pretty much non-issue install for me also. Tho wifi connection is a little less robust under mint then the win7 side. But everything worked out of the box.
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Re: First distro I have tried with no issues

Postby igor83 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:33 am

spynoodle wrote:Hello,

I recently installed Mint on both my laptop and desktop after running the Windows 8 Developer Preview through its usable lifespan. After many semi-failed attempts at running Ubuntu, OpenSuse, and other distros, I can say that Mint is the first distro to give me nearly no issues with installation and setup, especially on my custom caseless desktop composed of a mish-mosh of parts :P. I'm glad to be a part of this great community!


I found Mint easier to install and configure than Windows 7, to my surprise. All the devices just work right away or without much effort. Only thing that gave me trouble was configuring the home network, but doing so in Linux was actually easier than doing the same in Windows 7, which puts all sorts of roadblocks in the way.

Rule of thumb:
If you're going to install Windows, set aside a day or two.
If you're going to install Linux, set aside a lunch break. You'll be done by the time lunch is over.
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: First distro I have tried with no issues

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:15 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: First distro I have tried with no issues

Postby xenopeek on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:20 am

Welcome aboard :D A caseless desktop? So everything really worked out of the box :wink:
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Re: First distro I have tried with no issues

Postby spynoodle on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:31 am

Orbmiser wrote:Welcome and yep pretty much non-issue install for me also. Tho wifi connection is a little less robust under mint then the win7 side. But everything worked out of the box.
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Yeah, it did take me a little while to install the right closed-source driver, although it has gotten a lot better in recent versions of Linux. It used to be a nightmare with Ubuntu 9.04.
The-Wizard wrote:Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Welcome aboard :D A caseless desktop? So everything really worked out of the box :wink:

Haha, yeah. I had a lot of extra shelf space next to my desk that a full ATX case wouldn't quite fit on, so I figured I'd just lay everything out on the shelf. :)
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Re: First distro I have tried with no issues

Postby jesica on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:59 am

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Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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