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Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

Postby rsxhawk on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:14 pm

Hello,

I just built myself a new desktop computer and decided to give Linux Mint a try as my main OS. I've used Ubuntu for quite awhile on my little netbook and I've enjoyed it but I'm looking for a change. I plan on trying to run my old Windows 7 installation in virtualbox or an equivalent program. Glad to be a part of the forum!

My specs are as follows:

Case - BitFenix Prodigy (White)
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
ASUS P8H77-I LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Kingston SSDNow V+200 KR-S3090-3H 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-alone Drive)
Seagate 1.5 TB Storage Drive
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
ZALMAN CNPS8000B 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) CPU Cooler
LG Black 14X Blu-ray Burner
Antec 550w Modular powersupply
Linux Mint 14 Nadia w/Cinnamon - BitFenix Prodigy (White) - ASUS P8H77-I Motherboard - Intel Core i5 3570K - 8GB GSkill Ares Memory - Kingston 90 GB SSD - Seagate 1 TB HD - ZALMAN CNPS8000B 92mm - LG Blu Ray Burner
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Re: Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:09 pm

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

Postby exploder on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Welcome to the forum rsxhawk! I like the specs of the PC you built, nice! :)
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Re: Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

Postby sammiev on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:34 pm

Welcome to the Mint Forum rsxhawk. :D
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Re: Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

Postby xenopeek on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:22 am

Welcome aboard :D That machine should be blazingly fast with Linux Mint! Some tips to extend lifespan and increase speed for your SSD: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=79503#p461796.
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Re: Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

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

:mrgreen:

Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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Re: Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

Postby rsxhawk on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:21 am

Wow thanks for the warm welcome and tips! Yes this machine boots Mint in under 10 seconds, I honestly don't know what we were all doing before SSD's. :-)

So far I've got Conky up and running and almost tweaked to my liking and I just posted in the Software section for some assistance with virtualbox, hope to see you there!
Linux Mint 14 Nadia w/Cinnamon - BitFenix Prodigy (White) - ASUS P8H77-I Motherboard - Intel Core i5 3570K - 8GB GSkill Ares Memory - Kingston 90 GB SSD - Seagate 1 TB HD - ZALMAN CNPS8000B 92mm - LG Blu Ray Burner
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Re: Just switched from Ubuntu to Mint

Postby xenopeek on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:46 am

rsxhawk wrote:I honestly don't know what we were all doing before SSD's. :-)

I think you had to use a hand-crank to start your computer up, to spin the hard disk up to speed? Well, it sounded like it in the old days anyway :lol:
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