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Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby buja on Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:31 pm

I have been using Linux Mint (13 Maya) for a couple of months now and so far it's ok.Everything I need is there and works without any problems. I switched from Ubuntu because I didn't like the Unity interface and updates for my version stopped. Mint 13 should last for a couple of years.

What I like about Linux Mint is that is works right out of the box, including WiFi, full screen resolution, media support, etc. I write this on a Dell D430 laptop which also has Debian 6 on it. It took me some effort to get things working on Debian, but I managed.
My desktop computer is a HP that runs on Mint 13 as well (and still has Ubuntu on it). Yesterday I somehow destroyed the monitor setting on the HP, I lost the frequency and the screen went mad. By restarting and logging in as another user I could repair the broken file with the user monitor settings and now it works fine again.

Although Linux gives me a better feeling I can't get completely free from Windows. Apart from iTunes I also have Garmin Mapsource to control my satnav equipment. I once had Mapsource working under Ubuntu & Wine, but I could not connect to the satnav through the USB port. I will try again soon with Mint, tips are welcome.

By the way, the Lowlands means the Netherlands, or Holland, of course. I live 3 metres below sealevel, but I don't worry about wet feet.
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby xenopeek on Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:59 am

Welcome aboard buja! Sounds like a challenge ahead with Wine, but good to read everything else worked for you out-of-the-box.

Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used as a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by part of the Dutch population, especially in the other parts of the Netherlands.

Yeah, if you could stop calling our country Holland, that'd be great... :wink:
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby The-Wizard on Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:46 am

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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby overthetop on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:25 pm

Welcome aboard buja! :P
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby jesica on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:17 am

:mrgreen:

Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby nomko on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:50 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Yeah, if you could stop calling our country Holland, that'd be great... :wink:


Holland, The Dutch, The Netherlands, Lowlands..... Voor niet-kaaskoppen :mrgreen: is het allemaal hetzelfde Vincent!
Alhoewel.... De Amerikanen hebben toch zeer vreemd de halsstarrige gedachte dat iemand die Dutch praat per definitie uit Duitsland komt!!! Hoe vaak het niet gebeurd in films als er een Nederlander in voorkomt dat ie standaard (gebrekkig) Duits praat.

Dutch <=> Duits...... klinkt haast hetzelfde......

En met Lowlands wordt, geografisch gezien, ook België bij gerekend :wink:
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby xenopeek on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:36 am

To clear up any confusion about "Holland vs the Netherlands", watch this fun and informative video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE_IUPInEuc. Stick with the first 2 minutes; you may think you know everything but after those first 2 minutes it gets really interesting :D
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby nomko on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:40 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:To clear up any confusion about "Holland vs the Netherlands", watch this fun and informative video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE_IUPInEuc. Stick with the first 2 minutes; you may think you know everything but after those first 2 minutes it gets really interesting :D


This the reason why we, people from Groningen (northern part of The Netherlands) always say:

Een Groninger wordt nooit een Hollander en een Hollander wordt nooit een Groninger!

Translated:
A Groninger will never become a Dutchman and a Dutchman will never become Groninger! :mrgreen:
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby grizzler on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:58 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:To clear up any confusion about "Holland vs the Netherlands", watch this fun and informative video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE_IUPInEuc. Stick with the first 2 minutes; you may think you know everything but after those first 2 minutes it gets really interesting :D

Nice. Pity about the 'cow', though. I guess native English speakers and diacritical marks are never a good combination... :wink:
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Re: Greetings from the Lowlands

Postby nomko on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:35 am

Another fact:
The Dutch language is, due to it's complicated grammar compared to other languages, one of the most difficult languages in the world.

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