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New to Mint, long time Debian user.

Postby kinematic on Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:56 pm

Well this is my first post so let's introduce myself here. I'm kinematic (yep, that's my real name :lol: ), I'm a carpenter, 36 years old and I'm from the Netherlands. I recently had a new system assembled by a local computer store. It has 2 SSD's in it, 64 gigs each and the first SSD has Win7 on it. I've never before in my life owned a computer with Windows on it (can you imagine that :shock: ) and since it was on offer at the store I thought what the heck, let's see what it's all about and I had them install it on the first SSD. Well, my first impression isn't very good. It's an over engineerd, bloated OS with poor security. But that's not important :lol: Today I finally got around to installing Mint. I've been a long time Debian user and I just don't feel like spending time configuring it anymore. I've read a lot of good things about Mint so I downloaded the live dvd (Linux Mint 14 Nadia). Ran it from a usb stick and I immediately liked what I saw so I installed it on the second SSD. Compared to Win 7 it's like a breath of fresh air. I now again have a system with proper security, applications I've used for a long time and I can find everything again without thinking and everything works out of the box :D But the best part is the wonderful gnome2 fork Mate. I now have my much beloved desktop back :D

In conclusion, Linux Mint rocks!

Still don't know what I'm gonna do with the first SSD with Win 7 on it. I don't think I'll be using it anymore so I might as well us it for my /home.
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Re: New to Mint, long time Debian user.

Postby kc1di on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:01 pm

Welcome to Mint kinematic,

I too spent a good deal of time on Debian but really like Mint. Hope to see you around the forums.
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Re: New to Mint, long time Debian user.

Postby kinematic on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:30 pm

I'll be around. I have 8 years of experience with Debian so if I can help someone I'm glad to do so :D
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Re: New to Mint, long time Debian user.

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:00 am

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Re: New to Mint, long time Debian user.

Postby jesica on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:13 am

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Re: New to Mint, long time Debian user.

Postby xenopeek on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:24 am

Welkom op het Linux Mint forum kinematic :D Have fun with Linux Mint and MATE!
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Re: New to Mint, long time Debian user.

Postby kurok on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:44 pm

might want to give LMDE a spin it has mate also is is a lot less painfull than stock Debian. I'm using it and it is blazing fast on this old computer of mine.
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