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by Robin
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Mint rocks!
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Mint rocks!

I'm adding my "hear hear!" to your request. Mint 9 Xfce has been the greatest Mint ever IMO.
by Robin
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: disappointed in this forum
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: disappointed in this forum

Hi, I'm sure that your post wasn't deleted with any malicious intent. Perhaps it's some glitch or something in your post activated some automatic filter. Spam was once a problem here and the mods have done a great job in keeping the forums free of it lately... perhaps this was one of those unintende...
by Robin
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Young Linux Mint convert
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Young Linux Mint convert

I sort of had Linux as a last resort since I couldn't afford a Mac. I was 16 and had only known WinXP 'til then. But adapting to Linux (Ubuntu at first, then hopping for a season and finding Linux Mint 9 Xfce - best distro in the history of ever) was not nearly as hard as I was told. Today I'm 18 an...
by Robin
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?
Replies: 359
Views: 93222

Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Really, boot time? One of the biggest complaints against Ubuntu has been their rush to faster boot times at the expense of other functionality. Now here's a complaint that boot times are too slow in the latest Beta. Can't win, can they? Personally I don't consider boot time important, and I doubt th...
by Robin
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Ubuntu?
Replies: 79
Views: 9294

Re: Why not Ubuntu?

You're the best, MALsPa! People can always find stuff to whine about. I guess it still surprises me that Linux users of all people - judging by the Linux forums I've found online at least - are among the whiners in such large numbers. We've got Linux! We should be the most contented of computer user...
by Robin
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Ubuntu?
Replies: 79
Views: 9294

Re: Why not Ubuntu?

"Distro Drama" was one of the reasons I attempted to distro-hop last time, to SalixOS. Soooo much Ubu-hatred out there, all the "kiddie distro" remarks, bitterness against Ubuntu, Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, and everyone who ever admitted to using and liking Ubuntu (or Kubu, X...
by Robin
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Selective install
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Selective install

Sounds like you want Debian Net-install.
by Robin
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora
Replies: 55
Views: 21598

Re: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora

Releases are supported for 18 months, not just 6. Upgrading to the latest version is OPTIONAL. Two more can be released and "seasoned" by updates and bug fixes in the time it takes one to run out of support. If 6 months is too fast, then just wait awhile! No hurry, no mandatory upgrade. If...
by Robin
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Standing at the crosssroads
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Standing at the crosssroads

All of the Debian-based distros except Mepis and Ubuntu are so troublesome for me that I've tried non-Debian based distros like PCLinuxOS and SalixOS. Neither has been quite satisfactory and I always ended up back on some Ubuntu-based OS. A complete switch to a Debian base will mean the loss of many...
by Robin
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Selective install
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Selective install

And if you prefer the Ubuntu-based Mint, there is a minimal Ubuntu installation CD as well!
by Robin
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Improve Mint-Appeal to Novices and mass user market
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Re: Improve Mint-Appeal to Novices and mass user market

I'm always a little mystified when I read posts from newbies who think that Linux should be "like Windows" or "like Mac" as much as possible. Ewwwww! I'm just a schoolkid, not a Linux guru or a technically-inclined gadgeteer. I'm a dancer, and artist, a student. And when I looked...
by Robin
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?
Replies: 26
Views: 2747

Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

Ubuntu is a stop along the Linux way for many users! Most start with Ubuntu, explore elsewhere a bit, come back to Ubu a time or two perhaps, and some move on to "advanced" distros like Arch and Debian. I think one of the most valuable ways that Ubuntu contributes to Linux overall is by in...
by Robin
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora
Replies: 55
Views: 21598

Re: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora

Absolutely, a fresh install is better! It gives you a chance to test everything first using the LiveCD and assure yourself that the new version will work; sound, printers, all peripherals, etc. It has the added advantage of being more reliable than an upgrade would be on Ubuntu (the base on which LM...
by Robin
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora
Replies: 55
Views: 21598

Re: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora

One "in-between" option - sort of a compromise between LTS and the instability of the newest version, is to stay one release behind the most current one. Most of the "bugs" are worked out of a version by the time the next one is released, so you might try Mint 10 when Mint 11 is ...
by Robin
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 9 or LM 10?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: LM 9 or LM 10?

If you're a newbie and you just want to "install the OS and start using the computer," I would definitely go with Mint 9 (Main or Xfce). Mint 9 on built on a very stable LTS (Long Term Support) base that has the better part of two years of support remaining to it. It is absolutely superb....
by Robin
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ikey Doherty full-time on Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: Ikey Doherty full-time on Linux Mint

Please believe me I have not been away on some paradise cruise, In fact for most of it I was homeless. Wow. My family and I were homeless last year for a period of several months! We didn't eat scarps out of restaurant dumpsters and sleep under highway overpasses most nights, but we had no place to...
by Robin
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 647
Views: 305525

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Keep Notes on any changes you make and what results from the changes! That way when (if) something goes awry you can point to more precisely to a cause. My own notes have saved me alot of trouble. I keep a little "Linux journal," and use it to remind myself of why I did this-or-that, what...
by Robin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What makes you want to try Linux in the first place?
Replies: 74
Views: 18014

Re: What makes you want to try Linux in the first place?

It was my computer guru's idea, when I complained about the inevitable slowdown-to-a-crawl Windows experience and asked him to fix it for the umpeenth time. I also griped randomly about the expensive, resource-hogging bloatware you have to buy and keep updated and stuff - not software for me to use,...
by Robin
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Ubuntu may move to monthly releases like Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 3063

Re: Ubuntu may move to monthly releases like Firefox

Ubuntu's LTS releases fill the need of people who require stable desktops (now built from Debian Testing rather than Unstable), and there's always SalineOS, Mepis, and Debian Stable as well. The bleeding edge stuff that Fedora and the regular Ubuntu releases is known for is for testing I'm sure, not...
by Robin
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I.. am Ikey
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

Re: I.. am Ikey

Whether or not you "work for Mint," you are a big part of it! Your contributions to the distro and to its community (here on the forums and elsewhere) is a big part of the reason for Mint's success, and for the success of it's users. Welcome back! And thanks for all you've done already, an...

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