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by guimaster
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon menu question
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon menu question

The Cinnamon Menu is ugly as sin, and I've been saying that for years. The only response you'll ever get to this complaint is to go and take a DE-hopping hike. :roll: The Mint Menu found in Mate is the biggest reason why Linux Mint became so popular. That Menu earned Linux Mint endless praise from t...
by guimaster
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Install Muffin In Mate [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Install Muffin In Mate

Wow, that's fantastic! It's a much simpler solution.

I tried looking for something like this, but somehow I missed it.

I appreciate your help!
by guimaster
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Install Muffin In Mate [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Install Muffin In Mate [Solved]

Greetings, I love everything about Mate except that Marco will not allow me to tile 4 windows at a time. I found a tutorial on how to install KWin, but I don't think I want something that heavy. I don't need a desktop cube. I also hear that Compiz is on the way out, so I don't want to use it. Is the...
by guimaster
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

@guimaster: I assume you haven't read the blog? http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2969 We’ll also try to update the look and feel of the OS. The Mint-X theme and icons looked great initially and we’ve been improving them with every new release, but time has passed and they do look a bit old now. They’ll...
by guimaster
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

Here's a link to a video made by Linux4UnMe called: "Linux Mint 15 Wishes" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4hIPL6UKOA The video was made in 2012. He talks about the need to improve the look of the Software Centre. :lol: Of course, the Software Centre has not been improved visually at all since that...
by guimaster
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

It could be as simple as using a different default theme from those pre-existing. Simple? Technically yes. But I guarantee, that - whatever theme should get pre-selected - there will always be users, who don't like it. This means, that this discussion will not stop by pre-selecting another theme. I...
by guimaster
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

Well if you like MATE menu, then why bother with Cinnamon. There are also applets like: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/168 http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/uploads/applets/YHXW-LDZW-1GQH.png Or: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/171 Or maybe we need more devel...
by guimaster
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

I actually agree with the OP to some extent (but not with the way he expressed it). Personally I'm not bothered what the website looks like (rather not divert efforts from improving the OS), however I do think a 'lick of paint' could make a big difference to the perception and adoption of Mint. It ...
by guimaster
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

guimaster, that's your opinion, and you are entitled to it. But I like Cinnamon, and as MOem said go ahead and use what you like, this is LInux, and the choices are endless. "I like Cinnamon" = Don't improve the start menu ever!!! Don't make it more elegant!!! Don't improve the visuals ever!!! Leav...
by guimaster
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

The Cinnamon menu makes me want to vomit. I literally can't use Cinnamon simply because of the start menu. Strange. 2 years ago you wrote : I hated and complained about the current Cinnamon Menu for a long time, but I've gotten used to it and I don't think about it much any more. Obviously you chan...
by guimaster
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 2119

What Happened To Elegance?

What happened to elegance? "From Freedom Came Elegance," we are told. Interesting... This forum is about as "elegant" as Linux Mint was when Linux Mint 9 was released. Linux Mint 9 was released in 2010. It's 2015 now. The font at the top left of the screen that says: 'linux Mint" looks horrendous, w...
by guimaster
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate
Replies: 22
Views: 10387

Re: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate

I found what I have been looking for here: http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.ca/2014/12/linux-mint-171-rebecca-cinnamon-review.html According to the reviewer, Linux Mint MATE 17.1 uses 349 MB of Ram when idle. Ubuntu MATE 14.10 uses 308 MB of Ram when idle. The Mint MATE installation is a whopping 1 GB...
by guimaster
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate
Replies: 22
Views: 10387

Re: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate

Perhaps its just me, but I feel that Linux Mint is Ubuntu done right . As such, my vote lies with Mint. But really, for the most part you are comparing, at least software wise, fairly close to the same thing. It would be like comparing a red apple (Ubuntu) to a green apple (Mint). At the end of the...
by guimaster
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate
Replies: 22
Views: 10387

Re: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate

Linux Mint MATE fits in style-wise with the other Linux Mint editions. Linux Mint MATE comes with all the Mint tools (Software Manager, Update Manager, Driver Manager, and such) that make it easy for new users to manage their system. Linux Mint development team has been involved from the start with...
by guimaster
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate
Replies: 22
Views: 10387

Re: Linux Mint Mate vs. Ubuntu Mate

One legendary donkey starves to death because it has no reason to choose between two equidistant and equally tempting piles of hay. I consider this sentence the wisest of all possible answers and feel tempted to close this thread as solved. :wink: I'm glad you didn't do that. I'm curious, which of ...
by guimaster
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Classic mintMenu on Cinnamon
Replies: 27
Views: 21344

Re: Classic mintMenu on Cinnamon

Is there a resolution anywhere on the horizon? It would seem really stupid for Cinnamon to not be able to run Mint Menu... after all, Mint's best feature is their menu (just like Ubuntu's is their Software Center), and Cinnamon is one of the crowning jewels of Mint. I hate to say it, but the curren...
by guimaster
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: skype sound quality is awful
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

Re: skype sound quality is awful

Is this still a problem on Linux Mint 13? I have this problem on 15. Skype is basically unusable unless you only want to listen.
by guimaster
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Dual Booting Worth The Hassle?
Replies: 20
Views: 5821

Re: Is Dual Booting Worth The Hassle?

mephisto wrote:Your choice is determined by your needs. It's that simple, or at least it should be, all the moralistic, pseudo ethics and philosophy and what-not-else is irrelevant.
This is the conclusion that I came to. I am now spending the majority of my time in Windows due to necessity.
by guimaster
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What KDE can learn from Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: What KDE can learn from Cinnamon

KDE has more features than Cinnamon, but at what cost? I went through the System Settings in KDE. I didn't understand probably close to half of the options that were available. I certainly didn't have time to modify each one to see what it does. KDE is also more taxing on the computer. On my Netbook...
by guimaster
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Are Good Reasons For Using Linux Instead Of Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 2547

Re: What Are Good Reasons For Using Linux Instead Of Windows

I would say it will be for security and stability. I am pretty sure most people will pay happily for it if they will get the same benefits. A lot of people pay for the OS when new versions comes out to contribute in such a way. Windows is quite stable now. It took them long enough but it is. As far...

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