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by Robin
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install choices- Opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Install choices- Opinions?

Installing Mint alongside Windows is a lot easier than trying to install Windows on a Linux box! Linux will recognize another OS and happily coexist with it, but Windows is "'less friendly" toward other OSes and tends to wipe them away. So keep XP on there and install Mint next to it , assuming of c...
by Robin
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Outside Perspective
Replies: 19
Views: 2266

Re: Outside Perspective

Distros vary according to intended use (desktop, server, etc), intended users (newbies, Linux gurus/hobbyists, tinkerers, security geeks, educators, etc), targeted for certain hardware (minimalist distros for old hand-me-down stuff like mine, fancy rich ones with lots of candy and goodies for high-e...
by Robin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: *** ~ Top 3 Difference between Linux Mint * Ubuntu ~ ***
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

Re: *** ~ Top 3 Difference between Linux Mint * Ubuntu ~ ***

This won't earn me any friends here, but: 1. Mint's Google search. 2. No "Mark All Upgrades" button in Synaptic in Mint. 3. Ubuntu's official version still fits on a CD. Number 2 above is actually a blessing to users who need certainty and stability, since it prevents them from upgrading stuff that...
by Robin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: My experience with Xfce (201104)
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Re: My experience with Xfce (201104)

Mint 9 Xfce (the last Xubuntu-based Xfce Mint edition) installs effortlessly using the unequalled Ubiquity installer. Future Xfce editions of Mint are to be Debian-based, and a lot of the simplicity and elegance - at least in the installation process - is lost in the Debian-based editions. Even for ...
by Robin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: moving from gnome to LXDE - advice sought
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: moving from gnome to LXDE - advice sought

Should Drew give Mint more room? I know 4 gigs is probably sufficient, but with all those apps shouldn't it have more room? Mint 9 Xfce is absolutely wicked fast (my 'puter has less than one fourth the capacity of yours) and configurable. It can be kid-friendly for me, yet stark and spooky for my Pa...
by Robin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: *** ~ Top 3 Difference between Linux Mint * Ubuntu ~ ***
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

Re: *** ~ Top 3 Difference between Linux Mint * Ubuntu ~ ***

Mint Tools : Awesomeness on steroids. Super-easy for newcomers and for simple kids like me. "Done Better" : And I don't just mean cosmetically. Mint 9 Xfce, for example, is not polluted with that abomination called PulseAudio that it's parent, Xubuntu 10.04 was built with. Of course future Xfce edi...
by Robin
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Which distro
Replies: 15
Views: 2237

Re: Which distro

There are whole threads on the different desktops right here on the Mint Forums that kinda sorta offer an overview of each, with pros and cons and all that, but mostly it's just a matter of personal taste! If you're not limited by hardware issues, KDE and Gnome are the richest.
by Robin
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why people don't migrate to Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 4021

Re: Why people don't migrate to Linux

People don't change until and unless they have sufficient reason to change. As long as "whatever came with the computer" works, they stick with it, and can't be blamed for doing so. Fanboys ruin it for lots of people. I have several friends who are "sick to death of hearing about Linux," thanks to s...
by Robin
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Laptop Saved From VISTA Virus
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Laptop Saved From VISTA Virus

Mint and Ubuntu have the same goal: To "tame" Debian and bring it to the "ordinary desktop user." The main edition of Mint improves upon Ubuntu's success at "taming" Debian for the desktop. If Mint can achieve the same level of excellence that Ubuntu has on it's own (without relying on the Ubuntu ba...
by Robin
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Lean, Mean, Green Machine
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: The Lean, Mean, Green Machine

Okay, got it... should've Googled it, lol.
by Robin
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Lean, Mean, Green Machine
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: The Lean, Mean, Green Machine

Okay, I might get rapped in the mouth for this but, what's a cardigan?
by Robin
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Lean, Mean, Green Machine
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: The Lean, Mean, Green Machine

Don't feel too bad, I did the same thing when I first found Linux and all I had to compare it with was WinXP. Some of my first blog posts about Linux were so silly and embarrassing that I ended up deleting them because they just sounded so um, "juvenile." Of course I am a juvenile so I have a good e...
by Robin
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mepis vs Mint Debian
Replies: 10
Views: 4074

Re: Mepis vs Mint Debian

And wouldn't it be cool if there was just one or two awesome installers used on every distro... it would sure make distro-hopping alot easier! :lol:
by Robin
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Laptop Saved From VISTA Virus
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Laptop Saved From VISTA Virus

So I take it that the point of putting :roll: following my description of my experience is ridicule? I think you'll find that alot of folks find Debian at least more difficult if not incompatible with their hardware. That has been my experience. It wasn't offered as a swipe at Debian! Rather it was ...
by Robin
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mepis vs Mint Debian
Replies: 10
Views: 4074

Re: Mepis vs Mint Debian

That Ubiquity installer that Ubuntu and Mint Main use is really awesome! I remember asking others (maybe on UF or the Debian Users' forum I forget) why more distros haven't adopted that installer just for it's ease of use and sheer awesomeness/ The short answer is that Ubiquity just won't work on De...
by Robin
Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint's stability
Replies: 30
Views: 2312

Re: Mint's stability

Is Mint Debian a LTS? Definitely not in the sense of an Ubuntu-style LTS, receiving security updates and such. It is "LTS" in that it is a "rolling release" distro, install once and it auto-updates all the time. That's why it is prone to more breakage than the LTS versions of Mint. The current LTS ...
by Robin
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint versus Fedora
Replies: 57
Views: 11528

Re: Mint versus Fedora

The only "Fedora-vs-Mint" issue that matters to me is that Fedora doesn't offer LTS (Long Term Support) editions. I haven't distro-hopped much since I'm down to one 'puter and it's "mission critical." When I get a new one I'd like to try Fedora just so I can say I've seen it, lol.
by Robin
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ***Specific troubleshoot*** need help ASAP
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: ***Specific troubleshoot*** need help ASAP

In Windows I had to use an "installation disk" with software for my printer, same thing with a wireless dongle, and a webcam. In Linux Mint 9 Xfce, all that stuff just worked!! No installation disks needed. Plug and play. That's always the first thing - try before you pry. Then if it doesn't work, o...
by Robin
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: impressions and first challenges
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: impressions and first challenges

LXDE, Xfce and Fluxbox require more command line stuff to get things done. And KDE is too resource heavy, I think. Perhaps the latest (Debian-based) ones do, but Linux Mint 9 Xfce edition certainly requires no more "command line stuff" than the Gnome version. The Xubuntu-based Mint Xfce ( 9 ) is ab...
by Robin
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Laptop Saved From VISTA Virus
Replies: 25
Views: 5591

Re: Laptop Saved From VISTA Virus

I too find "straight Debian" more troublesome on my hardware (and it's all Intel! ) than the Ubuntu-derived versions. It's worth a shot at LMDE (the new Xfce version is also based on Debian rather than Xubuntu - same issues) because if it works, great! Lots of folks have written that it's faster and...

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