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by Robin
Sun May 08, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Switching Ubuntu to Linix Mint!
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Switching Ubuntu to Linix Mint!

All the 'buntus are buggy when they're first released. I always stick to the LTS versions, and I never use the latest LTS version until the prior LTS version is no longer supported. Mint 9 Xfce is absolutely superb on my modest, aging hardware. I don't care for the default applications in Mint, thou...
by Robin
Sun May 08, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Preferred Linux Applications (Categories)
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: Preferred Linux Applications (Categories)

Desktop Environment: Xfce Awesomeness Text Editor: Abiword Office: Abiword, Gnumeric, Xournal File Manager: PCManFM (from the LXDE project. Quick, simple, full-featured) Browser/E-mail/Chat: Seamonkey Internet Suite (Remember Netscape? Now a Mozilla project! Like Opera only quicker and less "busy")...
by Robin
Sat May 07, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: opera 11
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: opera 11

nrbdw55 wrote:solved
Why not post HOW you solved it, for the benefit of the next person who has the same trouble? That's what's so cool about these forums!

-Robin
by Robin
Sat May 07, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Life on the Road
Replies: 22
Views: 3015

Re: Life on the Road

Graduation was today! Well, kinda sorta. I have finished all my high school work and officially have earned an accredited diploma! I was dual-enrolled, taking online classes at the local community college as well, and today the college held it's graduation ceremony. Mom says my name is listed among ...
by Robin
Sat May 07, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Checking back in... still loving Mint 10
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Checking back in... still loving Mint 10

Check in a little more often! There is a growing number of Linux Fans here to make friends with. And you might avoid the "pruning" by checking in a little more often too, lol.

Loving Mint 9 Xfce,
Robin
by Robin
Fri May 06, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing Linux Mint
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

Re: installing Linux Mint

On my computer during boot-up I get the manufacturer's screen for a few seconds. Mine's a black screen with the blue DELL logo. At the top of the screen are options. The one for Boot options on my machine is F12 (at the very top of the keyboard above the numerals). While the DELL screen is still dis...
by Robin
Fri May 06, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How did you "learn" Linux?
Replies: 56
Views: 9991

Re: How did you "learn" Linux?

I learn by accident! I cannot help but learn simply by using it. When I had three computers instead of one, I experimented alot more. Down to one 'puter which has to be completely stable and completely functional, I rely on the LTS versions of Xubuntu and/or Linux Mint. In fact I won't upgrade to th...
by Robin
Fri May 06, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 2003
Views: 415913

Re: THE MINT CAFE

casey972oo wrote:... in Alabama, this place called 'Enterprise' still exist ?
Enterprise is well south of where most of the damage was done. The Southern part of the state was largely spared.
by Robin
Thu May 05, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 2003
Views: 415913

Re: THE MINT CAFE

wangsuda wrote:Wow - sure is quiet. What's everyone up to?
Still on the road, grabbing a little internet by wifi when I can. Had two trips through tornado-ravaged Alabama last week, omygosh. I wish we could have stayed and helped out there!
by Robin
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 37013

Re: Distros of interest and why.

I wish I had a few spare desktop 'puters to distro-hop on! I'd be brash and brazen, boldly pushing the bleeding edge. But I'm down to one 'puter, a laptop, absolutely mission-critical. As long as that remains the case, I'm into the most stable, most reliable lightweight distros. I love Crunchbang (D...
by Robin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 4800

Re: Linux Mint and Windows

People who have no reason to "convert" are not going to. And they'll only get ticked off at you for suggesting it. Most people "discover" Linux because they are looking for an alternative OS, or can't afford to invest in a new machine. My own story is that way, and as it turns out, I'm not geeky eno...
by Robin
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 49215

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

... thanks for the link to Amy's post, that was wonderful! I'm passing it along to some other Linux friends now. Please thank her for taking the time to write that! That isn't the first time I've linked to Amy's post... and you can guess why, besides the valuable advice she has about Linux. What ca...
by Robin
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 49215

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

Y'all are downright funny arguing about this. Choice is one of the things that makes Linux so awesome! The only reason "market share" might matter is that OEMs might write more drivers so more stuff will work on Linux. The major distros that "try to be all things to all users" are more popular becau...
by Robin
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is the most userfriendly Linux distro ?
Replies: 47
Views: 9076

Re: What is the most userfriendly Linux distro ?

My vote is Xubuntu and Linux Mint 9 Xfce (Not the new Debian-based one), PCLinuxOS, and SimplyMEPIS.
by Robin
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Will Linux Mint now be Debian not Ubuntu?
Replies: 38
Views: 11577

Re: Will Linux Mint now be Debian not Ubuntu?

I'm very curious to know about installation. Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer (also used in most editions of Linux Mint) is superbly simple. A heckuvalot easier than the Debian installer (at least last time I used the Debian installer, on Crunchbang Statler months ago now). It's all open source, ain't it...
by Robin
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: A few questions on these Debian based options
Replies: 27
Views: 3621

Re: A few questions on these Debian based options

CrunchBang uses openbox as it's DE. Although I've never used fluxbox they seems to be very similar as they are both based off blackbox. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openbox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxbox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbox Crunchbang comes in two flavors: Openbox , which is...
by Robin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: A few questions on these Debian based options
Replies: 27
Views: 3621

Re: A few questions on these Debian based options

Aw, c'mon now. The Crunchbang disclaimer is great! It's not there to scare anyone away, and Crunchbang, whether Openbox or Xfce (superbly implemented on Crunchbang), it's very newbie-friendly. Just right-click! I remain a fan of Crunchbang even though I'm not using it anymore. It looks mad-geeky and...
by Robin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint users on Ubuntu forums
Replies: 38
Views: 4074

Re: Mint users on Ubuntu forums

RAWR! I use both Mint Xfce and Xubuntu. I participate in both distro's forums and enjoy them both very much! I'm quite sure that these forums are alot easier to manage and moderate than the Ubu forums are with their 18 zillion users online at any given time. Give 'em a break. I've never moderated a...
by Robin
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: What if I Change Repository to "Stable?"
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: What if I Change Repository to "Stable?"

Thanks, Exploder! But I'm down to just one 'puter, "mission critical," and it absolutely has to be stable and solid and no surprises. "Testing" sounds awesome, but not as stable and reliable as, well, "Stable." I was wondering if it would cause any big problems if I installed it and then switched re...
by Robin
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: What if I Change Repository to "Stable?"
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

What if I Change Repository to "Stable?"

If I install the new Mint Xfce and change the repositories to Squeeze or Stable, would that create any problems? Seems like a quick and easy way to get Debian Xfce installed with all the Mint goodies that make it work so much better. I know it wouldn't be "rolling release," but I bet it would be roc...

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