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by Mike54
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Irish Greetings !
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Irish Greetings !

Hi Ronan. Don't be put off at not having much knowledge. I've found this forum to be full of friendly folk, all of whom are willing to help people like you and I.

Are you using Mint yet? If so, how have your experiences been to this point?
by Mike54
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from New LMDE User in Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Hello from New LMDE User in Indiana

Hi, scaramanga9. Apologies for not seeing this topic before now. I'm not sure where you're located, I'm in Lafayette. When it comes down to it, I am pretty much a Linux newbie myself. I've been using it for 2-3 years, but I never really took the time to learn much about it. Then I discovered Mint an...
by Mike54
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Updating Firefox and Thunderbird
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Updating Firefox and Thunderbird

It's not as if I made a tremendous change, since I've used Firefox and Thunderbird for years. But I am now using Iceweasel and Icedove, instead. In for a penny, in for a pound...
by Mike54
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Lost icons in mintMenu after update
Replies: 23
Views: 4150

Re: Lost icons in mintMenu after update

I ran 'mintmenu reset' from the Terminal and then added it back to my panel. All I had was a transparent menu. A quick re-boot and life is good again. I missed the old button icon for about 7-8 seconds and then the new one started growing on me. :D You just don't realize how much you love the Mint m...
by Mike54
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58825

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Ikey, you're officially my newest hero for posting this fix. Now these old eyes don't have to strain so much.
by Mike54
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Firefox 4 Beta
Replies: 16
Views: 5628

Re: Firefox 4 Beta

Iceweasel 4.0 Beta 5 works a treat. I've been running it for 3-4 days and it's solid as a rock.

Have I mentioned how much I am enjoying LMDE?
by Mike54
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Review from Distrowatch
Replies: 24
Views: 7712

Re: LMDE Review from Distrowatch

Overall, the article was well-written and worth the read. Nothing in this world is perfect, so why should expect perfection from LMDE? It's already working well enough in its unveiling release to convince people to give it a try. That gives me enough faith in Clem, Ikey, et al, to stick with it for ...
by Mike54
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: Anyone here use the Opera web browser?

I use Opera to test functionality of my Web sites, but not for much other than that. I think it's a fine browser, but this old dog has been using Firefox for so long, anything else slows me up, trying to learn how to use it. If they took Firefox away from me, Opera would be second choice. Chromium i...
by Mike54
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Experiment?
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: Experiment?

I've used Ubuntu off and on since back in the days of Feisty. I decided it was time to either use it or not, just before Karmic was released. After installing Lucid and realizing I was fighting all the same compatibility issues for the umpteenth time, I decided to go with Mint. Which was one of the ...
by Mike54
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: New name for 'Linux Mint Debian Edition' / LMDE
Replies: 32
Views: 4993

Re: New name for 'Linux Mint Debian Edition' / LMDE

Seriously, perhaps one day the "Debian" suffix will be needless for it will be inherent to Linux Mint. Then it will be Linux Mint main edition or XFCE edition ... That is my hope, as well. Beyond that, I've no real opinion on what it's called between now and then. I am referring to it as simply, "M...
by Mike54
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: the ultimate newbie question: broken packages?
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: the ultimate newbie question: broken packages?

dalconthenovice wrote:this could potentially be the newbiest question ever but i'm VERY fresh to linux
Don't feel badly about asking the question. I was searching the site for the very same answer and this thread got me moving forward again. We're all learning as we go, I suppose.
by Mike54
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE. LMD...blah, blah, blah Its Mint Debian!
Replies: 20
Views: 4183

Re: LMDE. LMD...blah, blah, blah Its Mint Debian!

Actually, I hope that we will soon be able to refer to this Debian-based Mint as simply Mint. :wink: I admit to being frustrated with some of the negative attitudes on the Debian forums. It seems there is a small core of users there who have forgotten what grows a community, that being more particip...
by Mike54
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LM Popularity Boom
Replies: 33
Views: 5730

Re: LM Popularity Boom

As you'll see, I've not been here very long, nor have I had much to say. I've just been a very happy Mint 9 user, since switching from Ubuntu Lucid. Until yesterday, when I painlessly installed LMDE and started exploring. Now I am a very excited LMDE user. I'm 56 years old and until 3 years ago, I l...
by Mike54
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Mint User
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: New Mint User

I've been using computers since my 1st Commodore-64. I remember after buying the first C-64 I ever saw, I had to write a terminal program for it. No way was I going to use my old VIC-20 to get online, not when I had the C-64. :wink: I chose Mint because I was - familiar with Ubuntu, and (mostly) ev...
by Mike54
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: A quick intro
Replies: 1
Views: 625

A quick intro

I just wanted to quickly say hello. I've used Ubuntu since back in the days of Feisty Fawn and I am impressed with how polished Mint is by comparison. I must admit I use Linux because I want to make my own choices and not because I am an ultra-tech. I learn new things about Linux each day, which is ...

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