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by kernowmint
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 12 won't boot on laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: Linux Mint 12 won't boot on laptop

This seems similar to the problems a lot of people are having (including me) trying to use newer Linux distro releases with new laptops in particular. I've been reading several threads in this section of this forum and on the Xubuntu forums. Mine is an HP Pavilion g6 dual core 64-bit with Intel HD g...
by kernowmint
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint 13 ? Name ?
Replies: 171
Views: 31531

Re: Ok the Name (M) for Mint 13! Start here:

I'd like Maria or Martina.
by kernowmint
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint versus Fedora
Replies: 57
Views: 11787

Re: Mint versus Fedora

Maybe you could try Kororaa, which I gather is based on Fedora. It worked pretty well out of the box for me, except that it set the time incorrectly. Don't know what it's like with different sorts of hardware and I haven't tried it with my printer. I'm not really a KDE fan but Kororaa could almost t...
by kernowmint
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What makes you want to try Linux in the first place?
Replies: 74
Views: 20182

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

A few reasons in my case, I suppose. I liked Windows at first but thought it went downhill rapidly after 98. Also I don't like the idea of the entire computing world being so completely dominated by one company - I'm all for choice. Then I discovered free (in both senses of the word) software and th...
by kernowmint
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Linux is the one for me.
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Mint Linux is the one for me.

I once did an elementary programming course learning COBOL. PCs didn't exist then. I did the first few years of my office life using WordPerfect for DOS (there were aspects of that programme which my colleagues and I still miss) and I remember being insanely jealous of the first secretary in our off...
by kernowmint
Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a non-geek
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Hello from a non-geek

"Trainee Geek", I like that, although I'll probably be one for the rest of my life. I'll admit to not using the command line much. Being a secretary I spend all day typing, so I don't want to type all evening as well :) I'm not afraid of it, I just choose not to use it very often. I have r...
by kernowmint
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1128
Views: 198827

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

I think the main reason is hardware compatibility. If people want everything to work instantly, it's not necessarily impatience, it's often because they simply haven't got time to spend searching online forums for answers to questions and then trying the suggestions out just to get their printer to ...
by kernowmint
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Alienates Their Major Asset
Replies: 48
Views: 5612

Re: Canonical Alienates Their Major Asset

I have to say that it was Ubuntu that brought me to Linux. I started with Jaunty and until this latest round of releases it was the only Linux distro that worked perfectly with all my hardware. If it hadn't been for that, Linux would just have been a system I dual-booted with Windows and only went i...
by kernowmint
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is your preferred web browser?
Replies: 38
Views: 4009

Re: What is your preferred web browser?

I like Opera, epecially the Speed Dial facility, that's what made it stand out for me.
by kernowmint
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: codename "Laura"
Replies: 124
Views: 19181

Re: Start the name Suggestions for Mint 12

I'd like either Linda or Lydia.
by kernowmint
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a non-geek
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Hello from a non-geek

Hello everyone. I've put a couple of posts on this forum so I'd better introduce myself. I live in Cornwall, UK (known as Kernow in our old Celtic language, hence the username). I'm female - are there many of us on this forum? I came to Linux just over two years ago, partly out of curiosity because ...
by kernowmint
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?
Replies: 359
Views: 102069

Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

I prefer a more traditional desktop, not just because I'm an old fuddy-duddy but also because I'm secretary of two charities and a Methodist preacher with sermons to write etc, so my PC is used for office-type productivity and not just fun things. I've tried Ubuntu Natty and Fedora 15 on my laptop b...
by kernowmint
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Why linux mint NEEDS to make KDE its default UI
Replies: 45
Views: 7906

Re: Why linux mint NEEDS to make KDE its default UI

I'm not a great KDE fan myself, but I suppose it doesn't really matter what the default Mint desktop is, so long as we have a choice of some others as well. That's what I like about Linux, having choices. Yes, I know I could switch distros, but I've only just switched to Mint from Ubuntu and I would...
by kernowmint
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Brand New Mint user
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Brand New Mint user

I'm not technically minded and I'm still a relative newbie myself, but I'll try to help with a couple of your questions: Drivers - If you go to the Control Centre in Mint Menu, in the Hardware section you can find an item for additional drivers and this will bring up any drivers Mint thinks would be...
by kernowmint
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Will mint stop using gnome 2.32 in next release?
Replies: 58
Views: 11450

Re: Will mint stop using gnome 2.32 in next release?

I would love to see Mint fork Gnome 2. I don't like Gnome 3. If all the main players move to Gnome 3, I shall switch to Xfce.

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