How do you promote Mint?

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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby Jim643 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:53 pm

I've been boring and humoring co-workers with stories of Linux Mint and made a short video in my non-stop effort to get them to at least look at it once. Today I added it to my blog http://jimamidon.com/blog/2016/01/22/linux-mint-17-3-review-by-a-noob/ and connected with another noobie via youtube. On Facebook the past 6 months or so I've been dropping in links with lil blogs about Linux, Ubuntu at first. They will sit for weeks and weeks, then surprise me with a single person hitting thumbs up.

My gratitude to all of you who created this distro and work on OpenSource projects in general. I've been using your tools and bragging on you for a long time now yet people still consider me naive for believing you all are out here doing this for fun.
"... all of the creative energy and efforts of people who do this for fun allow me to move forward in the direction I want, ... with operating systems that could teach me to code if I dedicated the effort. ..." http://jimamidon.com/

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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby Moem » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:04 pm

I bleached the Mint logo into some t-shirts :D

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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby Bolle1961 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:43 pm

Explaing what it is, what it can do and especially what it can not do.

This afternoon I installed Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce on my neighbours computer. She hadn't see it before but she completely trusted me.
Windows XP Pro is also on her computer, so if she wants something and she can't do it in Mint she has a fallback option, allthough I'm pretty shure she'll never boot windows again :D
Laptop : Linux Mint 18.3 MATE x64 / Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce x64
Desktop : Linux Mint 18.3 MATE x64 / Xubuntu 18.04 x64 / Ubuntu MATE 18.04 x64

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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby Moem » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:42 pm

Yesterday we had a young woman visit in our local hackerspace, she was interested in Linux but her boyfriend had shown her Ubuntu and it didn't really give her confidence. So we booted her laptop in Mint Cinnamon from a USBstick, and she liked it! She asked me, can I put the 'taskbar' vertically on the left side of the screen? I said yes, you can, just not in this version. Use the Mate version and you'll be able to do that easily.
I wouldn't be surprised if she'll be dual booting Mint Mate within a week.
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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby Moem » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:39 pm

Aaaaaand just now, I showed Mint to another friend who had some Win and BSD experience, and was looking for a Linux distro because of very specific networking needs. He took to Mint like a duck to water, immediately finding his way in both the GUI and the terminal. He's bringing his own laptop on Friday and we'll do an install. :mrgreen:
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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby sphyrth » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:20 am

I put this on my Facebook Account's Featured Photos. I'm not sure about the licenses in using the assets, but I'll take them down if ever I'm violating them.
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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby TooMuchTime » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:48 pm

Yesterday we had a young woman visit in our local hackerspace, she was interested in Linux but her boyfriend had shown her Ubuntu and it didn't really give her confidence. So we booted her laptop in Mint Cinnamon from a USB stick, and she liked it! She asked me, can I put the 'taskbar' vertically on the left side of the screen? I said yes, you can, just not in this version. Use the Mate version and you'll be able to do that easily.

I wouldn't be surprised if she'll be dual booting Mint Mate within a week.


Moem, you rock!

With few exceptions, all of my co-workers and friends think of something like this whenever I say "personal computer." They work on computers every day but have no knowledge about file, folder, and shortcut management. When I say, "It's easy," they reply, "It's easy for YOU." What a bunch of idiots. It's easy for anyone. If you don't understand the difference between a file, a folder, and a shortcut, then why are you in a job that uses personal computers? They will NOT take the time to learn anything. Having to re-train them over and over to do the simplest tasks is worse than frustrating. I think they'll have a coronary if I ever say "linux."

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Re: How do you promote Mint?

Postby Moem » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:43 pm

TooMuchTime wrote:Moem, you rock!

Thank you kindly! I have my moments. 8)

I do believe that Mint 'sells' itself. But in order for that to happen, people still need to know that it exists. So my goal is to inform, rather than to convince.
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