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Postby SkunkApeMan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:12 am

I'm not new to Linux - been using it as my primary desktop for about 3 years now.
I was very happy with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Gnome2 desktop. But appearently Ubuntu decided to go eye candy over productivity with it's new DE (Unity). So I am one of the many Ubuntu converts now enjoying Linux Mint with Mate.
I am extremely thankful to all the folks involved in the developement of Mate, and for how easy they made it to configure it almost exactly like my Ubuntu 10.04/Gnome2 setup!
Here's my config:
Moomex theme with Breathe icon set
Thunar File Manager (I like the icons better than the ones in Caja - other than the icons Caja is great)
Added a top panel with the Menu Bar that has Applications-Places-System just like Gnome2

Please keep up the good work with Mate! Mint13/Mate is the best out there!
- SkunkApeMan

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Postby The-Wizard » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:51 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Postby xenopeek » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:17 am

Hi SkunkApeMan, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums!

Be sure also to check out the Community website (tutorials, hardware and software reviews, ideas). You may also be interested in keeping an eye on http://mate-desktop.org/. And did you already upgrade to MATE 1.4? It's very good and brings lots of improvements and bugfixes. I've put the steps here viewtopic.php?f=206&t=111533&p=624015#p624015.

You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint.

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Postby jesica » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:06 pm

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