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Just started with mint

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:43 pm
by lostmycat
I've been using Ubuntu for several years, and even got used to the Unity thing. I got curious about various distros while I was watching a thread in an Ubuntu forum "how did you get intu Linux?" So many other than Ubuntu distros were mentioned and it made me curious. Besides, I was tired of the Unity destop which was like getting everything done and no control left for me. I had a "live" dvd from Linux User magazine. I tried all four distros that were on it - Fedora, Mageia 4, openSuse 13, and Mint 17. I liked Mint, but after the installer crashed 3 times with 2 minutes to go, I went with an image I burned from the ISO of Mint 17.1 which I had downloaded a few days before. It worked, and I installed Mint alongside Ubuntu. I'm liking Mint, and enjoying loading on programs that I need or want. I've added some Lightscribe software, as well as a few games, and some add-ons or extensions for Firefox. I just finished watching a movie, and I didn't need to search for the codecs like I did when I started using Ubuntu. I think I will be using Mint as the main OS for my computer, since it came loaded with the office programs I need for everyday use. :D

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:28 pm
by vrkalak
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:mrgreen: ..:: Welcome to LinuxMint ::.. :mrgreen:

Read everything you can -- Forums - Wiki - IRC

Linux: Tricks of the Trade > http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
"All Linux OS-Distros" Forums and Tutorials > http://linuxquestions.org/questions/
What works for Ubuntu, usually works for Mint > http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
Linux Alternative to Windows > http://www.linuxalt.com/
LinuxMint Community Forums - Tutorials > http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/welcome

** Remember, all OS-Distro, Apps, DE/WM are Open-Source and have a Help-Forum

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:41 pm
by austin.texas
Welcome to Mint and to the forum !

Help wiki - https://help.ubuntu.com/community
Good search link - http://home.windstream.net/joelwest/
Rescatux CD: A tool everyone should have (includes SuperGrub2 and gparted) - http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:08 pm
by Crewp
Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:12 pm
by all41
I think I will be using Mint as the main OS for my computer
Excellent. Welcome

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:30 am
by The-Wizard
Welcome to the Mint family forums

wizard

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:28 am
by ashbaby
Welcome,

Good choice. The Mint is a very special Linux distro aimed to make it simpler and elegant. As much as I ALSO love Ubuntu, I just cant get away from Mint and is my main OS on 2 laptops and a desktop

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:41 am
by jesica
Welcome to Linux Mint

A Quick internet search, is the answer to success.

Linux Mint Community http://community.linuxmint.com/
Linux Mint Donor http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php
Linux Mint Store http://www.linuxmint.com/store.php
Linux Mint Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/linuxmintmembers/
Linux Mint Twitter https://twitter.com/Linux_Mint
Linux Mint Blog http://blog.linuxmint.com/

Re: Just started with mint

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:47 am
by jahid
Welcome to the Mint family.......... :mrgreen: