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vladbr
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Possibly someone will benefit from my experience. I started to use Linux last year when my HDD failed (WindowsXP, Acer notebook, 1.66GHz CPU, 1Gb memory). Unfortunately I could not afford a new HDD, so I turned to some distros I burned on CDs some years before. Ubuntu 11.04 boot CD was my rescue and I was able to use 8Gb USB Flash dongle as fully functional HDD! I used this setup for some time for programming purposes and producing some work with LibreOffice (great office suite in itself!).
What I especially liked in Linux was its readiness for programming in C or rather whole architectural principle based on C. So I enjoyed making C source files right in standard editor gedit, which is wonderfully adapted to programming, and compile them straight away by equally standard C-compiler gcc! So Ubuntu 11.04 had answered all my essential working needs, for which I feel very much obliged to this great product and its developers.
Now that I had all I basically needed, I started to look for some extra comforts, so to say. Main problem was older packages and my inability to update them because of issues with dependencies. I still had the limitation of 8Gb USB Flash dongle serving as HDD, so I looked for a distro less than 800Mb in size (later I put this limit at 1Gb). After some searches and experimenting, I learned about Linux Mint and installed version 13 Maya which I use up to this time. My experience with it: very rational, convenient and esthetic menus and layouts. Synaptic package manager just great!- flawless and smooth updating and installing packages.
My sincere gratitude to development team! :D
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Welcome to the Mint family forums

Yes i have Mint17 Xfce on an old acer one with the intel atom processor and an 8gb SSD, although it is a little slow it great to have a full system rather than a cut down one when travelling

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Welcome :D
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Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D
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