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What a relief!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:55 am
by Matera
I've been running Debian 7x Wheezy on my main machine for a year and a half and loving it. So I thought why not plop the latest version on the second box, a rather "experienced" HP XW8400 that I'd finally got settled down and running Windows smoothly. Well, I sure didn't love Jessie. I wasted a whole day trying to deal with the cranky beyotch. Then I came to my senses and downloaded Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC.

I couldn't believe how fast it installed. Everything worked, no problem installing the software I needed, no unpleasant surprises, no interminable searches for tools that should have been at my fingertips. I was home again, in the best dual-boot system I've ever had.

Now I'm seriously considering converting two other computers. The feeling of betrayal I had, finding Debian 8.1 as miserable as Windows 8.1, left a bad taste. Mint is so soothing :D

Re: What a relief!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:03 pm
by The-Wizard
Welcome to the Mint family forums

wizard

Re: What a relief!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:09 pm
by Crewp
Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. And if you ever get the urge to try Jessie again, try LMDE 2. Mint and Debian are perfect together. :D

Re: What a relief!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:08 pm
by exploder
Welcome to the forum!

Re: What a relief!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:32 pm
by jimallyn
Welcome aboard, Matera!

Re: What a relief!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:59 am
by vrkalak
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Re: What a relief!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:42 pm
by Fred Barclay
Welcome to the family, and Happy Minting!

To go along with Crewp's thought, I'm running LMDE Betsy and loving it!
Of course, I did like Jessie (and Wheezy too).

Maybe you'd be interested in this thread as a study in opposites. ;)

Re: What a relief!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:49 pm
by ajcardiac
Welcome to the Mint Forums :mrgreen: