Still Impressed!

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Still Impressed!

Post by Box293 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:21 am

I just wanted to say that after using Linux Mint for about 2 years now I am still impressed at how good it is as a desktop OS. I use it every day as my primary OS for work (MATE).

I had some issues for a while where the desktop would crash when unlocking and all the Windows I had open were gone. I thought I would try some other Linux distributions that use MATE and I was disappointed by each one of them. I ran into issues and complications with each distribution that didn't make it a fun.

So then I installed the latest version of Mint MATE and it's amazing at how complete of an OS it is. Everything just seems to work, adding packages is simple. It's no wonder it's such a popular distribution.

Great work by the Linux Mint team, it's much appreciated.

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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by kc1di » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:27 am

Hello Box293 and Good to have you here :)
It's a great Distro!
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by Rocky Bennett » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:52 am

Box293 wrote:I just wanted to say that after using Linux Mint for about 2 years now I am still impressed at how good it is as a desktop OS. I use it every day as my primary OS for work (MATE).

I had some issues for a while where the desktop would crash when unlocking and all the Windows I had open were gone. I thought I would try some other Linux distributions that use MATE and I was disappointed by each one of them. I ran into issues and complications with each distribution that didn't make it a fun.

So then I installed the latest version of Mint MATE and it's amazing at how complete of an OS it is. Everything just seems to work, adding packages is simple. It's no wonder it's such a popular distribution.

Great work by the Linux Mint team, it's much appreciated.

It looks like it has been closer to three years judging by your "join date" here. It is a fun ride.

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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by Box293 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:10 am

It's been longer than I thought! Time flies when you're having fun :D

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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by Rocky Bennett » Tue May 09, 2017 10:58 am

Box293 wrote:It's been longer than I thought! Time flies when you're having fun :D

Then why did you originally say two years? Fun ride indeed!!!!

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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by Box293 » Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm

Well I've only seriously use it day to day for two years, when I originally signed up to the forum I was dabbling with it in my spare time.

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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by Rocky Bennett » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:54 am

Box293 wrote:Well I've only seriously use it day to day for two years, when I originally signed up to the forum I was dabbling with it in my spare time.

Me too. I hope you are having fun with it.

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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by shneor » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:17 pm

I have only been using Cinnamon 18 for a few days, and I too am very impressed. I have fooled with Linux since it first came out, but found myself spending way too much time on my old Unix sysadmin manuals, later with manuals for various Linux flavors. This distro is so smooth. Kudos to a generation of Linux contributors and especially those who worked on this distro. Already installed on three PCs, one more to go for now.

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Re: Still Impressed!

Post by all41 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:12 pm

@Box293
So then I installed the latest version of Mint MATE and it's amazing at how complete of an OS it is
Yep--that hooked me as well. Glad you said that.
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