Showing off Linux Mint

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Showing off Linux Mint

Postby phpworm » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:42 pm

Hey there, first post...

I am starting a Linux User Group in the area I live and giving my first seminar (introduction to Linux) in the next few days. I've chosen to go with Linux Mint and I'm just wondering if there is anything in particular worth "showing off" about the OS? I plan on just giving a brief overview from a live CD, word processing, e-mail, image editing... Can you recommend anything else that you think is impressive or makes this OS stand out from others?

I will be handing out CD's at the end of the meeting as well. I appreciate any tips.

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Re: Showing off Linux Mint

Postby xenopeek » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:05 pm

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Awesome :D If it is for users new to Linux, good idea to also show the Software Manager and show how easy it is to search for and install an additional application. If for mostly existing Linux users, show off Cinnamon?

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Re: Showing off Linux Mint

Postby MaryB » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:03 pm

If nothing else, you could bring along an old laptop that can barely run XP and let them see it happily running Mint XFCE. I did that a year or so ago to show my daughter that she didn't need a new computer, just a new OS. Now she's running Mint on her netbook and her desktop, with no Windows in sight at all.

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