What made you switch to Linux Mint?

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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby rgand » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:26 pm

CoffeeFiend wrote:Very true. I have found Mint to be extremely user-friendly and will have no issues setting up a laptop with Mint in the near future.

I only have one laptop without enough oomph to run Cinnamon. For that, there is always Mate, which works fine on older machines.
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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby wizzybang » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:30 pm

A bit random really why I moved over to mint.

Was made redundant so gave laptop back to work a few weeks ago, have fairly old Lenovo R500, 3gb RAM, Dual Core P8400. Vista ran like a dog and also unsupported, which decided to give up on me. Had no media to re-install and would have been an idiot to do so with it unsupported so decided to give Mint a try and so glad I did. I wish I'd given it a try sooner.

AND, I have now found a place where I can finally been use avatar with a Full English Breakfast without the devils food that is mushrooms on and not be judged, my life is now complete :D
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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby CoffeeFiend » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:23 pm

I am really starting to love my Mint bootable USB! I'm using it right now, and I just went to Amazon.com, and wouldn't you know it, for the first time EVER since I first started using Amazon many moons ago, I get a screen prompting me to enter in a captcha... you know, just because they wanted to make sure I wasn't a bot. :lol:
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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby Fred Barclay » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:52 am

wizzybang wrote:AND, I have now found a place where I can finally been use avatar with a Full English Breakfast without the devils food that is mushrooms on and not be judged, my life is now complete :D

I'll take the mushrooms if you'll keep the sausage as far away from my plate as humanly possible. :lol:
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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby lisabonne citadel » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:31 am

I simply hate configurations imposed by companies that insist that when buying their software they have to obey criteria that are only advantageous for these companies. The RPC project is an authentic hoax as the existing purpose may differ from the official one represented by the company. IF THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF NOT WANTING RPC ON WINDOWS? DO NOT.
I only have 2 alternatives ... Pay a hardware that comes included a proprietary software with possibility of root or then make a donation to linux mint and enjoy the freedom that only the gnu / linux platform offers.
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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby rakko » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:29 am

I haven't YET! I have the disc. (Linux Mint 10, Cinnamon). It has been sitting on my bookshelf for about a year. I got it because Windows 7 is reaching EOL and Microsoft has left PC users in the lurch again, preferring to push windows 8 and 10, (which cater to touch screens, tablet, phone and laptop users with NO regard for loyal PC users). Also, I have noticed a degeneration of the browsers. Firefox, Google and maybe some others. Security features that were desirable are now gone. Is there a move to remove web security safeguards? It is time to switch but I think I'll order a newer distribution. ALSO, how do I load from disc?

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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby Moem » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:02 am

rakko wrote: It is time to switch but I think I'll order a newer distribution. ALSO, how do I load from disc?

Yes, you should get a newer copy of Mint. We're now on 18.3 and 10 has been out of support for years. With regards to loading from disk, please read the documentation; you can find that in the same place where you can download your shiny new version of Mint which is here. https://linuxmint.com/download.php
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Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Postby Spearmint2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:58 am

I got it because Windows 7 is reaching EOL and Microsoft has left PC users in the lurch again, preferring to push windows 8 and 10.
I think I'll order a newer distribution. ALSO, how do I load from disc?

It's even worse than that with windows 10 now. They can share out thier updates from your computer directly to others, burning up your bandwidth and slowing your computer down while you are using, or even delaying it's shutdown till someone downloading from it finishes their update from YOUR computer. I know that's eventually going to have a bad ending when it's hacked. There is an option in 10 to turn off "sharing updates" but then you find that even YOU can't refuse updates from window 10, unless you set it to "metered" connection. I've seen satellite users with limited monthly bandwidth having it all gone mid month, due to the "update sharing" because they didn't know about setting "metered" to stop it. At least metered will let you keep updates on it from coming in till you give the update permission to install.

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