Sounds like you should go back to Linux Mint 17.x where your current issues seemed to be working then, and which has long term support still, instead of using Linux Mint 18 where you are having issues. You might also consider trying the other editions of Linux Mint to see if one works better for your hardware and that you like the most.
billybag wrote:In my opinion, Linux Mint has gone very very down hill and not just as a distro, but the community as well. In the past, when i had troubles with Linux Mint, getting help in the forums was really easy and so i never was ever concerned about whether or not i should stick with Mint or not.
But now, especially with 18, i've been riddled with problems and threads i have started have mostly gone completely unanswered. On the small occasion that a response is made, the person willing to help had only one solution to offer and gave up.
I totally disagree with your comment, and I think most other Linux Mint users would as well. I have been using computers and software for many years, and this is the finest operating system software and forum that I have ever used or been a part of. And, its free. The Ubuntu forums are good too. Keep in mind, that this upgrade to Linux Mint 18 is a huge upgrade, and all editions of Linux Mint 18 came out of Beta testing this year. So, there are going to be some issues, just let the people and developers know, and they will do their best to resolve them.
Of course, it also depends upon the problems you or anyone else is having, but generally speaking, you can post a question, and get very good answers pretty quickly. But for instance, if you have a piece of hardware that is not working, or where there are no Linux Drivers, then there may be nothing anyone here can do to resolve that, you would have to get another piece of hardware that is Linux Mint compatible.
As for your Bluetooth display name, does it work? If it does, then what's the "mind boggling" big problem with not being able to rename your Bluetooth connection? do you have another post on this, if so what is the link to it?
As for connecting to your school's WPA2 Enterprise network, you would have to be more explicit, do you have another post on this, if so what is the link to it?
As for "Touchscreen" implementation, I cannot really comment on that because I do not have one. I know you can use them, and I know the certain applications are more aware than other regarding touchscreens like the excellent multi-media "SMplayer".
As for theme management there are various levels of themes, like desktop themes, icon themes, etc... I don't see anything "clunkiness/wonky" about choosing desktop themes. I know in Linux Mint KDE it is extremely easy to change them.
Anyone reading this forum should get the impression that the people here do care, and they do respond, maybe not to all posts as fast as some of the people posting would like, but it is very rare that a post goes unanswered, unless you are being rude, or it is not a post asking for help, just complaining.