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Success! :)

Post by Doug » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:55 pm

I have successfully installed Mint and am transferring my saved files back into the c drive while I play in the internetz. My pictures are done and I'm working on my music. I even received my first compliments on my process a few days ago. :)

So far the performance is definitely better, by probably 30% at least during use. Everything is fast, crisp and responsive. The start up time is literally cut in a quarter; I used to have to start the computer and walk away for fear of boredom. I haven't figured out how to do the real metric measurements on the Mint yet, but I was running at 18%-45% under Win7 with no other programs on, so I'll keep my eyes open for that function.

Things are going well!

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Re: Success! :)

Post by Mr.October » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:59 pm

Congrats.
One question though: you wrote you copied your data back to the c drive. What is a c drive? I vaguely remember having used something like that when I still used Windows, but since using Linux I don't have a c drive anymore. Sorry, could not resist.

Maybe you can tell us something about your setup, both hardware and software. How did you install Linux, which Linux, which desktop environment, which partitions did you make, etc. Just something others can benefit from.

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Re: Success! :)

Post by Moem » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:33 pm

Mr.October wrote:What is a c drive?
I'm glad you said it, otherwise i would have had to say it. :lol:

Congratulations, Doug! Feels nice, doesn't it? Feels like freedom.
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Re: Success! :)

Post by all41 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:10 pm

Excellent! Go Doug--
you will discover many more smileys

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Re: Success! :)

Post by phd21 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:55 pm

Hi "Doug"

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Have fun ....
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Re: Success! :)

Post by TooMuchTime » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:40 pm

What is a c drive?
That thing that would get infected by malware routinely.

Welcome to Mint and good luck Doug!

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Re: Success! :)

Post by Moem » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:14 am

phd21 wrote:It would help to know more about your system setup.
What would it help with? I don't see any questions or problems mentioned in this posting.
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Re: Success! :)

Post by phd21 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:42 am

Hi "Moem",

It would help to show the user "Doug", and us, important but safe information about their system, including showing that there is no C> drive in their current Linux system, that it is probably "/dev/sda", or "/dev/sdb", etc... And that their "/Home" folder (/home/username/) is where their Music, Pictures, Videos, Documents, are in Linux Mint ...
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Re: Success! :)

Post by Amii_Leigh » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:48 am

Welcome Doug, to the Linux Mint forums! :)
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Re: Success! :)

Post by Jedinovice » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:23 am

Hi Doug, it would help to know your set up. The reason is that, while you have a 30% performance increase against Windows, you could go up to a 100% improve - double the Windows speed, though it depends on your hardware and desktop set up.

For instance, if you are using a very low spec machine (like me!) and are using a 'heavy' DE like Cinnamon or KDE then switching of desktop effects could improve your machine's responsiveness dramatically! But if your PC is very powerful with lots of RAM and a 'strong video card then changing settings won't affect things much.

It would help us to know what you're running. I am guessing you are running Mint Cinnamon and quite a powerful machine but… we don't know!
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Re: Success! :)

Post by Crewp » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:46 am

Welcome to Linux Mint, enjoy the freedom.
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Re: Success! :)

Post by Fred Barclay » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:04 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Success! :)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:54 am

Mr.October wrote:Congrats.
One question though: you wrote you copied your data back to the c drive. What is a c drive? I vaguely remember having used something like that when I still used Windows, but since using Linux I don't have a c drive anymore. Sorry, could not resist.

Maybe you can tell us something about your setup, both hardware and software. How did you install Linux, which Linux, which desktop environment, which partitions did you make, etc. Just something others can benefit from.
<SNERK!> Just what I was thinking. I think he meant "Home", but that's just a guess. ;)

J/K It took us all a while to get over C:/ ;)
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: Success! :)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:56 am

See? Even I forgot it's C:\ :D
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: Success! :)

Post by BG405 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:04 pm

top and, even better, htop are handy for monitoring system performance :)

htop screenshot: (hope this works!)

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Re: Success! :)

Post by Habitual » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:07 pm

Welcome Doug and Good job and well done.

To the others:
Because we can!
Terminal Retro Prompt:
Edit ~/.bashrc and save/exit/source with

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DOS='C:${PWD//\//\\\}>'
PS1="\[\033[00m\]\[\033[00m\]\[\033[01;39m\]$DOS\[\033[00m\]"
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Enjoy the Goodness.

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Re: Success! :)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:22 am

Nice
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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