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panjia
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I'm impressed with Linux Mint

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Hey all!

I had been using Windows for a long time, since Windows 98. I generally had good experience but once I had a fatal malware attack on my computer and it would freeze in under 10 minutes. I tried everything from Avast Antivirus to Malwarebytes and nothing was working. In the end, I did a fresh re-installation. It was a pain in the ass because I had to re-install everything, even the basic ones like PDF reader and internet browser (everyone knows that Internet Explorer is a disaster :lol: , so it needs Firefox or Google Chrome). It is something you don’t really need to do after fresh installation of Linux Mint, since a bunch of useful basic apps are already there.

I heard about Linux since I was in college (around 2008-09) and tried Ubuntu a couple of times but didn’t have a great time using it. I always dual-booted it on my computer and ended up going back to Windows.

I heard about Linux Mint about a year ago but just installed it a month ago. There was a big project I was working on and I thought migrating to Linux mid-way wasn’t really a good idea. But it had finally finished and I got the chance to try Linux Mint. I didn’t even bother to dual-boot it since I read many articles about how awesome it is.

I think Linux distributions in general have grown a lot since I tried Ubuntu last time. In Linux Mint, pretty much everything is ready and I have an awesome Software Manager here to browse to all the applications I need. All drivers are working properly out of the box, even the scroll-touch on my touch-pad is now working, which I failed to get it done in Windows 7. I found every alternative to the applications I used to have in Windows quite easily by just googling and a lot of them are cross-platform anyway, like VLC and Inkscape. I also successfully got Microsoft Office installed with PlayOnLinux, for just in case, since I have been using LibreOffice a lot now.

Now I’m very happy with Linux Mint and I don’t think I will ever go back to Windows again. I’d like to hear your experience as well and also your suggestions for a Linux newbie like me. :D

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Nice to hear ! :-)
Been using Mint since Mint 5. (yea, an old fart! :shock: ) lol . This website is created and maintained by one of our forum members and is a great resource that I like to share with everyone.

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home

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richyrich wrote:Nice to hear ! :-)
Been using Mint since Mint 5. (yea, an old fart! :shock: ) lol . This website is created and maintained by one of our forum members and is a great resource that I like to share with everyone.

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home
Thanks! I'll look through the website. :D

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richyrich wrote: Been using Mint since Mint 5. (yea, an old fart! :shock: ) lol . This website is created and maintained by one of our forum members and is a great resource that I like to share with everyone.

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home
When I first started looking at Linux this was one of the first sites that explained the why and the how to of setting up a well working Linux distro.
Been using it since and recommend it to all I know who are new Linux users.

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I agree. I installed Linux Mint a few weeks back (and also dabbled with other distros). I've found Mint to be the best not only as a crossover to Linux for those who are new to the platform, but as a great everyday OS.

There's a reason it's been #1 on Distrowatch for a while.
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wxboss wrote:There's a reason it's been #1 on Distrowatch for a while.
First in 2011, and now every year since then. Was just looking at that the other day when telling somebody on Facebook why I would recommend for them to install Mint. Good stuff, Maynard!
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HI panjia,
Welcome aboard

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wxboss wrote: There's a reason it's been #1 on Distrowatch for a while.
jimallyn wrote:
wxboss wrote:There's a reason it's been #1 on Distrowatch for a while.
First in 2011, and now every year since then. Was just looking at that the other day when telling somebody on Facebook why I would recommend for them to install Mint. Good stuff, Maynard!
Yes, no wonder because it's awesome. I think Linux Mint has a great future ahead. I would recommend anyone who wants to try out Linux to install Linux Mint.
all41 wrote:HI panjia,
Welcome aboard
Thanks mate!

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richyrich wrote:Nice to hear ! :-)
Been using Mint since Mint 5. (yea, an old fart! :shock: ) lol . This website is created and maintained by one of our forum members and is a great resource that I like to share with everyone.

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home
Thanks for posting that link, looks very useful, been intending to learn about Grub for a while now to help with having a multiboot system.
HP Pavilion Laptop, dual boot configuration.
Windows 8.1
Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

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