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Linux mint

Post by dawuddustin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:53 am

What do you think is a special feature of Linux Mint? Why do you use it?
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Re: Linux mint

Post by MintBean » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:57 am

Robust, stable, best Cinnamon integration.

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Re: Linux mint

Post by BenTrabetere » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:31 am

Update Manager is the feature I miss the most when I use another distribution. I use it whenever updates are available.

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Re: Linux mint

Post by Moem » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:37 am

It's easy to use. Even for newcomers. And it's pretty complete right out of the box.
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Re: Linux mint

Post by JerryF » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:15 pm

Updates are fast. (Windows 10 updates are so slow.)
No malware. (Our desktop got infected and malware encrypted a majority of user files.)
Easy to use.
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Re: Linux mint

Post by Jim Hauser » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:56 am

It works!

The software (KDE) works very well on my system. The support from this forum is second to none. I have done a lot of bare-metal distro hopping and nothing compares to Mint. I have run Mint on various machines from a single core Athlon 64 with a couple gigabytes of ram on up to an FX-8350 (8 core) with 16 gigabytes of ram without issue.

Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to use...
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Re: Linux mint

Post by sphyrth » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:27 am

Lightweight Power
Lightweightedness for the system. Powerful as a system.
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Re: Linux mint

Post by all41 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:53 am

Hi dawuddustin,
First things first: Welcome to Mint and the forums.
In reply to your inquiry in one word--versatility.
And how good does freedom feel?
Enjoy your Mint
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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Re: Linux mint

Post by BG405 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:33 pm

Fast, VERY stable, secure and it's so easy to use. Good choice of desktops even without the prospect of LM19.x KDE ready-made ISO; when the time comes it can be installed if you want.

The best community forum I know of today.


BTW: Welcome to Mint & the Mint Forums! :D
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Re: Linux mint

Post by WharfRat » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:49 pm

I used to run hardcore distros like Sabayon, Gentoo and Funtoo,

While all good distros they were difficult to maintain as they needed constant attention and configuring.

Mint installs and configures itself in about 10 minutes and launches right out-of-the-box - no need for manual intervention.

It's also well maintained and supported, and an easy transition for new users to the Linux world.
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Re: Linux mint

Post by 151tom » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 am

Jim Hauser wrote:It works!

Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to use...
Pretty much says it all.

I use old computers as what is listed in my signature and Linux Mint 18 Xfce (32 Bit) installed and updated OOTB without problems. :)

I then set it up using the "Easy Linux Tips Project" and installed a few other programs from the Software Manger and all is well. :)

No Complaints. 8)

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Re: Linux mint

Post by Fred Barclay » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:05 pm

It has the best forum in the world! xf
It's rather stable, it "just works" (usually :P), and our devs take a conservative approach instead of chasing every new trend.
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Re: Linux mint

Post by g33zr » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:20 pm

I agree with all of the above. There's no distro like Mint and the forums are friendly and a good source of information. :D
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Re: Linux mint

Post by SwanRider » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:43 pm

Been using Mint for nearly 3 months now and there is not one thing I like about it above all others. To be honest for me it is a complete operating system that comes with the things I want and if I want extras I can add them. It doesn't stop me from working nor nag me about things and the updates, back up etc are all simple to do. I installed it on my wife's lap top and she loves it as well. So my honest answer would be, everything.

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Re: Linux mint

Post by bob466 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:27 am

It's easy to install...easy to use and runs like a Swiss clock. :D

The first thing you notice when you install Mint...It's so much faster than Windoze and the Update Manager is also very fast...Updates are actually for the System and not full of Spyware/Malware like Windoze.

You don't need to be an expert to run Mint or know heaps of code either...if you get into trouble...we have this great Forum...as I have found. I switched from Cinnamon 18 to 18.2 some time ago and found just a few changes...which is great...changes are good and necessary but no one likes massive changes that make the OS unrecognizable and the OS unstable...isn't that right Windoze spyware 10 users. :lol:
Linux For Ever...Windoze Never

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Re: Linux mint

Post by Tomgin5 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:36 am

Right on Bob! converted to LM Cinnamon almost 2 years ago now. How time flies. Started with LM 17.3 and am at 18.3 now. converted over 100 PC's to LM Cinnamon 32 and 64. Everything runs pretty flawlessly. I even converted a couple of Aussies to Mint. Many had computers that were not functional. Now they are daily users, ages 6 to 85. I have even built about 75 laptops from non functioning scrap laptops by changing parts around to function and loading LM Cinnamon at a local non profit.

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