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Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:08 pm
by Valsodar
I've never thought in my life I'd reach a point where I will not wanna hear about Windows anymore, let alone going back it. But that day came quite recently. I don't know about yourselves, but I think I became a Mint addict. Therefore I think Mint (and Linux in general) should come with a warning on the box/disk about one's health, similar to the cigarettes' warnings:


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Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:49 pm
by HaveaMint
LOL, cute pic, I agree Mint is addicting. I'm running it on three PC's now and love it. My biggest problem is fighting the desire to upgrade to newer versions of it.
I run 18.3 XFCE on all three and there isn't any reason to upgrade until EOL is reached.

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:38 pm
by AZgl1500
Love it, and will pass it along to my other friends.

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:17 am
by catweazel
AZgl1500 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Love it, and will pass it along to my other friends.
Huh? You have friends?

<runs away>

:mrgreen:

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:34 am
by ToneLa
Haha, I've only had it like, a week, but I'm starting to think at random "huh, I have Mint running on my laptop, I fancy a play!"

I work in IT support, so usually the idea of playing with more tech in my downtime has some ulterior motive like "I gotta learn this, so I'll run it at home". But no, it's just something new, I keep coming back to it for pleasure.

It's really given me perspective, it's nice just having a modern OS that does what I ask. It couldn't be more simple than that. Nothing hangs, crashes, if I want to do something, I usually can. the OS doesn't get in the way, at least. So far I have the impression it has been designed to actually help me accomplish what I need or want to!

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:59 am
by lsemmens
I'd love to print that on my recovery CDs..... problem is, I don't use CDs any more! It won't fit on a memory stick.....:D

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:21 am
by AZgl1500
lsemmens wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:59 am
I'd love to print that on my recovery CDs..... problem is, I don't use CDs any more! It won't fit on a memory stick.....:D
Actually, it will, you just won't be able to read the small fonts :mrgreen:

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:55 am
by Valsodar
lsemmens wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:59 am
I'd love to print that on my recovery CDs..... problem is, I don't use CDs any more! It won't fit on a memory stick.....:D
If you know how to edit the wallpaper of the live environment, you can place that inscription on it with huge bright characters, so that it's first thing the user will see when the live env starts. ;)

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:09 pm
by xenopeek
The comparison doesn't hold up. Linux Mint isn't a cause for at least a dozen types of cancer like cigarettes. Nor does it cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars a year to use. It's quite the opposite. Linux Mint is more like quitting smoking.

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:12 pm
by Valsodar
xenopeek wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:09 pm
The comparison doesn't hold up. Linux Mint isn't a cause for at least a dozen types of cancer like cigarettes. Nor does it cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars a year to use. It's quite the opposite. Linux Mint is more like quitting smoking.
Clearly you don't get the joke (sort of). Once you start using it, you always keep coming back to it - just like any cigarette addict would do brand hopping but eventually would return to their favorite brand of cigarettes. ;)
Besides, the joke wasn't intended to insult Mint. Quite the opposite, actually. It was meant to say Mint is so good that you can get addicted to it. :)

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:00 pm
by majpooper
Valsodar wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:12 pm
xenopeek wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:09 pm
The comparison doesn't hold up. Linux Mint isn't a cause for at least a dozen types of cancer like cigarettes. Nor does it cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars a year to use. It's quite the opposite. Linux Mint is more like quitting smoking.
Clearly you don't get the joke (sort of). Once you start using it, you always keep coming back to it - just like any cigarette addict would do brand hopping but eventually would return to their favorite brand of cigarettes. ;)
Besides, the joke wasn't intended to insult Mint. Quite the opposite, actually. It was meant to say Mint is so good that you can get addicted to it. :)
I think most of us got it for what you intended - I guess X is making the analogy quitting Windows and going over to linux maybe like quitting smoking which is clever as well. Anyway I agree with your sentiment, I have been away from Windows for so long that when friends and family ask for my help on their Windows PC I have to decline, not because I don't want to help, rather because I am helplessly lost on a Windows system.

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:38 pm
by HaveaMint
xenopeek wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:09 pm
The comparison doesn't hold up. Linux Mint isn't a cause for at least a dozen types of cancer like cigarettes. Nor does it cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars a year to use. It's quite the opposite. Linux Mint is more like quitting smoking.
When I quit smoking I was a nervous wreck ready to kill anything in my path. I am afraid I will have to disagree with you on this one.
More like a cold beer on a hot afternoon or a really fine wine after your favorite meal.

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:44 am
by BG405
Mint is indeed addictive. It's such a pleasure to use, probably more so having spent years fighting Windows trying to get it to do what I wanted it to. Mint just works!