Linux Mint Appreciation Thread. Because it is the best OS on the planet!

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Linux Mint Appreciation Thread. Because it is the best OS on the planet!

Post by ShadowOfHarbringer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:56 pm

Hello all,

I heard Linux Mint Devs are depressed. Don't be depressed guys, you are geniuses! Because Linux Mint is the best operating system on the planet!

I use Linux Mint on at least 5 computers, it is the most intuitive, the most usable and stable operating system [stability like most Linuxes]. I actually taught my aunt and her young son (Windows users before) to use it, they "got it" in no time.

I use Mint for gaming and for work, for almost everything (well, except no-gui headless servers) !

Seriously, Linux Mint devs just totally rock. Cheer up.

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Post by Pjotr » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:25 pm

Linux Mint: after all these years, it's still the best desktop Linux distribution. And indeed, perhaps even the best OS there is.

Stable, reliable, secure, easy, long term supported. At no cost. What's more to wish for? 8)
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Post by Portreve » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Stable, reliable, secure, easy, long term supported. At no cost. What's more to wish for? 8)
A box of peanut butter cookies? Warsteiner beer at my local supermarket? A billion dollars?

Yeah; there really isn't much else to wish for.
I'm so down wit' dat', yo, dass ich unter dem Beton bin.

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Post by murray » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:58 pm

I love Linux Mint! I've switched my main desktop machine to using it and I'd like to switch my partner's laptop to use it as I'm getting sick of her complaining about Windows 10.
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Post by Pjotr » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Portreve wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Stable, reliable, secure, easy, long term supported. At no cost. What's more to wish for? 8)
A box of peanut butter cookies? Warsteiner beer at my local supermarket? A billion dollars?

Yeah; there really isn't much else to wish for.
Context is all, my good sir. What's more to wish for in an OS? :wink:
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Post by Portreve » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:24 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Context is all, my good sir. What's more to wish for in an OS? :wink:
I was attempting to express the idea, dear sir, that with Linux Mint in existence, there wasn't much else in life to wish for.

Ok, ok, seriously? You want to hear my personal wishlist?

I have some Cinnamon and/or Nemo performance concerns. From what I'm hearing about the next release, I think this may cease to be an issue.

I like how Nemo is very Mac OS/Mac OS X Finder-like. However, when you're in list view and you're expanding the triangles to expose lower levels of filesystem structure, closing a parent flushes all previous sub-level expansions, and that's kind of annoying.

I wish there existed a utility like Automator in Mac OS X because it's a very powerful tool and, as executed by Apple, it is extremely user-friendly.

In another thread, I did a mock up of how I'd like to see media files show their meta-data-sourced information (album art, track data, etc.) and I was shown some kind of extension one could add to give you access to that data (minus album art) and I think it should be a default part of LM.
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I'm so down wit' dat', yo, dass ich unter dem Beton bin.

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Post by mzs112000 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:01 am

I find Linux Mint to be by far the best piece of software that I have ever used. I have tried many other OS's before(Including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Fedora, Haiku OS, ReactOS, and macOS), however, I have not enjoyed using any one of those as much as I have enjoyed Linux Mint.

I think that the Mint developers have created what is by far, the best balance of stable, up-to-date, classic UI, modern aesthetics of any modern distro out of the box to date.

I encourage the Mint developers to keep up the good work. We all appreciate what you do!
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Post by Arch_Enemy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:13 am

ShadowOfHarbringer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Hello all,

I heard Linux Mint Devs are depressed. Don't be depressed guys, you are geniuses! Because Linux Mint is the best operating system on the planet!

I use Linux Mint on at least 5 computers, it is the most intuitive, the most usable and stable operating system [stability like most Linuxes]. I actually taught my aunt and her young son (Windows users before) to use it, they "got it" in no time.

I use Mint for gaming and for work, for almost everything (well, except no-gui headless servers) !

Seriously, Linux Mint devs just totally rock. Cheer up.
I think it was "Linux Mint developers are REPRESSED".

Depression is easily cured by a good bottle of Scotch...
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Post by Portreve » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:16 am

Aye, Lad.
I'm so down wit' dat', yo, dass ich unter dem Beton bin.

Presently rocking LinuxMint 19.2 Cinnamon.

Remember to mark your fixed problem [SOLVED].

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Post by HappyHippo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:44 am

Oh yes, Mint is definately the best desktop os to me.
Its light, its easy, its beautifull to, but most of all, its STRONG!!!
I very much appriciate the developpers of this beautifull product as well as the supporting ppl that helps when you have issues.

Please be proud on yourself, your work is a need for many ppl.

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Post by bjmh46 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:23 am

I came to Mint at version 13 xfce, and soon forgot about windows. Even my technology challenged wife is happy running Mint 18.3 xfce. Thanks to all the developers who make this great os possible!

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Post by Moem » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:27 am

ShadowOfHarbringer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:56 pm
I heard Linux Mint Devs are depressed.
Maybe someone was mumbling? I heard that as 'Linux Mint devs are impressive'. 8)
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Post by AndyMH » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:50 am

I felt so sorry for Clem when I read his latest blog that I went and became a patron, not a lot but a regular contribution each month - better than the erratic contributions that I've done in the past (when I remember).

The mint devs work for us and they need to earn a living.

I can't imagine my computer life without mint, it would be a whole lot worse.
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Post by lsemmens » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:22 am

When I came home with stuffed screen, After I'd fixed it. SWMBO tells me that she was worried that I might steal her lappy. She is very much a technophobe and never did like w10 on her machine, it spent more time on the shelf than anywhere else. I set her up with mint at the beginning of this year, now it lives right next to her. All she does is watch movies on it.
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Post by ShadowOfHarbringer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:14 pm

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:13 am
Depression is easily cured by a good bottle of Scotch...
Scotty?

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Post by gm10 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:42 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:50 am
I felt so sorry for Clem when I read his latest blog that I went and became a patron, not a lot but a regular contribution each month - better than the erratic contributions that I've done in the past (when I remember).

The mint devs work for us and they need to earn a living.
That would certainly be nice and would make the decision to invest the time easier, but I feel I should clarify that at least I'm not seeing a cent from your donations or from any other income Linux Mint generates. That's Clem's business venture.

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Post by AndyMH » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Shame :(
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Post by pizzadude » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:41 pm

gm10 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:42 pm
AndyMH wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:50 am
I felt so sorry for Clem when I read his latest blog that I went and became a patron, not a lot but a regular contribution each month - better than the erratic contributions that I've done in the past (when I remember).

The mint devs work for us and they need to earn a living.
That would certainly be nice and would make the decision to invest the time easier, but I feel I should clarify that at least I'm not seeing a cent from your donations or from any other income Linux Mint generates. That's Clem's business venture.
Just wanted to say your improvements to the various Mint tools are nice and I appreciate the work that you do. It would be nice if you got some compensation for your efforts though.
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Post by Hotrats » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:03 am

hye, if I wasn't so busy chasing my impossible dreams,
I'd be here more often praising y'alls handy work

this OS is excellent ... and seems to be getting better all the time
(btw - relax, you're only trying the impossible ... writing an operating system - er, no sweat ... haha)

;)

I wish I had more time to muck with it, and understand things ...

strangely I just discovered Flowblade a few days ago (as if it was already installed ???!)
all these things I don't know about // such a vast mofo

bottom like, it's a great EDA platform for me ...
I get my work done = things flow well

please keep up your great task // but go easy on yerselves

you rocks

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Post by catweazel » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:23 am

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Linux Mint: after all these years, it's still the best desktop Linux distribution. And indeed, perhaps even the best OS there is.

Stable, reliable, secure, easy, long term supported. At no cost. What's more to wish for? 8)
I tend to agree. I've moved on since, but Linux Mint 18.2 KDE was the first linux OS to install and run cleanly on my equipment, except for a self-built Gentoo KDE from a tarball many years ago. All attempts to install other linux distros resulted in numerous issues over the years. LM was instrumental in getting me off Windwoes permanently.
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