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Hi! I have just installed

Post by ornulf » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:42 pm

Linux Mint to my laptop. Mint because the Ubuntu installation locked up at the "who are you?" page every time I tried to install it :-) .

Without knowing anything, I now have LM Isadora xfce before me. Should I install a newer version and Mate before I go on?
If yes, will I have to format (install from beginning ) to make the changes?

Is there an easy way to get rid of all the passwords to get into Linux?

nice evening
ornulf

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Re: Hi! I have just installed

Post by oobetimer » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:57 pm

ornulf wrote:Should I install a newer version and Mate before I go on?
No

http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php
ornulf wrote:Is there an easy way to get rid of all the passwords to get into Linux?
A bad idea .. :wink:

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Re: Hi! I have just installed

Post by ornulf » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:20 am

OK :-).

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Re: Hi! I have just installed

Post by kc1di » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:48 am

ornulf wrote:Linux Mint to my laptop. Mint because the Ubuntu installation locked up at the "who are you?" page every time I tried to install it :-) .

Without knowing anything, I now have LM Isadora xfce before me. Should I install a newer version and Mate before I go on?
If yes, will I have to format (install from beginning ) to make the changes?

Is there an easy way to get rid of all the passwords to get into Linux?

nice evening
ornulf
give us a little more information about your laptop , what model, brand video card etc and we will see if we can get you up to Mint 13. which is the new Long term support version.
:) Welcome to Mint Bye the way!
And I agree with the other poster doing away with the login password a very bad Idea in linux or any OS for that matter.
poor security risk!
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Re: Hi! I have just installed

Post by mastablasta » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:58 am

kc1di wrote:And I agree with the other poster doing away with the login password a very bad Idea in linux or any OS for that matter.
poor security risk!
I am not sure exactly what original poster wanted here, but i have no password on startup since i is a desktop and only one user on it. if this is desired i am sure it's an easy thing to do. Passwords for admin access remain. They are there to protect the user from malware (virus can't launch if it doens't know your password ;-) ).

if i had a laptop that i would use as portable maschine i would also encrpy at least home on it. and i would also leave the login password on.

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