installing Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

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Re: installing Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

Post by gtsfer »

Your specs look pretty good, you should be able to run Cinnamon or anything you want. Yes, 1.4 GB is the whole thing. Just like the LM 16 version you have there. Maybe you can do an "overnight" download? Start it and just let it run.

Dual boot with your Win 7 is always a good idea, until you get more familiar with Linux. There might be a few programs in Windows you'll still need, at least for a little while. You can buy a disc here. ... =linuxmint. Make sure you order a 64-bit version if that's what you want. (it should run fine on your machine). When it comes time to install, post back on the forums. People will help you get through that part. 8)
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Re: installing Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

Post by EmpireITtech »

Also, make sure you're using Mint 17, not 16 :wink:
Linux: Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon 64-Bit

Box 1: Intel Core 2 Quad | 8gb RAM | 500gb WD 7200rpm | nVidia Geforce GTS250
Box 2: Intel Core i3-3240 | 4gb RAM | 1tb WD 7200rpm | AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4550

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