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Postby dm319 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:45 am

I have just made the move to linux mint 13 mate.

Started using ubuntu 9.04 when WGA notifications on winXP annoyed me enough to consider drastic action! Since then we've moved all our computers to linux, and could never go back (tried win7, and it only reminded me of how much I disliked xp). My main computer for the past 9 years is an IBM thinkpad T40, which I bought new for a large amount of money back in and have been very happy with since.

I upgraded finally to 12.04 from 10.04, but found unity 2D to be sluggish. Falback worked ok, but was still sluggish compared to gnome 2.

Now linux mint mate is fast, functional and looks great - v happy.

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Re: Hello

Postby xenopeek » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:31 am

Hi dm319, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums! When running MATE you might consider upgrading to version 1.4. It has more bugfixes for the old GNOME 2 code, and some new features. See here: http://mate-desktop.org/2012/07/30/mate-1-4-released/. If you want to upgrade, the steps for that are here if you don't want to wait: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=111533&p=624015#p624015.

Be sure also to check out the Community website (tutorials, hardware and software reviews, ideas). You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint.

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Re: Hello

Postby overthetop » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:06 pm

Welcome aboard dm319! :P
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Re: Hello

Postby The-Wizard » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:00 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Hello

Postby jesica » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:44 am


Goo day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. :mrgreen:

Hope you have a fab times,


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