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New recruit from France

Post by russellz »

Hi all,

Bought a new laptop just before Christmas, a Toshiba Satellite C870. It came with Windoze 7 and so was a knock down price. Why does everyone want Windoze 8? I've been using PCLinuxOS for about 4 years so set it up as dual boot with that distro. It seemed to go OK but it was a struggle to get it to work with my wireless mouse, I couldn't get the special function keys working, and I had a struggle to get sound working on Skype.

So I installed Mint Mate 14 as a third system. First, I didn't like the fact that it set up Grub2 to boot just Windoze and Mint, it didn't detect that I had another distro installed. So I went back to the old Grub1 with a graphical menu and added Mint to that as I couldn't work out how to hack Grub2.

Then "Whow!" everything worked out of the box. Mint detected the wireless mouse, the function keys worked (well at least the ones I want to use), and Skype worked :o

Once I have got to grips with everything I think I'll end up starting again and installing just Mint with Windoze XP on Virtualbox for those few programs that need it.

Thanks for such a polished distro guys.

Laptop: HP17bs086nf, Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620 . Mint Cinnamon 18.3
Desktop: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard, NVIDIA GeForce 210, AMD Phenom II Quad Core Processor 3GHz, 4GB ram, 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD. Mint Cinnamon 18.2

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Re: New recruit from France

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Welcome to the Mint family forums

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Re: New recruit from France

Post by jesica »


Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Happy apt-get-ing!

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