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review of linux mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:42 am

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by JoeFootball » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:26 am

SJVN wrote:Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period.
Hmm, I think he liked it. :)

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by Moem » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:39 am

in using Linux desktops for over 25 years now, I have needed to use an anti-virus program because, for all practical purposes, there are no Linux viruses.
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:15 am

Moem wrote:
in using Linux desktops for over 25 years now, I have needed to use an anti-virus program because, for all practical purposes, there are no Linux viruses.
Oops... looks like someone forgot a rather crucial 'not' there.
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by JoeFootball » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:12 pm

SVJN wrote:...I have never needed to use an anti-virus program...
Fixed. :)

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:58 pm

If your main computing needs are web browsing, paying bills on line, shopping on line, social media, photo management (galleries, not much photoshopping), music management (playlists, etc.), some basic to moderate word processing (letters, homework, recipes) and spreadsheets (simple home finance, homework) then there is no reason to be using anything other than Linux. By the way, I just described 90% of the computing public.

I always have a LiveUSB of the latest version of Mint Cinnamon with me. Some people do ask me about fixing their computers and I will reboot their computer and boot into Mint Cinnamon. I then show them what it can do with their "broken" system. So far I've only had one taker to install Linux, who is more than satisfied. Everyone else was still in an unhappy marriage with Windows or macOS. Time to divorce Microsoft and Apple and live happily ever after with Linux.

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by jimallyn » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:18 pm

CaptainKirksChair wrote:Everyone else was still in an unhappy marriage with Windows or macOS.
I wish I could figure out what makes them stay in that unhappy marriage. I hear people complain about Windows all the time, but will they switch to Linux? If they did, they would, as you suggested, live happily ever after. After using Linux myself for over a dozen years, my brother Dave and my sister Patti finally asked me to put Linux on their computers. Both of them seem to be quite happy with it, and I think I got only one support call from each of them. Dave's wife thanked me profusely, because "now I don't have to listen to Dave yell at the computer any more." Newcomers to Mint often post that they are immensely happy that they switched to Linux, and many of them say "I should have done this years ago." I started collecting those posts in a file I call LInuxSuccessStories, and that file is now up to 30 pages. And yet people stick with Windoze. Beats me.
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by z31fanatic » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:37 pm

JoeFootball wrote:Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period.
No it ain't. macOS is the best desktop.

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:15 pm

jimallyn wrote:"now I don't have to listen to Dave yell at the computer any more."
HAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha!

This is literally a case of I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you. I yell at my work computer, my home computers, and any friend's computers they ask me to fix. Windows has it's uses, but it's really not for just general computing. Look at the Microsoft commercials; it's all about the wonderful things your mind can think of and how the new Microsoft Surface can manipulate them. Web surfing? No. Paying bills on line? No. Doing all of the mundane tasks that are the REAL reasons people buy computers? No. Microsoft wants Windows = Mac. Go for it. I have a REAL life and I need a REAL computer, not an extension of my imagination, which is what Microsoft and Apple are selling.

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by Rebel Dog » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:51 pm

We found this PC at Walmart for $105 with monitor, key board, Mouse, Win10,,,,,Both grandsons complained how slow it runs. My wife and my soon in law said, seams good to me.
I looked for better ways to speed it up, fed up I installed Linux mint Sarah, Wine HQ and FNAF World. Both grand sons,,"Grandpa, this is the fastest computer we have ever seen"....Word of mouth,,,They tell friends.
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by JerryF » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm

jimallyn wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:18 pm
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I hear people complain about Windows all the time, but will they switch to Linux? If they did, they would, as you suggested, live happily ever after.
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And yet people stick with Windoze. Beats me.
I hear you Jim. But in my opinion, there are users who subconsciously like the struggle because they feel that they're working hard but in reality, they're hardly working in the end.

Also, there are some, like I am, that have to use Windows at work.
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by jimallyn » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:06 pm

JerryF wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Also, there are some, like I am, that have to use Windows at work.
They, and you, have my sympathy.
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by all41 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:23 pm

Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Also, there are some, like I am, that have to use Windows at work.
It's still a choice
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by heavy metal » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:34 pm

I work as a pharmacy technician in a skill nursing facility, I have to use office applications almost every day to work in documentation, the computer I use at work has windows 10 on it, I hate to use microsoft office and or windows to work with documents, so I learned how to do a Puppy Linux bootable usb drive and problem solved, so now whenever I need to work with documents, I boot Puppy Linux from usb and use Libreoffice! 8)
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by JerryF » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:18 am

all41 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Also, there are some, like I am, that have to use Windows at work.
It's still a choice
Really?
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by majpooper » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:21 pm

JerryF wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:18 am
all41 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Also, there are some, like I am, that have to use Windows at work.
It's still a choice
Really?
+1
In my former life (job - US Army) we used Windows - and believe me, we had no choice.

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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:50 pm

i feel for you there majpooper...im still converting old military machines from Vista to linux believe it or not...Vista ? really ??...and they were firing missiles with these things ???...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: review of linux mint 18.3

Post by HaveaMint » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:50 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:50 pm
i feel for you there majpooper...im still converting old military machines from Vista to linux believe it or not...Vista ? really ??...and they were firing missiles with these things ???...lol...DAMIEN
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