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#1 noxrawr

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

I am a current windows user and in the past ive had SOME experience with redhat linux but now I am looking forward to yet again install linux.

I have heard something about linux mint and was wondering if theres anyone who could give some feedback whether its a good OS in general, user friendly etc.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

As I recall, it's a variant on Ubuntu, which I enjoy a lot.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:10 AM

It was originally not an Ubuntu variant until the second release, It seems to be a very clean distro for newbies to linux. I've never tried it but it looks better than the other easy ones.

Wikipedia has a fairly in-depth look at Mint:
Linux Mint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also some differences from Ubuntu here in case you're wondering:
Mint vs. Ubuntu: What is the Difference Between Linux Mint and Ubuntu?

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:23 PM

I am a current windows user and in the past ive had SOME experience with redhat linux but now I am looking forward to yet again install linux.

I have heard something about linux mint and was wondering if theres anyone who could give some feedback whether its a good OS in general, user friendly etc.

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I have never used it, but it seems to be like ubuntu but less pure (it includes more propierty software).
If you don't care that most software isn't opensource, it is probably the most userfriendliest OS.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

My wife is using Mint now, and loves it. She doesn't care about OS vs closed source, just whether it works, which it does.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:09 AM

My wife is using Mint now, and loves it. She doesn't care about OS vs closed source, just whether it works, which it does.


Then she might as well use windows.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

Then she might as well use windows.

Windows doesn't "just work", it regularly causes her headaches. The first thing she did when she got her laptop was have me wipe Windows off it. Windows gets in her way, Mint gets out of her way.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

Windows doesn't "just work", it regularly causes her headaches. The first thing she did when she got her laptop was have me wipe Windows off it. Windows gets in her way, Mint gets out of her way.


Windows doesn't require a technically proficient person to install it though.

Some people don't have that.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:49 AM

Windows doesn't require a technically proficient person to install it though.

That depends on the distribution, but linux mint probably has a more userfriendly installer than windows. Windows is often installed already when you buy a pc, though.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:02 AM

Linux Mint just required putting the disk in and hitting "next" about three times.

Installing Windows from disk often involves putting in the disk, hitting "next" about five times, trying to figure out what your network card is, finding it's driver, installing it, rebooting, trying to figure out what your sound card is, finding it's driver ...
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:26 PM

I installed Mint on one of my laptops and it was cake...was actually easier than installing Ubuntu I thought even though it is a variant. Mint is like Linux for Dummies pretty much. Good starter Linux Distro
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:34 PM

I used to use mint a lot, seems like ubuntu plus, well, elegance. I dont know any reason to use ubuntu now
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