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Old 08-25-12, 08:20 AM   #1
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Linux Mint; Anyone use it, and your impressions thus far.

Curious about Linux Mint. Anyone use it, and what do you think thus far?
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Old 08-26-12, 10:54 PM   #2
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I have Linux Mint Debian Edition on three boxes right now. It saves me the time to get a good desktop setup on a Debian machine, and it's based on Testing, so there's more modern stuff than Debian Stable. And of course, there is also access to the Debian repos.
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Old 08-26-12, 11:08 PM   #3
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Ive used just about every distro out there i like mint i like puppy ubuntu damn small zorin and many others mint is very user freindly
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I've used it in the past and really like it. Running the latest Ubuntu on my old laptop now, but thinking about switching it to Mint.
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I've got Linux Mint running on an old Dell optiplex I "inherited" on the job. So far, I like what I see. I didn't much care for the Unity interface included with
Ubuntu now, but this was easily solved by installing the Gnome desktop.

At some point in the future, I may look into a Dell or Lenovo laptop, and put Mint on it.
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I wish more computer manufacturers would offer computers with no OS. I hate paying for one with windows and putting Ubuntu or something on it.
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I wish more computer manufacturers would offer computers with no OS. I hate paying for one with windows and putting Ubuntu or something on it.
Chris brings up a good point: Doesn't the windows license state that if you disagree with the terms, you may return it for a full refund? If so, how does one go about doing this?
Would you contact the computer maker, or MS directly?
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MY biggest cost when building a pc is the os. there is no way i can compete with dell a course id like to think my pc are a lot better people will always go for the cheap route
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That's why I buy old PCs.
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I use Lubuntu.
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I've used Linux Mint ... in fact, I have a copy running in VirtualBox. I currently run PCLinuxOS on my computers (even as the host of Linux Mint), and I'm the current chief editor of The PCLinuxOS Magazine [sorry ... couldn't resist the shameless plug].

No matter what "flavor," it's great to see other Linux users here!
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i have to build a wifi server for work soon, and may try mint,

it has to host a mac and several ages of windows laptops. and will need a static ip and have to be able to be reached from home for a few people, my boss has had enough of google drive.
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I've used Linux Mint ... in fact, I have a copy running in VirtualBox. I currently run PCLinuxOS on my computers (even as the host of Linux Mint), and I'm the current chief editor of The PCLinuxOS Magazine [sorry ... couldn't resist the shameless plug].

No matter what "flavor," it's great to see other Linux users here!
And if one of the PCLinuxOS guys is a cyclist... well, heck, I'll have to go try it now.

As long as I can get Kerberos 5 and OpenAFS support to work without too much wrangling... and maybe jwm, then I am all for it.
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