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Linux Mint

Started by Lesmond, Nov 18, 2018, 10:44 am

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Lesmond

So I thought I would try Linux Mint on my old laptop, so far so good, going to take a while to get used to it I think.

I have managed to login to it with teamviewer so its a bit easier to play with from my desktop ;)

heres a view of the screen...


Bigguy

Well, that looks all right to doesn't it. :yes

Skhilled

I've played with Mint in the past and like it a lot.

Bigguy

Is it a lot like Windows or is there  major differences.

Lesmond

I suppose its a little like windows, have a look at this video I found, explains it a little more, does go one a bit...


Bigguy

Your right it does go on a bit, lol. Very cool though all the progress they have made.

Pwillie

Any trouble getting drivers for the hardware? Been a while since I had to apt-get anything from a command console. I used to dual boot windows and ubuntu alot and always had alot of trouble getting drivers on the linux side.
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Lesmond

Not that I noticed, everything seems to be working fine so far, would like to get a remote desktop working on it though :(

Skhilled

Quote from: Pwillie on Dec 06, 2018, 10:20 amAny trouble getting drivers for the hardware? Been a while since I had to apt-get anything from a command console. I used to dual boot windows and ubuntu alot and always had alot of trouble getting drivers on the linux side.
That would depend on your hardware mostly. I suggest downloading a live copy and putting it on a usb stick or dvd and load it that way so you don't have to actually install it. It ma run slightly slower but you'll be able to see what works and what doesn't without wasting and hd space.

landyvlad

I've had "a bit of a fiddle" with Linux and definitely find Mint the easiest to deal with.
Certainly it'd be my first choice for people who are swapping over from other operating systems as almost everything can be done via the GUI. No real need to be doing command line stuff, not for general use anyway.

As for drivers and updated programs - it seems to me that Mint lags a little behind Ubuntu in this regard. The Mint repositories generally having programs a version or two behind the latest available versions.

The upside of this is that Mint is far more stable than many other Linux varieties.

Linux used to be seen as an OS which could use very low spec computers happily.  While there are certain flavours of mint desktops which can do so, any Linux installation (same as any other OS) will be better with a modern higher specced computer.

P.S. Dual boot sucks. Just run Linux or acquire another computer for Linux only if you want to go that way.




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Bigguy

Used to dual boot all the time. Never had a problem. I haven't tried it in a few years though.