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[LINUX] Dump All Other OS's

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Dear Linux fans,

    Dump everything and get Mint 14 XFCE version. All I have to say is WOW! Running it on an old 7 yr laptop and it feels like it's a brand new lappy.

    Ubuntu looks and feels like Atari 2600 in comparison.

     
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    The Ubuntu devs are alienating a huge portion of their user base. I haven't read a favorable review lately. I suspect it's one of the reasons why Clem has dumped Ubuntu as the core for Mint.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  4. damonlab

    damonlab Veteran Member

    I have been running either the base Ubuntu or Mint at home on my main computer for several years. My biggest peeve in the past few years is the Unity interface.
     
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Another reason to go to MINT XFCE!
     
  6. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Got the second hard drive installed on the notebook and will be working on getting it partitioned for SOHO and Mint. Have a sneaking hunch that I'll have to be compiling the Intel graphics drivers into the kernel, but that's no big thing.
     
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  7. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Loving still. Best OS I've ever run. :)
     
  8. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Debating whether to install XFCE or KDE. I do like KDE and some of the eye candy it provides.
     
  9. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    If your laptop is > 2 years go with XFCE, else, KDE.
     
  10. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    On the old Toshiba, that would have been the obvious choice. But this beast has an i3 Sandy Bridge, so I'll go with KDE.
     
  11. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Should rock it. :)
     
  12. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Welp. I've run into an issue that I've never had before with SOHO. It flat refuses to detect wireless. **sigh** Going to burn the Mint ISO and give that a shot.
     
  13. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    KDE Mint installed. Flawless as usual.
     
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  14. cmhbob

    cmhbob Did...did I do that? Staff Member

    Silly question here. Once I burn the ISO, can I install Mint over Vector without doing anything special?
     
  15. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Yup. Just tell it to use the same partitions.
     
  16. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    32- or 64-bit? Anyone here using the 64?
     
  17. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I've dinked around with the 64-bit version. Flawless install and everything worked. I installed the KDE version.
     
  18. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Itd be a sin not to go 64
     
  19. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Agreed. But I have had problems with 64-bit Ubuntu installs in the part.

    What is the main difference between the two desktops you both mentioned?
     
  20. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Personal preference and the age of the machine. If you have a beefier system, Gnome or KDE would be the way to go. If the machine isn't a new powerhouse, go with the lighter windows management like XFCE.
     

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