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replacing windows with Linux mint

« on: August 30, 2014, 03:51:45 PM »
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 05:23:43 AM »
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    First, Linux is not a temporary system. Linux is just as permanent as any operating system. What you should be concideing, is what will you do with linux, you're entering into a completely different world from Windows. If you have only been a windows user, I would suggest doing some reading on the system. If a person gets into linux without knowing what they are doing, will definielty not have a good experience. Linux requires a whole new way of thinking, terminiology is different from windows. Linux has to be programmed to fit your needs. What I mean by that, is you have to install just about everything you need, for example, the basic install comes with a very basic themeing program, in order to get items like the win 7 background that changes, you have to find that program through the software manager,download all the packets that are required to make the program work. If you're planning on using windows based programs, you can't unless you have a program named WINE, and only if it supports the software.

    Please don't think I'm knocking Linux. I myself love linux, even tho I am a slave to windows currently due to my job, and I'm a GUI wizard junkie. If you take your time and learn the basics of linux. you will have an ultra high security operating system, as you can write your own security, and who would want to write a virus for an operating system that's free.

    My suggestion for a distro would be the Linux Mint system, so far this has been the oncoming biggie that has more support from the community than some of the others. It's written on the most common kernel (Debian). If you have a newer computer, i would also suggest going 64 bit

    Before installing it, you should definietly read up on how to install, the install is very user interactive. not knowing what you're doing will result in a crap system. You really don't won't to run with the basic system settings that are installed during the system install.

    I play with Linux constantly, have been for years, and I still manage to get lost with the software installs, and updates.
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 05:44:16 PM »
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    Is there a easier to use Linux installation that can still be used to dev?
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 05:47:13 PM »
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    And I know exactly what Linux is sir.
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 06:20:07 PM »
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    why not just install it side-by-side then when you get done playing on it and you didnt liked it, you can either delete the linux distro with gparted on boot. or follow the simple instructions when you insert the distro img on cd boot up, ***my suggestions is to read the instructions CAREFULLY***.
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 07:58:31 PM »
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    Is there a easier to use Linux installation that can still be used to dev?

    Linux mint or Ubuntu will be the easier ones to go with...

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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 08:50:30 PM »
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    Is there a easier to use Linux installation that can still be used to dev?
    Ubuntu is the most widely used Linux, I have used Linux for over 15 years, never cared for windows.
    Almost all dev guides are done on Ubuntu.

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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 10:51:26 PM »
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    linux mint is base of the same source code as ubuntu, the difference is linux mint has a windows  look, ubuntu has it  mac like.
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 02:23:10 AM »
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    linux mint is base of the same source code as ubuntu, the difference is linux mint has a windows  look, ubuntu has it  mac like.
    I use mate desktop.

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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #9 on: September 02, 2014, 05:13:47 PM »
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    linux mint is base of the same source code as ubuntu, the difference is linux mint has a windows  look, ubuntu has it  mac like.
    I use mate desktop.

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    me too :D my top are ubuntu, linux mint and arch linux

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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 09:06:50 PM »
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    could an admin please remove this post for me? Thank you!!!
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 09:08:06 PM »
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    I have been on ubuntu unity for a while lol
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    Re: replacing windows with Linux mint

    « Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 04:53:24 AM »
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    I have been on ubuntu unity for a while lol
    The user who made this post can also delete it.

    -if your using tapatalk app all you do it tap on it choose modify, choose delete. Same procedure from a computer.
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