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massexy cunning linguist 2B
Mexico
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2015-10-04 02:48:02

Being here is something I owe to my wife: she dropped my hp netbook and ruined Windows 7 in it for good. Since I had no backup usb unit, I finally got round to the idea of installing Linux in it. I had had Mac before so I can talk about all 3 main systems out there: Linux is so much easier to install and maintain than Windows. I used to think Mac was the best thing out there but now I see where many of their good ideas originally came from. I have no training in programming or things like that but I have been able to work with Linux Mint in an otherwise window environment.

2015 update: I still have the good ol' HP mini with Maya Cinnamon in it and now a new Lenovo ThinkPad G400 with Rebecca Cinnamon. I've distrohopped around a lot but I always come back to what works best for me: LM. In terms of DEs: MATE is nice for nostalgic moments, KDE looks awesome but a bit scary with all the tweaking available, Xfce not too bad, but the best development around these days is definitely Cinnamon.

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alien-arena
"It reminds me of Marathon back in the late 90s when it came free in Macs. I had to edit the link on the panel, removing the "-- quiet" parameter otherwise it doesn't run."
4
mintmenu
"Reason enough to install MATE."
5
gparted
"Excellent tool to format partitions and much more."
5
focuswriter
"Excellent for focusing on your writing only."
5
gnome-alsamixer
"Fast and easy way to get rid of the login and logout bleep in LMDE. Just mute the beep!"
5
mate-desktop
"I convinced an ubuntuer friend of mine who had to migrate to a new LTS (12.04) and was sad to see gnome2 go, when I talked him into trying out MATE, He loved it!"
5
praat
"This is a very useful tool for phonetic linguistics."
5
virtualbox-ose
"Excellent solution to try out distros or to run Windows software."
5
virtualbox-guest-additions
"Absolutely necessary when using Virtualbox."
5
turpial
"Works for me! And it's getting better all the time."
4
konqueror
"Hace muchas cosas!"
4