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Long time Mint user with lots of questions

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by ClarenceBoddicker, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. ClarenceBoddicker

    ClarenceBoddicker New Member

    Jun 8, 2014
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    I've been using Mint for like 5 years. I'm not very good with computers & have always had some issues with linux. A buddy installed it on my laptop that came with Vista. I couldn't handle going from 2000 or XP (can't remember which) to Vista. I'm not a fan of Mac & like the idea of not using any Windows products. as long as everything works.

  2. Murp

    Murp New Member

    Jul 28, 2014
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    Haha, aside from the Mint use, you sound just like me. Used XP, don't care for Mac, don't wanna support Microsoft, mainly just care that things work.
  3. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Welcome & ask away!

    Five years -- it's as long as I have been using Linux exclusively. Jaunty Jackalope is what I cut my teeth on, at first. After that, it has to have been more than 50 distros that have been tried.

    I owned eight 3.5" hard drives at one point and would swap them out of the old Shuttle KPC and install a distro on each. This made it handy to distro-hop. Some distros I did not care for and immediately got rid of after first boot-up and attempt to upgrade; other distros I used for a week or a month or two and then went to something else. Doing so taught me a lot.

    One thing learned is that I prefer Debian and Slackware over Redhat or Gentoo (although I do like Scientific and Sabayon -- just not enough to use them regularly). Puppy is my failsafe distro -- for use on most anything. AntiX is the most versatile, as far as platforms go, distro that I have tried.

    Currently, I am using Mint17_xfce_64-bit and Salix64-Openbox-14.1 (very nice, very lively). I just replaced KaOS, which is a KDE distro using strictly Qt libraries and software. I found it attractive but a bit too slow and cumbersome for my preference.


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