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#1 Winterland

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:00 AM

Decided that I'm going to go with a dual boot with Windows 7 and Mint over the ubiquitous Ubuntu.

 

I deleted - I think - Fedora off my machine.

 

Here is what it looked like with Fedora on it:

 

CurrentSetUp_May2014.jpg

 

 

 

And now, here is what it looks like:

 

PostFedora.jpg

 

 

So...with all the Free Space, can I just drop a Live CD/DVD into my machine and install Mint into that spot?

 

Also, I'm going with Mint 17 due to the LTS but don't know the difference(s) between:

 

  • MATE

 

  • Cinnamon

 

Any ideas on how to best go about this?

 

Cat? You out there?

 

 

 

 


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:03 AM

You must try KDE on Mint, KDE is way cool. oh ok Compiz or Kwin might do.

 

My Desktop its a work in progress ... next animated ( Live moving wallpaper)

http://youtu.be/N-4LCgCTXiw

 

 

What I am working on.

http://youtu.be/GozLUEcKov4

 

 

 

LTS but don't know the difference(s) between:

LTS = Long Term Support = about 5 years support and updates.

 

 

 

So...with all the Free Space, can I just drop a Live CD/DVD into my machine and install Mint into that spot?

Yup and then some.

 

 

Any ideas on how to best go about this?

I would say install Mint on the free space and let Linux boot loader hadle the rest.

 

Latter if you install any other Operating systems all you need to do is update grub.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/362720/sudo-update-grub-doesnt-work


Edited by NickAu1, 22 May 2014 - 07:24 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

Just tried Mint Cinnamon for the 2nd time in two years, believe I'll stick with the main Mate (stable) version. Cinnamon could still use some work.

 

Though there are fans of Cinnamon also & those users has whatever reasons for why. I guess that I've used this version for so long (5 years) & have seen the many improvements/refinements as they arrived, Mint was my 1st Linux love & am sticking with it. There was no Mate & Cinnamon editions then, though I believe there was a Xfce (lite version) & Debian.

 

Mate is the default version of Linux Mint.

 

EDIT: NickAu1, you'll love Linux Mint! So simple to run, yet powerful for advanced users.

 

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Edited by cat1092, 22 May 2014 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:56 AM

Hey you two - I knew I'd get some good feedback from you guys, thank you!  :thumbup2:

 

I knew that the LTS was Long Term Support...I just didn't know that MATE was the default version, so that's what I'm going to go with.

 

NickAu1 - thanks for the videos and feedback on KDE - although I don't even know what that is...I guess I'm on my way to find out.

 

>bows<

 

Thanks gentlemen, I'll give updates as I get 'em.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Winterland


Edited by Winterland, 23 May 2014 - 05:56 AM.

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