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I've changed my mind and will use Linux Mint.. but need help guys xD


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#1 -FireBlazer-

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:12 AM

Hey there,
i have changed my mind, and i will go for Linux Mint
but which one should i choose: Cinammon Desktop, MATE, Xfce, KDE..
I have both systems with x64 architecture processors or what you call that i dont know..
Iknow Linux Mint is a good OS and good Supported i think (Security updates, maintenance.. Community-Help)

Iknow Xfce is for Lightweight systems and what older hardware.. iknow Linux Mint is Popular like Ubuntu..

but i want a Windows-experience so thats why i will maybe install Linux Mint on my main Computer and Ditch windows :s

How good is the Kernel from Linux mint (with especially Drivers, hardware components, and security, performance..)

Which one should i use?

All my systems have Intel processor x64 architecture models (or x64 bits compatible) and 4GB RAM, and above 700GB hard disk..

Both are HP Systems, and Asus..

and is the Software-center from Ubuntu the same in Linux Mint..?

I hope somebody can help me! :)


Edited by -FireBlazer-, 17 March 2018 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:47 AM

Exact Model Number of Computer please


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:22 AM

For older hardware I recommend Mints Mate edition or its XFCE edition.

Mint is based on Ubuntu so it will share a lot of software with it, it has its own app center plus synaptic package manager.

Your 4GB of ram does mean something lightweight will be better.

Now one thing to consider is to wait (if possible) for ubuntu MATE 18.04 which is only a month away.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:12 PM

For older hardware I recommend Mints Mate edition or its XFCE edition.

Mint is based on Ubuntu so it will share a lot of software with it, it has its own app center plus synaptic package manager.

Your 4GB of ram does mean something lightweight will be better.

Now one thing to consider is to wait (if possible) for ubuntu MATE 18.04 which is only a month away

 

I've always runned Windows 10 (Pro) on my Machine with 4GB RAM, and you know Windows 10 is 5x heavier then Linux versions.. right?

so i think Linux Mint - Cinammon Desktop, will be good for it? :/


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:43 PM

Cinnamon will be fine if that is what you want to try out.  Download and run it Live to make sure all is well.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:46 PM

How long will the LTS stands support for Linux Mint 4 years?

And is Linux Mint like the same as Ubuntu in some ways? 

I've heard also about Debian but that OS looks weird xD 



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:52 PM

Yes on average Linux Mint has a 5 year life span however these days it's supposed to be very easy to upgrade between versions I haven't done that myself but I've heard it's actually but got very good. It should be noted that Linux Mint 18 will be supported until 2020 because it came out in 2016. The long-term support releases are very good for those who want stability. Now as for your Debian observation you can actually use any kind of desktop you want on that but Debian is not exactly good for those who are new to Linux it's a bit of a pain to set up in my opinion and getting things like multimedia playback can be a little bit annoying if not frustrating. However there is one reason why I think anybody should consider Debian is that it is Rock stable and I mean it it is perhaps the most reliable version of Linux out there although that stability does come at a price of not having the latest and greatest software. This is why both Ubuntu and Linux Mint exist as both offer up to date software but still offer stability for the most part.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

Download it from here.

 

https://linuxmint.com/download_all.php

 

Here's how to information.

 

https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/


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