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Linux Mint installed on all my Desktops/Laptops..


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#1 -FireBlazer-

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:12 AM

HI there i'm back..

i've installed Linux Mint - Cinnamon

on all my Desktops/Laptops, and it works smooth and perfectly, i don't found any Problems, bugs or something similar.. And ofcourse my Systems runs better on Linux then on Windows. :D

(i have downloaded the ISO. from the Linux mint site, without verifying the ISO. because i think it's safe, it's to complicated to verify for me) It was Linux Mint 18.3 i have Downloaded it on 2 April 2018.. so if anybody can verify me that the ISO. is clean that would be nice to know in the Future. :D

So i installed Linux mint on all my systems.. with Default settings ofcourse xD 

But i want some Extensions, applets, Themes, Icons but i don't know how to install them correctly.. and where to find these [Official repo's]

Can i just use Gnome - Tweak tool.. or something familiar to install Themes, Icons,.. What are your favorite websites to download Themes, icons, applets, extensions from.. and are these safe? :D

and like always i've enabled the Firewall :P

Thanks for all the help to the People who have helped me out, with this hard decision.. I'm proud to be a Linux-user.. Bye Windows xD

Any recommendations, tips, tweaks, idea's are always Welcome! 

 

Cheers.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 05:17 AM

(i have downloaded the ISO. from the Linux mint site, without verifying the ISO. because i think it's safe, it's to complicated to verify for me) It was Linux Mint 18.3 i have Downloaded it on 2 April 2018.. so if anybody can verify me that the ISO. is clean that would be nice to know in the Future. :D


Cheers.

Hey FireBlazer,

 

Great to hear that your installs went well and all is working great.

 

Since your installs are successful and working great than I would say your iso is good.

 

I haven't ever verified an iso download although some swear by doing so and wouldn't do an install without verifying an iso and it's probably a good idea to do so.


Edited by The-Toolman, 06 April 2018 - 07:56 AM.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:04 AM

...
But i want some Extensions, applets, Themes, Icons but i don't know how to install them correctly.. and where to find these [Official repo's]
Can i just use Gnome - Tweak tool.. or something familiar to install Themes, Icons,.. What are your favorite websites to download Themes, icons, applets, extensions from.. and are these safe? :D
...


Hi, great to hear you've installed Linux Mint cinnamon. I currently use it on a laptop. As with all Linux distros, I suggest sticking to the software in the official repositories whenever possible. Software in Linux is arranged in packages, and many packages require dependencies. What that means in plain English, is that software regularly require other software to be installed, before the software you originally wanted will work. If you install software from the repositories, rather than downloading it from a website, all this is taken care of automatically.

Also, installing software from repositories means it will be updated automatically, when you update your system. Unlike Windows, updating Linux updates all the software on the computer... so long as it was installed from the repositories.

In Linux Mint Cinnamon, click on the Menu, then System Settings. In the window that opens, you will find a myriad of themes, icons, applets, extensions and more, that can be installed, downloaded and installed, or otherwise "switched on," with a mouse click. :)

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:45 AM

I have to agree that your iso was good. There was an issue awhile ago but that has been taken care of. You can always check the SHA hash of your iso.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for the all the info in the past guys! you have helped me as much as you can.. Respect for you users, that you have helped me out :D 

I've run some Laptops with only 2GB RAM and Linux mint - Cinnamon.. runs perfect on it, sometime little lagg but thats all :P 

I appreciate it! if i have any other problems i will lett you guys know :D

 

Cheers! 



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:05 PM

 

Laptops with only 2GB RAM and Linux mint - Cinnamon..

Try Linux Mint Xfce, its very light on resources.

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sarah_xfce_whatsnew.php



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:20 AM

 

 

Laptops with only 2GB RAM and Linux mint - Cinnamon..

Try Linux Mint Xfce, its very light on resources.

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sarah_xfce_whatsnew.php

 

 

Ooh, some friends says to me the XFCE version of Linux, is also heavy, it doesn't make sense to try it out.. :/ or are things changed? :P



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:22 PM

 

some friends says to me the XFCE version of Linux is also heavy,,

Then your "friends" would be wrong sorry to say, Xfce is a lightweight DE


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:34 PM

 

 

some friends says to me the XFCE version of Linux is also heavy,,

Then your "friends" would be wrong sorry to say, Xfce is a lightweight DE

 

Take a look at this link.

 

https://xfce.org/


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:14 AM

What should i choose, what is more Lightweighter..

 

Xubuntu XFCE

Linux Mint XFCE

Linux Mint - MATE

 

:/ i have added 1GB RAM more into my old Laptop so now it has 3GB RAM



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:13 AM

Any of those are great choices.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:49 AM

I've installed Linux Mint - XFCE.. on 2 Machines and damn its Fast..


Edited by -FireBlazer-, 10 April 2018 - 03:57 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:07 PM

I've installed Linux Mint - XFCE.. on 2 Machines and damn its Fast..

Told you, now you can tell your friends how wrong they were.



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 04:55 AM

I've installed Linux Mint - XFCE.. on 2 Machines and damn its Fast..

 

It's even faster when installed on a SSD.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 03:26 AM

 

I've installed Linux Mint - XFCE.. on 2 Machines and damn its Fast..

 

It's even faster when installed on a SSD.

 

 

You've said a mouthful there! :thumbup2:

 

:welcome: to the Linux Community of Bleeping Computer, hope that you'll like it here & learn at the same time. :)

 

IMO, MATE is no 'slower' than Xfce, have tried both on low end hardware, unlike Windows, there's not a lot of processes fighting each other at boot, plus is packed with all of the goodies......ready when needed, using no resources when not. 

 

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