Linux Mint

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  • #71076
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    So I haven’t use linuxin a lonngggggggg time and was bore and decided to check whats new out there. And OMG! the last Linux OS I used was Ubuntu and its okay, but this Linux Mint which apparently being out for a while is amazing, I dare say better than windows 🙂 Check it out here https://linuxmint.com/ and if you decide to install it and you going to dual boot with Windows check this tool I am using to do just that https://www.imfiles.com/computer-tools/easybcd/

    #71097
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    Welcome to the ‘nix world Loco!! I have been actively dual booting Windows and Mint for over 5 years now too. Personal choice for me is the KDE desktop because it is so easy to customize. KDE got a bad rap a few years back as being a resource/memory hog but my testing proved that it is lighter than MATE or Cinnamon and not much more than Xfce. I also agree with using EasyBCD. The way I use it if my MBR or Grub get corrupted I can still boot into at least one of the OS to do repairs. I always install grub in the linux partition and never let it overwrite my Windows MBR.

    #71098
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    Yea man like lately I only use windows for work and some programming, so mostly I am using Linux 🙂 and I love it lol I neva tried KDE cause of the bad rap u said ehhe bu I might try it now 🙂 but bro Linux mint Cinnamon is amazing 🙂

    #71099
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    Mint Cinnamon is the main one for the Mint devs. Cinnamon is their own spin on a desktop. I have always liked how the recent releases just work lol

    Here is a screenshot of my “FrankenMint” desktop. (FrankenMint is Mint KDE + KDE Neon repos so I have the latest KDE Plasma5 and KDE apps) Second screenshot is system resources used at rest so you can see how light KDE is even on this old laptop.

    #71104
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    omg it uses basically no much of the resources heheh, nah I have to check it out now 🙂

    #71134
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    Another cool thing about dual-boot? You can access almost all files in your Windows partition and even repair virus/malware damage to Windows from your linux os without needing to boot from a “rescue disk”. Just install ClamAV or any linux compatible antivirus program and scan the Windows partition from linux. ClamAV is usable from commandline or gui.

    #71135
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    Lol that’s exactly what I do, like right now all the files I download I test them in linux 🙂 don’t trust windows at all. Can’t wait for Linux Mint 19 to be final its even faster 🙂

    #71142
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    Keep an eye on the forums at Linux Mint, loco. The beta is giving a lot of headaches with the latest version of Cinnamon desktop.

    https://forums.linuxmint.com/

    #71145
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    oh shit, I’ll wait til it’s stable than 🙂

    #71161
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    Linux Mint 19 (Tara) has been officially released now but there will be “bugs” to work through until the 19.1 release. I switched over to KDE Neon since the Mint team decided to drop the KDE version. Both are based on Debian/Ubuntu and Neon is stripped down so I can add only the apps/programs I need or want. Still waiting on the version based on Ubuntu 18.04 but it will be worth the wait.

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