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Old 03-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #16
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Hi there!

I had the same problem with my music, photos and films when I moved over to Linux. Now I use OS X since the software support is often better and most popular applications have a mac version. I get the best of both worlds, in my opinion (I had to work a good while to make this machine work with OSX though).

To solve the media problem I could recommend that you setup some kind of network harddrive or something similar. Like a NAS or some cheap system with Debian. That is how I solved it, and I can have a lot of fun with the little server I've set up now. MPD is a nice tool that can be used for this; MPD Wiki. Some drawbacks are extra electricity consumption, some extra noise and space but those are not really any problems for me.

So in conclusion I found it troublesome to have an internal drive that was readable by both windows and debian, so I just gave up on that.
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:48 PM   #17
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So why Debian is installed from 4,4GB DVD and LMDE from 1GB DVD?
It depends what you want.
The debian DVD has all packages and software.
You can however use the netinstall, which will only install the base system.
Then you install whatever you want.

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Old 03-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #18
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If you've got a reasonably good internet connection, you can use the Debian netinstall CD.
That's not the point : ). He said that LMDE (which I've just started downloading) is identical to Debian only it allows non-free software. I wonder why is it so smaller in size then?

I am downloading GNOME edition. I am eager to try this Xfce, but I read that Mint was designed for GNOME and I think it's better to stay with the default choice for me. At least now.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #19
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That's not the point : ). He said that LMDE (which I've just started downloading) is identical to Debian only it allows non-free software. I wonder why is it so smaller in size then?

I am downloading GNOME edition. I am eager to try this Xfce, but I read that Mint was designed for GNOME and I think it's better to stay with the default choice for me. At least now.
This is a misunderstanding. The Debian install-DVD (DVD #1) is only the first part of a set of 8 DVDs, which contain the complete free repository. Not all what is on this DVD is installed when you choose the standard install. You can install an almost complete Debian desktop with only the first CD (from a set of 52 CDs), only some minor applications have to be installed from the second CD.
But it is not harder to compare those sizes, because the Debian disc is a install-disc (installer and repositories), while the LMDE-disc is a live-system, that will be copied to the harddisk at install time.

And by the way, LMDE is not identical to Debian, it adds some applications, some Mint-specific, like the menu or the backup-application, and some that are not in the Debian repositories (at least in this form), like Firefox and Thunderbird.

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Old 03-27-2011, 01:14 PM   #20
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Harju - that's a good idea. I think even very good : ). Thanks.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #21
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That's not the point : ). He said that LMDE (which I've just started downloading) is identical to Debian only it allows non-free software. I wonder why is it so smaller in size then?

I am downloading GNOME edition. I am eager to try this Xfce, but I read that Mint was designed for GNOME and I think it's better to stay with the default choice for me. At least now.
You can add non-free content to a standard Debian system by modifying the list of available repositories (/etc/sources.list i think). I even think they are already there but commented out (maybe that's in Ubuntu). I think it's a good idea to start with a package like LMDE and see what you like/don't like before you install a clean Debian (if that is what you want).
 
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I finished downloading (LMDE GNOME 64bit). Now I am starting to install. Thank you for all the information. It WAS helpful.
 
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You can add non-free content to a standard Debian system by modifying the list of available repositories (/etc/sources.list i think). I even think they are already there but commented out (maybe that's in Ubuntu).
You are asked during the install if you want to enable them.
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:31 PM   #24
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@zodwiertu: try running Opera without Gtk or KDE integration. You may find it runs faster. You can set this by changing opera:config#FileSelector|DialogToolkit to 4, clicking save and restarting Opera.
 
  


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