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Last Review by kayakman - posted: 10-06-2014 04:41 PM
Ever since the install I could not get a complete update. Packages broken error message would come up. I never tried to print any documents until a few days ago and printing would happen on two different printers. Message says drivers were loading and still no printing. My only option is to save files to SD card and print from another machine.
Menu lay out is nice and very populated. Some applications I have not heard of or used yet.
Most of my use is social media, google earth, email, web surfing/shopping and a couple of games.
Install was a breeze for me. Even with limited tech savey I have managed to install to mulitiple hard drives.
Installation was the easiest I have seen. I'm not good with technical judgements so I must leave that for others. The first update package is very useful with most things needed to be up and running. Still checking other software installed and will get back to you. The last Mint version I used was Version 11.
Unlike Ubuntu, Debian 6.0 did not offer WL BCM4312 drivers/package. So I could not get the wireless part to work. My skill use in terminal usage is terrible. So I'm looking for another distro that will give me the drivers ready to install for Broadcom WL. I would like to use it wirelessly; enjoy the clean look of things, and the pop-up menus instead of the icons. That keeps the desktop clean and less strain on the eyes.
Overall it was easy to install and use. The availability of so much software is staggering. Just wish I was smart enough to make the most use of the operating system and software. Educating self is a major objective. Strongly recommend.
Review of SLACKWARE: After 3 days of attempting to find a way to make a wireless connection....it has eluded me to no end. I'm tired of people saying Slackware is so Great. If you happen to be a code writer/programmer, I guess this distro is for you. Not for me. My nic card shows up during the booting process. No way to determine how to find it from the desktop or do any configuration for it. Not one that makes sense. My laptop is a Dell 1545, 4gb ram, 80gb hard drive for installing Slackware, it took two attempts. Finally got a desktop (XFCE) to appear. My best experience of linux distros: LinuxMint10.1, PCLOS and SUSEEDucation. I know I know I'm overly critical here and you guys that know linux inside out I envy. Yet I was wanting to try Slackware and see what all the hype is about. So far...None.