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Old 01-03-2009, 03:27 AM   #31
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I have just installed Linux Mint (Elyssa) on my new laptop and it installed and is working like a charm! I totally replaced Vista so I can't say whether or not it will handle partitioning well (supposedly it does), but it has an easy-to-follow installation process, so I recommend it for the moment. But Damn Small Linux, Mepis, and PCLinuxOS are very user-friendly too.
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Man which is better Linux Mint 6 Main edition or yours (Linux Mint elyssa 5 ) ?
 
Old 01-04-2009, 10:05 AM   #32
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Man which is better Linux Mint 6 Main edition or yours (Linux Mint elyssa 5 ) ?
Good question! When I downloaded Mint 5 ("Elyssa"), Mint 6 ("Felicia") had not been released. I would say that you'll be fine with either, but Felicia has more good stuff included. Be sure to check system requirements, but the main edition of either version is probably your best choice.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:08 AM   #33
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just my 2 cents

Did you already installed a distribution?
Just stuck with your first choice, then try to understand it, and work with it.
After a time when you are more familiar with linux, you can focus on 1 distribution which fits your needs.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #34
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just my 2 cents

Did you already installed a distribution?
Just stuck with your first choice, then try to understand it, and work with it.
After a time when you are more familiar with linux, you can focus on 1 distribution which fits your needs.
I'm not sure whom you were asking but I've tried Suse, Damn Small Linux, Puppy, Mepis, Fedora, Debian (still on dual-boot on my other computer), Slax, Zen, Ubuntu, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS and possibly another one or two which I've forgotten to mention and, based on a recommendation by a member of a local LUG, I tried Mint and love it. User-friendly, easy to update, GNOME desktop (my preferred desktop), and it's not corporate-sponsored. I feel that one should try every distro they can get their hands on and then decide, keeping the option open to replace it later. Mint is working great on my newer laptop (I'm using it now), and I LOVE the fact that it replaced Vista, freeing up loads of memory.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 01:00 PM   #35
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This is weird.....I just answered OP's other thread (Which is better--Kubuntu or Ubuntu?) My answer was Mint!!

Addressing BOTH threads:

ioskata:
Pick something---anything---and get familiar with it. Only then should be worried about---eg---whether Mint 5 or 6 is better.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 08:12 AM   #36
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This is weird.....I just answered OP's other thread (Which is better--Kubuntu or Ubuntu?) My answer was Mint!!

Addressing BOTH threads:

ioskata:
Pick something---anything---and get familiar with it. Only then should be worried about---eg---whether Mint 5 or 6 is better.
That is weird! Maybe a bit of serendipity here, huh? I had never heard of Mint until it was recommended to me a few weeks ago, but I love it! Among other reasons, I chose it because it wasn't a "flavor-of-the-day" distro (pardon the pun), and now I see that it's number 3 at distrowatch. Interesting! I'm going to play with Virtual Box today, hopefully to get XP available for this computer. Heck, I wanted to replace Vista with it (XP), but that ain't as easy as it should be, so hello Mint!!!
 
  


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