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Old 12-04-2011, 01:03 AM   #1
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Linux Mint 12 mini review and some tips


Hello,

With the recent release of Linux Mint 12, and as a mostly happy Gnome 3 user, I thought I'd make a video about it. Mint always seems to strive to do what the user's best interest would be, and I thought it'd be interesting to take a look at the controversial Gnome 3 desktop from the magnificent Mint team.

Also just showed a couple tips and tid bits about getting around some of the annoyances and "Why in the world did they do that?!" moments of Gnome 3.

It's not super technical, as I'm not a top notch guru, just thought it'd be interesting and hopefully helpful. Anyway, here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGCA2R5G2js
 
Old 12-04-2011, 04:34 AM   #2
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Nice to see people like you taking the time to make videos. Personally, I'm not a fan of video tutorials for linux, but I'm sure there are a lot of other people out there that do. Also, I am replying to take this off of the zero reply list.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 12-04-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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Nice to see people like you taking the time to make videos. Personally, I'm not a fan of video tutorials for linux, but I'm sure there are a lot of other people out there that do. Also, I am replying to take this off of the zero reply list.

Cheers,

Josh
Thanks! It's probably the best way I can contribute back to the community, as I'm still quite new to Linux and can't really solve many problems on the forums. I like to try to solve common issues that the average user would want solved, and then show them how to fix it.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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Well, if your videos become a big hit, you should make a video on how to search using google, and how to use the search function within LQ
 
Old 12-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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Well, if your videos become a big hit, you should make a video on how to search using google, and how to use the search function within LQ
Haha. I don't know if I would want to solve issues quite THAT common!
 
Old 12-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #6
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Actually corp769 hits a point here, despite being very common things that every one should be able to do ("even" non-Linux users), most people seem to don't even think about searching when they have problems.
A video tutorial about this topics, including how to ask a question, (maybe named "Getting help for Linux the right way") would be helpful, since it seems to be to hard for some people to read How to ask questions the smart way, so we can link to that video instead.

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:37 PM   #7
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Actually corp769 hits a point here, despite being very common things that every one should be able to do ("even" non-Linux users), most people seem to don't even think about searching when they have problems.
A video tutorial about this topics, including how to ask a question, (maybe named "Getting help for Linux the right way") would be helpful, since it seems to be to hard for some people to read How to ask questions the smart way, so we can link to that video instead.
Exactly. It makes me mad when I see a new guy, with one post, asking a question, only to be answered by clicking on the first link that comes up in google. Sh*t, half the time, I just directly copy/paste into google to save myself the hassle if I notice that the question I am answering seems too simple. I know, it sounds weird, but it's like, my brain doesn't go that low
 
Old 12-04-2011, 02:37 PM   #8
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Actually corp769 hits a point here, despite being very common things that every one should be able to do ("even" non-Linux users), most people seem to don't even think about searching when they have problems.
A video tutorial about this topics, including how to ask a question, (maybe named "Getting help for Linux the right way") would be helpful, since it seems to be to hard for some people to read How to ask questions the smart way, so we can link to that video instead.
It seems like a good idea, but wouldn't that, in turn, be just another thing that people would have to search for? Or the people who end up finding it would be the people who don't really need it. Unless it became very popular, but my videos certainly don't get a ton of views. My original goal of starting my channel was to solve some common annoyances that I noticed in Linux distros, things that seemed like they should work out of the box.

For example, setting Compiz as the default window manager in LXDE/Lubuntu. Such a thing only requires editing one line in a couple config files. There plenty of tech savvy Windows users who are new to Linux, and I thought it'd be nice to make videos showing footage of how these fixes are applied.

Anyway, that's more of the direction I was going in for my channel.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 02:39 PM   #9
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So that's when you nicely ask a mod to make a sticky
 
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So that's when you nicely ask a mod to make a sticky
Good point!
 
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If you make such a video in a way that I can live with quality and content I will have no problems with linking to it in my signature, like I do with Mr. Raymonds smart questions article.

The problem with stickies is the same as with the search function: Nobody uses them.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 03:14 PM   #12
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The problem with stickies is the same as with the search function: Nobody uses them.
That's what I think too. I think the way things are now, it's just the nature of the best. The only people that would probably see it, are the people who don't need it. It'd be like giving a wrench to a mechanic who already has a toolbox full of tools.
 
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And that's where the problem lays..... But I feel the same, and I would do the same like TobiSGD said also.
 
  


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