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Old 11-18-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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Mint Cinnamon good?


Hi Folks, I just joined and I'm glad you all keep this forum going. Is Mint Cinnamon a good choice to start with?
Thanks, Joe K.
 
Old 11-18-2018, 11:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Mint is a good (and often recommended) distro for first timers. Cinnamon is the type of "desktop environment" or GUI (desktop layout, menu buttons etc). I'd suggest that you try a few different DEs (Mate/XFCE are the alternatives for Cinnamon DE in Linux Mint) and see what you like..

Try to download a few of the other distros and run them in a virtual machine or in a live mode to see if you like them. [If you need recommendations, please search existing threads instead of creating a new one ]
 
Old 11-19-2018, 01:59 AM   #3
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Opinions any good? No... Cinnamon* tho‽ Have fun!
 
Old 11-19-2018, 05:37 AM   #4
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Yes, it is a good choice to start out with. Let us know how you get on.
 
Old 11-19-2018, 06:20 AM   #5
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Cinnamon is a bigger desktop than mate, so if your machine seems slow, try mate instead.
 
Old 11-19-2018, 07:13 AM   #6
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Thank you for the good report on Mint Cinnamon. I'll try it. My laptop and hard drive are big enough...I think. 2.8 GHz speed, 8 G ram, 500 Gig hard drive.
Question re a place to put the Mint Cinnamon...I'm thinking that I'll place the software on an external SSD drive away from my Windows 10 internal hard drive. Do the backup Seagate SSD drives that you buy in COSTCO perform the same function as the SSD drives for Live operating system software? Either a 500 G SSD or 1 TB size.
Joe K.
 
Old 11-20-2018, 02:51 AM   #7
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Try virtualbox with something light eg: https://fossbytes.com/best-lightweight-linux-distros/
 
Old 11-20-2018, 04:52 AM   #8
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I always recommend trying Mint KDE whenever I recommend anyone try Mint.
 
Old 11-20-2018, 06:46 AM   #9
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I always recommend trying Mint KDE whenever I recommend anyone try Mint.
KDE is no longer supported by Mint since version 19.
 
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:11 AM   #10
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Are you serious? (<-retorical).. That's pretty bad..
 
Old 11-20-2018, 10:08 AM   #11
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it's good enough to spice up your day, ... with Cinnamon that is.
I use it whenever I boot it up.
it is not tooo heavy or complicated, but I do have a habit of installing some other window manager and using that instead.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:52 PM   #12
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Haven't used Mint much or recently but KDE is Plasma now?

By the way your PC likely dosen't doesn't support Linux!
 
  


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