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Old 02-04-2015, 04:51 PM   #16
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Success!!!!
Linux Mint 17.1 Mate now is a dual boot option with Windows 8.1, and booth perform smoothly!
Thank you again to Jeremy, Eddy1, Yancek, and Ztcoracat for your time and help!!!!
Cheers All!
hi there, i am about to do the same on friday, how fo you like it? I want a full linux machine, half being ubuntu or mint and kali on the other boot. Any suggestions? My machine will be a 64 bit 8.1 4G w 500gb hd.. the machine itself isnt spendy at all, 300 bucks, and i got it just for the experience of linux as the OS rather than in a virtual sandbox.
 
Old 02-04-2015, 05:03 PM   #17
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Hi RandyGG,
How can anyone find fault with Linux? Few if any security threats, it's all or mostly free, the available help is extensive and amazing, and you could never learn all the free apps available in one lifetime!
As for suggestions, since you definitely do not want me advising you, is to pose your above post in a new thread so it can be seen. I'm sure that will get you plenty of ideas and suggestions. I would suggest reading some of the tutorials at LinuxBSDos.com, or at least checking them out. I found them to be more specific and detailed than any others I've found to date. I would never have figured out the partition make up for Mint without it.
Have fun!
Cheers
 
Old 02-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #18
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A desktop Linux rarely uses more than 1GB, so you have ample memory.
It's a bit slow, but I have a little netbook which is a dual-boot Windows+Linux with a 500GB disk.

I would download some distros, try out the "live" boots and do a full install, if you like them.
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:52 PM   #19
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Thank you Jeremy. I plan on checking out other distros, but want to get comfortable with Mint 17.1 Mate first. I'm not a young man, so my time needs to be more focused than it once was. I am enjoying Mint very much already and am checking out apps that interest me and installing them now. plus I have two printed out web tutorials about things to do after installing mint about fixing known bugs, increasing performance, user tips and shortcuts, etc.
I still am challenged with the Zorin install on my old PC, and their support is strangely absent despite ordering their "Ultimate" version, but I'm saving this for another day.
Best wishes Jeremy.
Cheers!!
 
Old 02-04-2015, 08:58 PM   #20
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CINNAMON or KDE (seems winBUG$) are better DE !!!

http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_rebecca_kde_whatsnew.php



http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/



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Old 02-04-2015, 09:25 PM   #21
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Success!!!!
Linux Mint 17.1 Mate now is a dual boot option with Windows 8.1, and booth perform smoothly!
Thank you again to Jeremy, Eddy1, Yancek, and Ztcoracat for your time and help!!!!
Cheers All!
Your Welcome:-
Glad to hear of the success you have had. Enjoy your Linux Mint distribution!
 
Old 02-05-2015, 05:04 PM   #22
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Hi gor0,
I understand each has his/her favorite distros. I hear see a lot about those who think Cinnamon and KDE are the best versions of 17.1. Perhaps after I am comfortable with Mate I will check them out.
Thank you.
Cheers
 
Old 02-05-2015, 05:12 PM   #23
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Don't stick with Windows
They want you to buy Windows 10.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:37 PM   #24
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Thanks again everyone, i am downloading Mint - Mate right now and hopefully ill get the partition/mount in tonight and have a nice start with a new OS.. i decided ill try to get some of those pen-testing tools installed on Mint before going full Kali on the other side!

All your advice is priceless! This round is on me!

~cheers
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