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Linux Mint 7 Questions

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by DreamSeller, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. DreamSeller Guest

    Ok im thinking of getting Linux Mint 7 in a few days... Anyone tried it how it works?
    Ive read that its very similar to Ubuntu or even better which i used some time ago... my other question is how will i get my drivers for LAN(Realtek 8111C)/audio Realtek ALC662 :ohwell: there arent any on the cd...
    thanks
     
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    I actually JUST installed linux mint in a VM..

    [​IMG]

    Its uBuntu based so its already got a lot of stuff and wide variety of programs available.... I LOVE it.

    Boot to the Live CD to check for drivers/compatability.
     
  3. DreamSeller Guest

    im downloading it now ^^
     
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    ah man i love mint :D its so cool still have to get my hd4670 drivers lol
     
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    Definitely try out Compiz when you get the drivers installed. :cool:
     
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    got them... any hints on the compiz thing ?
     
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    it's really nice, light and fast distro, still prefer Ubuntu but thats cause im a noob in linux and really need all the support i can get.
     
  9. DreamSeller Guest

    IMO mint is easier it comes with all kodeks installed :D
     
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    I put Mint on something, and a week later, Firefox started having problems. My brother put Mint on something, and a week later, Firefox started having problems. I like Mint a lot, but it's 0-2 at the moment.

    Others I've used recently that are also easy-to-use are PCLOS, AntiX (lighter version of SimplyMepis), Crunchbang, Mandriva (pretty, but takes decent hardware to run), and Puppy Linux.

    I'm impressed with how nice Puppy is for how small it is. There are even smaller ones, but Puppy is like a full point-and-click desktop.

    All of the above detected my wireless fine exept for AntiX. Strangely, the ONLY one that is plug-and-play and doesn't freeze up with my Microsoft camera and Skype is Crunchbang. Windows XP didn't even play nice with that MS camera and Skype. I like Crunchbang, especially on somewhat-old hardware, but it's not as intuitive to me as some of the others.
     

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