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- 08-08-2013 #1
Mint 15 MATE.
Yep, Mint looks like a winner.
- 08-09-2013 #2
RE: Ubuntu 10.04
I don't see what exactly is the problem with the support. There are ftps all over the Net with updated versions of browsers, drivers, kernel upgrades, etc. Anyway.
RE: Mint 15
You can outperform yourself by installing also apt-rpm, thus besides .deb you will be able to install .rpm packages as well.
- 08-09-2013 #3
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- 08-09-2013 #4
My buddy was going to give Mint 13 MATE a try on his older non-pae Toshiba laptop. I'm really trying to break him of his Windows 7 habit,LOL. I think if I could just talk him into putting Mint 15 MATE on one of his newer laptops he'd end up liking it well enough that he'd give up Windows altogether.
- 08-10-2013 #5
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- Mar 2013
be careful on how you get him away from Windows. Find out what he mainly uses it for. If he's a gamer, Linux is not a good alternative, yet. If he uses any programs that are meant mainly for Windows (example: MS Office, Phototshop, Power Director) he will need to find an alternative for linux, which can take time to find and time to adjust to.
And of course he has to have desire to switch. Switching operating systems, especially if you've been using it for most of your life, is not always easy and if he's not much of a computer "geek", it will be even harder.
- 08-10-2013 #6
Believe it or not, but BrOffice and Libre Office under linux have more natural user interface than Word 7 & Word 8.
I have had no problems to switch-over from Photoshop to GIMP ... a few years ago. Actually at present I almost cannot work on Photoshop.
RE: Video Editing
The top 3 video editors under linux are: Blender, Openshot (.tiif maintaining .jpeg compression), and Cinelarra. I personally use ffmpeg ... and the text editor (for subtitles), without problems.
If a person is that great (to edit movies) he should have some intuition ... and knowledge & skills to switch-over from one OS into another. I don't see where the problem is.
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- 08-10-2013 #7
I think it's mainly a case of him not really knowing that there's much else out there aside form Windows and probably Mac. I don't think he's ever thought about Linux let alone known about it so he's pretty much a Linux virgin.LOL.
He's not into playing games, but he is somewhat of a computer geek, he's build a few desktops a few years back and always talks about his RAID set up,LOL. I'm just trying to get his feet wet in the World of Linux and show him that the majority of what he's doing with Windows can be done(and probably more efficiently) with Linux based Op Systems.
I've recently picked up an older non-pae laptop so I'll be putting Mint 13 MATE on it to play with a bit. Once I'm sure it'll work well then I'll sell it and make a few bucks, then I can roll that over into another laptop to set up and sell.
I'm trying to get sort of a "business" going of buying laptops cheap, putting Linux on em' and then selling them for a small profit so I can have some kind of income coming in. I enjoy messing with stuff like this so why not make a few bucks doing it if I can.
- 08-10-2013 #8I'm trying to get sort of a "business" going of buying laptops cheap, putting Linux on em' and then selling them for a small profit
I don't know if your area of Tenn. has that perk like I do. Just giving you ideas is all.
- 08-10-2013 #9
We have LSN to advertise on but no free radio time as far as I know. I just feel like I need to DO something besides sit around and this is something that I enjoy doing so why not give it a try.
- 08-10-2013 #10
All you need is a relatively good computer (it may be second hand), and a surround microphone ... also appropriate linux software.