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Tried a new distro that worked for me

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by cheese9988, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    So I ubuntu didn't work well for me for whatever reason. So I came across a linux mint distro. Basically an even more simplified ubuntu. Good for someone like me who knows almost next to nothing about it.

    It installs like ubuntu but enables all the extras. The codecs were installed, came with envy (just had to run the installer). It allowed me to run the restricted drivers for my nvidia card. After a little fighting I got all the desktop effects working with emerald.

    For some reason too the internet runs alot faster, ubuntu was slow. The only thing that won't work is filesharing with windows. Shows the workgroups, but no computers under them, and I think samba is working.

    Basically a whole lot less fighting with it, I'd say about 80% of the way to windows easiness.
     
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    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    Havn't seen that one before, maybe I'll try that next if I have problems. I like the interface on it.

    Looks like a google-mac-linux. This is the kind of support it really needs for linux to take off. If the general public can't figure out how to use it or run their apps with linux, it will remain as a playtoy.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    That's about the size of it. I hear a lot of people blame Linux backseat status on MS, but give me a break, you used to have to jump through hoops to play an mp3, or movies and don't even get me started on trying to get drivers working on new hardware. Plus, the public at large is just past the whole cmd line thing, and people don't want to write out commands, point click, and go, not play computer genius.
     
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