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Re: [News] Linux Mint Reviewed in News Factor

> 7 wrote:
>> Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Review: New Linux Mint a Desktop Lightweight at Best
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>> Overall, Mint 7 offers most of the software that an
>>>>> average user needs. Though I have issues with the OS,
>>>>> it still can be used as a "light" desktop.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Linux-Mint-a-Desktop-Lightweight/story.xhtml?story_id=13000CYORQEI&full_skip=1

or http://tinyurl.com/ljttul

>>> When it comes to Linux, just like a tampon, there is
>>> always a string attached.
>> So when it comes to micorsoft and appil, the string is
>> broken and now you have a medical emergency?
> It's interesting that Flatfarb should mention tampons, since
> he's always on the rag.

Let's start with the installation. Mint follows the Ubuntu
installation process quite closely. You can choose the drive you
want to install -- alongside an existing Windows install, the
whole drive, on the free space left on the drive, or manual settings.

I used the recommended Whole Drive option. You need to fill in
the time zone you're in, keyboard layout type (US English is most
common), username and password.

Boot time to Mint 7's desktop is 30 seconds on auto-login, and
shutdown takes 10 seconds. That's pretty fast compared to even
Windows Vista and XP

Performance is impressive.

Well, I don't know what transpired, but my daughter was using my
XP boot session.  Now, something has disabled the Symantec
Personal Firewall with a "You don't have sufficient privileges"
when I tried to re-enable it.  Same issues with root
"administrator" in "Safe Mode".  Looks like a viral taint.  On XP
Home there are only 2 user privileges, "User" and
"Administrator".  Because most XP software cannot function
properly in "User" has left nearly all with "Administrator"
privileges, which is odd that someone with "Administrator"
privileges would not have access.

For now, I have them using the Ubuntu login to browse the
Internet.  It hasn't been compromised.  Am doing a ClamAV scan of
the Windows partition.

Will probably have to blow away the Windows partition and
re-install it.  It is about time, last time was about a year and
a half ago.  I haven't blown away Ubuntu, now going on its 3rd
year.  When I changed mobo's, kept the same Ubuntu without
re-installation, which is sweet.

Played Sauerbraten this afternoon in Ubuntu.  Sweet, like an
updated Doom bang-bang-shoot-em-up game.  Ended up morphing
repeatedly after being killed in one of the last sessions as
Private Stan Sauer.


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