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Why I love Linux - Demos of LinuxMint
Youtube ^ | Jan 8, 2008 | mmessinger

Posted on 01/08/2008 8:26:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

A demo of my Linux installation. My window manager is Compiz Fusion. My virtual machine is run by VirtualBox. Distro is LinuxMint. Video playing is an excerpt from Planet Earth. Recorded with XVidCap.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech; linux; linuxmint; ubuntu
I didn't get the Audio to work for me.
1 posted on 01/08/2008 8:26:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hardware?


2 posted on 01/08/2008 8:28:23 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: ShadowAce; N3WBI3
I'm trying this on a AMD Phenom 9500 (Quad ) with an ECS A770M-A Motherboard with 4 Gig A-Data ....

Very smooth and responsive browser....

3 posted on 01/08/2008 8:31:16 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Bosco

See #3....I’ve also run it on AMD X2 4600+ still pretty good.


4 posted on 01/08/2008 8:32:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: All
Another Demo :

Drakes Sorta Technological Show - Episode 8

Audio works for me...

5 posted on 01/08/2008 8:35:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Bosco
The version I am running is Daryna...see this:

Clement Lefebvre has announced the final release of Linux Mint 4.0, code name "Daryna": "Linux Mint 4.0,

6 posted on 01/08/2008 8:39:03 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: All
Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.

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I have not tried this on any Laptops...but this is a very user friendly distro and has some very nice features. Repository and update features are a real plus it seems to me.

7 posted on 01/08/2008 8:43:08 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Video of Bill Gates wondering what to do after Microsoft:

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&brand=&vid=b5c341b9-d5a0-4524-9dea-9a8f56d19b63


8 posted on 01/08/2008 8:56:43 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Vey cool. Seriesly.


9 posted on 01/08/2008 8:59:53 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Bosco; martin_fierro

Oh didn’t mention I have a 6200 card in the PCI -E slot....


10 posted on 01/08/2008 9:03:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: N3WBI3; ShadowAce; Tribune7; frogjerk; Salo; LTCJ; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; amigatec; Fractal Trader; ..

OSS Ping


11 posted on 01/08/2008 9:41:58 AM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm trying this on a AMD Phenom 9500 (Quad ) with an ECS A770M-A Motherboard with 4 Gig A-Data ...

I play at the other end of the park - I'm seeing what will run comfortably on an old PIII. Once I finish with that, it's on to the old P1.

12 posted on 01/08/2008 9:52:31 AM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35
I try to stay ahead of my two granddaughters that just got Costco HP notebooks with Vista. See this fir a Linuxmint with Fluxbox rather than KDE....I assume it will NOT have the rotating cube:

Development Releases: Linux Mint 4.0 Beta "Fluxbox", 4.0 Alpha "Debian"

There is also Puppy Linux to look at and Damn small Linux....

13 posted on 01/08/2008 12:00:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
There is also Puppy Linux to look at and Damn small Linux....

I like DSL-N - A few more goodies than DSL, but still light enough not to choke an old computer. I've been thinking about giving Puppy a try. Ubuntu won't even load, but runs nicely on my newer box.

14 posted on 01/08/2008 12:27:49 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

I have a Puppy Linux installation on a 128Mb USB stick...the whole thing runs in memory..


15 posted on 01/08/2008 2:20:49 PM PST by shorty_harris
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I have not tried this on any Laptops...but this is a very user friendly distro and has some very nice features.

Any word on how it works with home wireless connections?

I'd drop my Mepis for Mint if it is better at handling wifi.

16 posted on 01/08/2008 2:39:53 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
There is an excelent article in the latest Linux Magazine...Jan 2008...in the section Ask Klaus (Knopper ) where he talks about the various problems with laptops...and they are many....

Some guy had bought a new HP dv 9549 laptop...had trouble with the graphics with Ubuntu 7.04 then he got the wireless working using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs

So you might look there

17 posted on 01/08/2008 9:58:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
A more specific resource:

MintWifi

18 posted on 01/08/2008 10:05:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks. Very helpful.


19 posted on 01/09/2008 1:59:33 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I think these guys are raising the Bar....


20 posted on 01/09/2008 2:10:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: shorty_harris; Ernest_at_the_Beach

I burned Puppy 3.01 and gave it a try. I liked the way it was setting up - seems much more user friendly than DSL-N, but everytime I launched the browser, the whole thing would ‘hang’. (Does Linux have the equivalent of Ctl-Alt-Del?). Once it even hung before I got to the browser.

I’ll play with it a little more.


21 posted on 01/09/2008 4:45:20 PM PST by PAR35
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To: shorty_harris; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Update - posting from Puppy Linux. I seem to have solved the problem of it hanging. Looks like it was a video issue. I think I’ll keep this one for a while.


22 posted on 01/09/2008 5:33:08 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Is that a laptop you have?


23 posted on 01/09/2008 6:03:46 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Is that a laptop you have?

No, it's an old PIII desktop that had been gathering dust, together with some older parts from around the house. I decided I needed a second computer, was having problems getting Windows to find the internet, and decided to see what Linux could do to it.

24 posted on 01/09/2008 6:29:38 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

A good success story!


25 posted on 01/09/2008 7:59:54 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Next step is going to be to see if I can set up the wireless connection for it.


26 posted on 01/09/2008 8:07:09 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Final update - wireless works like a charm with Puppy. (Something I never could say about Win98). (Just a quick setup after each reboot). Since Puppy’s more user friendly than DSL-N, I think I’m keeping it on my non-XP machine.

The switch to Linux was a lot less painful than I expected - and I didn’t even pay SCO for a license.


27 posted on 01/10/2008 1:47:52 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LinuxMint is great even on the laptop. I have LinuxMint 3.1 on my laptop with a Mac OS X theme (icon theme, GTK theme, and login window theme) along with Cairo Dock (Mac OS X Dock-like docker that was designed to work with Compiz, Beryl, and Compiz-Fusion). All I have to do is install my modem driver and my wireless drivers (I use ndiswrapper)


28 posted on 01/10/2008 7:10:29 PM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: PAR35

Great!


29 posted on 01/10/2008 9:19:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Linux Mint is wonderful. Even the XFCE edition - which I use - is top-notch.


30 posted on 01/18/2008 9:13:29 AM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Does any browser NOT run smoothly on a AMD Phenom 9500 (Quad ) with an ECS A770M-A Motherboard with 4 Gig A-Data ....
31 posted on 01/18/2008 9:15:12 AM PST by Petronski ("Make all the promises you have to." --Slick Willard, 9 Jan 08)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I instaled gOS Rocket 2.0 last night and just got done turning it into a multimedia OS. I installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package, lame, faac, faad, updated Pidgin to 2.3.1, updated GIMP to 2.4.2, installed Audacity and Avidemux and QDVDAuthor and Totem Xine (aka Movie Player) and Wicd (wifi manager), installed a bunch of Mac OS X wallpapers, ndiswrapper, and the Thunar file manager, and installed Remastersys and created my custom gOS installation CD (the ISO is 680 MB). The default gOS installation (only 530 MB) is severely lacking in software, but I managed to get a bunch installed, and now I have my own customized CD. I call it “gOS Ultimate Edition”.


32 posted on 01/24/2008 6:05:11 PM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: bigdcaldavis

Hey,....way to go...


33 posted on 01/24/2008 10:03:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Petronski

I can’t answer that,....I haven’t tried all of them...


34 posted on 01/24/2008 10:04:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Here’s what my gOS installation looks like. Look in the video description area for links to download the OS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQbsoifI9M


35 posted on 02/17/2008 10:04:13 PM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: bigdcaldavis
Nice...Here is gOS on an old Thinkpad:

gOS Linux Running on a 9 Year Old Laptop

I have an old Toshiba...I may try it on that machine....

36 posted on 02/17/2008 10:13:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I did a new version of gOS Ultimate the other night, this time adding more wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds, upgrading GIMP to 2.4.4, and replacing xine-ui with totem-xine. I had trouble getting my DVDs to play with Xine, but they play perfectly on Totem Xine. I may upload it next weekend.


37 posted on 02/21/2008 11:01:11 AM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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