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    # May 23, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    > I still feel GIMP is awkward…

    I understand what you mean. But it really is very capable. But for logos (if you mainly mean vector drawings), try Inkscape instead.

    # May 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    > try Inkscape instead.

    Just got it up and running, initial impression… very curious. Thanks.

    # May 25, 2013 at 12:32 am


    WINE isn’t really that great. VMs FTW. Now, all I need is a few extra cores… : )

    # May 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    yes; RAM too. Maybe 128GB would be nice… :p

    # May 25, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Debian on my raspberry pi for small projects, website testing and prototyping. I haven’t made a switch over to Linux as my desktop system yet, but thats mainly because I dont have room to put a “real” Linux PC (as much as I love the Pi, it doesnt have the performance i would require. the Udoo on Kickstarter, however, may turn out different). Plus I have a dedicated gaming/live streaming Windows 7 PC and a Mac connected to a KVM/usb switch and multiple monitors.

    However, once I have room to put it in, a Linux box will become the next addition to my computer center. (my KVM switch supports up to 4 devices, so I’m thinking Win7PC + Mac + Debian + Udoo (or a MiiPC, another kickstarter project i am backing))

    # May 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    All our machines run one version of Linux or another, with my personal machine (about the size of a pack of cigarettes ) , running the Ubuntu flavor.

    Gave up on Uncle Bill’s stuff entirely about a decade ago and have not regretted the switch at all.

    # May 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    > All our machines run one version of Linux or another…

    not sure what you mean by that.

    # June 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    First post from **Mint**! : p

    # June 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    @traq, you running the new release “Olivia”?

    # June 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    yes, with cinnamon. installation (+LAMP,git,komodo) was a breeze. I’m liking it so far. Only problem is the workspace switcher is triggered when you mouse to the top left corner. I keep switching by mistake. :)

    # June 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    > workspace switcher is triggered when you mouse to the top left corner

    I’m used to that by now. :)

    I need to upgrade, I’m still on Nadia, using Cinnamon.

    # June 5, 2013 at 8:13 am


    Ubuntu server.

    # June 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm


    >_”When you extend to the right, it can be done within windows disk management. But if you need to extend your partition to the left…”_

    I got a new laptop with Windows 8. I’m keeping it, but dual-booting to mint. Today, I found out that the above quote is **literally true** – i.e., if the unallocated space is _to the right_ of the partition you’re expanding (“after” it, reading ltr) it works; if it’s _to the left_ (“before” the new partition), you’re SOL.

    WTH??? How do you even _manage_ to write software so dumb?

    >My old stationary is being delegated to a development server where both I and my partner should be able to SSH (possibly remote desktop as well) in to work on various things. I know Ubuntu the best – would another distro do better for some reason?

    @Melindrea – I second Ubuntu server. I’m running one now for a client, and I like it.

    However, [read this]( if “programs with a GUI” are the only reason for wanting a remote desktop. It’s faster.

    # June 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    compared to gnome what? cinnamon is a fork of gnome.

    I like it. It’s unobtrusive (which is, I think, one of the best things you can say about a desktop). It feels very “smooth.”

    I particularly like the settings editor and panel; I have also noticed that I like the Nemo file browser better than Nautilus. I don’t care for the “Desklets,” but that’s just because I don’t care for the idea in general.

    So far (as you can see from above), all my troubles right now are stemming from Win8. The new UEFI crap makes setting up a dual-boot (without completely breaking Windows’ MBR, which I’ve done four times now) a pain in the butt. Plus I had a minor issue with the sound card disappearing, but that resolved itself somehow.

    : )


    One thing I _do not_ care for is the software manager (MintInstall). It seems unreasonably slow and clunky. That’s largely a non-issue though, since I mostly use `apt-get`.

    # June 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve recently upgraded my Maja Mint release with the latest of Olivia, and it’s been buggy. Notifications would not disappear, and I can not change the audio output to HDMI anymore. Might roll back.

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