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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2018, 11:46:31 am »
Do you realize that the difference between the different BSD's is bigger than the difference between all the linux distros that you have listed above?
Actually, you could throw Arch together with the ones you like. All, except Gentoo, use systemd as the init/supervision daemon.

Have you tried all of the BSD's? Otherwise, you shouldn't say that they are not your cup of tea. Did you know that Nvidia support is better on FreeBSD than on Linux? While it doesn't even exist on OpenBSD??

Thank you for pointing that out pin! As a matter of fact, my use was always restricted to the desktop and, to be fair, I've only used FreeBSD a while ago. I can't say anything about Nvidea support... I do remember not having too much trouble with drivers (except wifi drivers back in the day). 
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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2018, 11:59:54 am »
 :)
...and I just use NetBSD  ;)
Please, don't ask me why?  :)
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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2018, 04:06:48 am »
don't get me wrong, but i would love a Linux version with the look and feel off windows XP ore 7.
their are a lot of people that would change because they grew up with that, and made a pc to work for them (except the BSOD off course  :'( )

am a distro hopper as well but no distro could hold as long as peppermint at this moment.
but sometimes you get a bit disappointing like when software form the  software manager app does not work.
wanted to us a simple graphic program like pinta.
starts up and when using it it crashes.
i know their is this forum that will help, but it is sad that these things occur and dent the trust you have in a distro

just like that i had to update, restart and came in some kind of boot loop to the login screen again and again
i later found out that i had not enough space on the hd to go to the updating process.
i did not got a popup that it needed more space before the updates.

so these things can back off potential Linux users and thats a shame.


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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2018, 07:42:59 am »
Sorry to disagree, but if I wanted windows I would use windows.
Some of us are not windows refugees, some of us choose to run Linux.

Also, I believe that having an idea of the free space you have on the hard drive should be an obvious thing to do, as it is to back-up....

Just my thoughts, you can obviously agree or not  ::)
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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2018, 07:52:34 am »
@pin
i don't know if you know win10 but that is a disaster and sure from the 1803 and up version.

what i meant is that the system did not warn for the lack off hd space it needed for the update.
i need my laptop on daily basis so have to find time to make it a total peppermint machine.
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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2018, 09:16:58 am »
i would love a Linux version with the look and feel off windows XP ore 7.


There are distros that are supposed to be more like Windows. Zorin and Mint are two that come to mind.

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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2018, 09:35:34 am »
Unfortunately, I do have to use windows... that's what we have at work  :(
Yes, its now 10.

If you want your linux to look like windows check this out https://b00merang.weebly.com/windows-10.html
I believe there's a version for XP and 7 as well, just look at the github repo...
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Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2018, 10:47:33 am »
Lest we forget an open version of Windows (retro)... ReactOS, for those who pine for the good old WinNT days.

see: https://www.reactos.org/