Linux Mint 8 Helena

Linux Mint 8 Helena

PostBy: Patch On: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:35 pm

Just a heads-up. In my journey to debug my Windows 2000 Page Load Failure problem, I found an interesting version of Linux that is very polished and user friendly: Linux Mint 8.
http://www.linuxmint.com/

Down load the iso image. Burn the CD. Change the BIOS to boot from CD first. Stick it in and GO!

Boot from CD with no hard drive installation. I am posting right now from Linux using the built-in Firefox 3.5. Connected to the internet seamlessly, found my USB thumb drive. With 512 MB of installed memory: have open two Browser windows, Thunderbird email, system monitor, text editor, and streaming 40lbhead audio. Memory usage 55%. AND NO HARD DRIVE. Very Cool!

Have fun.
john
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena

PostBy: Patch On: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:04 pm

The direct URL for the download:
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/8/LinuxMint-8.iso

or the download page:
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

I'm back in Windows 2000, on a fresh OS installation, and this software is broken! :x :mad:
Time to update.

john
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:35 am

I'm using Mint right now. It's pretty good, just a word of warning. Make 1000% sure your wireless internet works. After 6 months, I still have a wire running across my room trying to get it up and running and I find the community less than helpful.

Other than that, I love it. :D
jpete
 
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