I love how you can customize everything is in this operating system. You can download thousands of software programs, tweak settings, make it your what you want. The reason why I have used it for years is that its free however there is a learning curve to it just like any other software programs you use. Once you get the hang of it you can do almost anything you want.
My Current Computer Desktop – Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) with Ambiance flat blue theme. It is a dark theme that is easy on the eyes and easy too use.
So I revamped (again) my laptop configuration. I can never leave well enough alone it seems…oh well. Sometimes something doesn’t work just right so you need to make a change until it does.
I installed Linux Mint 17.1 which seems to be working well on my Dell Latitude D630 which has a few years on it. Recently I experimented with other Linux distributions but they didn’t seem to have a ease of use that Mint has touted for years. Not that I am a total noob but I want something that just plain works.
Then I installed Google Chrome to be my default browser because I intend to use Google Drive for document and image storage offline. It seems to make sense because I anticipate Google to be around for a long time and I can access and edit my documents on different devices, yea for the cloud.
I did download my documents for local use when I need to. You can download your folder into a zip file.
So I think I will settle on this unless I discover something that isn’t working well. Of course I will make adjustments along the way. This is a fun thing to do and to make best use of low cost technology and resources to do what I need to do.
My desktop setup. A laptop with a second hand LCD monitor plugged in. I’m running Linux too. It’s super geeky don’t ya think?
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” has been released today to the masses. It is based on Ubuntu 12.10 and features Mate 1.4 and Cinnamon 1.6. I have downloaded it and will check it out on a live USB. Depending on the results I will do a dual boot set up with Linux Mint 13.
Is anyone having problems uploading photos to Tumblr using the Linux version of Firefox?
Today I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 for kicks. I installed it on another laptop I have thats an older machine but does perform some things better than my primary laptop.
I installed it on that laptop and its slow as mud. Really I think Ubuntu is going backwards in creating a speedy environment for different configurations. Eventually many of us who have older systems will have to get machines that are more up-to-date and can handle the processes that new software demands. There are several things I didn’t like about Ubuntu 12.10 including not being able to install proprietary drivers out of the box and it seems to be a memory hog too.
So, for me I will stick with Linux Mint 13 which is running well and has provided me a great desktop environment in MATE. I just hope they will keep the bloat to a minimum.