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Mint Replaces Ubuntu as Top OS in distrowatch

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  1. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I cant see the reason why from that image alone. Care to elaborate
  3. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Basically Mint Gnome Shell extensions is GNOME 3 which also maintains the functionality of older GNOME 2.32 .
    Mint 11 saw a drastic jump in users .

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    Gnome 3 and MGSE

    Features of MGSE


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  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Ooohh, Shiny!

    And yeah, backward compatibility is gonna be a huge deal with those who just don't like shiny things.
  5. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Cool. Good for them, one of my favorite linux distros. I like the hassle free nature of LM. Not having to deal with mp3/restricted extras (though, now you can do that during install), compiz always works out of the box (though, not well on my netbook ;) )

    Cool cool cool. I'm excited for this release.

    Though, I am much more excited for SKYRIM!
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    To be honest by the time I went to Ubuntu, It was Unity desktop, which I liked so never use anything else.
  7. andruoid

    andruoid Well-Known Member

    Numbers on DistroWatch fluctuate daily.

    I used Mint from 9 to 11, 11 was on a desktop I had at the time. However, using Ubuntu 11.10 right now as its the only distro that works without any wireless issues. I rather like Unity too.
  8. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    Is it me or does it look like OSX? I don't get why it's so awesome, the "dock" at the bottom reminds me of Win XP and is way too crowded for my taste. I use Windows 7 daily, but I might start using Linux since I think Windows 8 is terrible (I dual-boot Windows 7 and 8). Or I might just stick to seven just like many people did with XP (which I didn't understand TBH).

    EDIT: I didn't think about it, but I booted from an Android disc on my laptop quite a while ago. It's not exactly a viable solution though. :p
  9. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I still have XP, installed it on a vista laptop because it is less resource hungry (and MS keeps bugging me about my 7 activation.... blah, it's legit, but I'm not calling in to tech support at 3am when I'm installing OSs...).

    That being said, I'm going to be trying out LFS pretty soon, I have the files, but with Skyrim coming out tomorrow (2hours), I'll be busy this weekend ;)
  10. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Choose your poison ;) :D .In other news Fedora 16 Verne and Sabayon 7 have also been released .

    Android GB is painful on PC . I dont want to see it again. lol

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  11. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

  12. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Cool cool cool, I'll be downloading that monday.
  13. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

    I might check this out. I don't really like the newest version of Ubuntu.
  14. zflamewing

    zflamewing Well-Known Member

    I haven't dabbled with Ubuntu or Mint. My "nix dabblings have been primarily Free BSD and CentOS. I've played with CentOS most recently as it's very close to RHEL and that's what a lot of companies are using these days for their non windows production environments. I think I have enough hardware floating about to scrounge together a system with one of the last gen single core AMD64's and 2GB of RAM. I have to look at Mint when I do.
  15. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I don't like Unity. I managed to get the plain desktop back on 11.04. I couldn't resize those stupid icons or delete the ones I didn't want nevermind putting them in an order I wanted. I don't give a damn if the desktop can do 3D or whistle Dixie. I want plain gray and menus where I can get what I want. The applications get priority so why waste resources for a desktop?

    Windows has never used fancy backgrounds and I toss all the sounds. I hate the damn computer making noises at me.

    And who decided that Ubuntu had to look like a Mac? Why not Android?
  16. zflamewing

    zflamewing Well-Known Member

    @zuben el genub have you looked at a windows manager like fluxbox? I'm not sure if the project is still being developed but it was a very light weight windows manager that pretty minimal and built a lot of it's application launching around a right click to activate menu system. I used it a good bit when I was using a graphical interface for Unix and Linux. Might be worth looking into.
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  17. richphitzwell

    richphitzwell Well-Known Member

    U can easily customize LINUX to look however you want it to...plenty of options out there so u dont have to know LINUX at all.

    As for Ms have you right clicked on computer, properties,activate?

    As for mint overtaking ubuntu, ya unity has annoyed alot of people
  18. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Reply in bold.
  19. richphitzwell

    richphitzwell Well-Known Member

    LINUX has a hugecommunity that has software thatis simply awsome without needing to mess around with core systems.

    If you are legit with win then it doesent matter. Call them.takes 3 minutes to get it over with
  20. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    True, there is a lot of software easily available, but for inexperienced users, it is very easy to create problems. Of course, solving those problems is a fast track to understanding your operating system.

    Yeah, it might be a phone call away, but my xp disk was a foot away. And with my old system, the lower resource requirement fits better.
  21. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Ironically I know some folks who like Linux more than Windows .They aren't tech savvy but they find KDE (OpenSuse) lot lot better than windows . It's just a matter of habit and laziness I think .

    Mint has trounced Ubu in the 12 month ranking now !!!! turns out Mint has currently 3 time hpd than Ubuntu !!Could it be Ubuntu will be displaced after 6 years ?

    The distrowatch rankings

    2002 : Mandrake
    2003 : Mandrake
    2004 : Mandrake
    2005 : Ubuntu
    2006 : Ubuntu
    2007 : Ubuntu
    2008 : Ubuntu
    2009 : Ubuntu
    2010 : Ubuntu

    Clem claimed that Unity has resulted i sudden rise in Mint users .
  22. richphitzwell

    richphitzwell Well-Known Member

    Ill leave it at a definite maybe on the linux part but the same can be said for anything.
    As for XP ya that was wins big issue with their assuming guilt. Like I said call get it over with but youare far from being special in that regard. Cheers
  23. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Nice, I believe it could easily happen. Unity seemed very off putting to me (especially with the original release). I know a lot of people who were upset by it, and I can see why - it is a fundamental change from what they know.

    As much as I try to like KDE, I just can't. Especially on laptops. I'll have to try it again sometime soon. I like linux more than windows, but linux doesn't really care too much for most dial up modems... (especially mine). ;)

    That's true, but most inexperienced users really don't dabble too much with system configurations that much anyway.
    (and I don't know where the topic of customizing the GUI came from..?)
  24. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    probably from zuben's reply on why unity is more like mac and not android (android ?? :confused::confused::confused:)
    Unity looks more like a launcher actually .Androidish enough .
  25. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Ahh yep. That's probably it.
    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of it myself, though, I think that the old gnome 2 theme towards the end of ubuntu using it (somewhere around 10.4 maybe) was very OSX-ish to me. The rounded corners, control buttons on the left of the windows, etc..

    And I'm still looking into LFS, but I'm thinking I'll go with Arch first. Unfortunately, I had an issue with my VM and it didn't quite work out. Though, I'll probably just remove fedora and put on this new LM... ;)

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