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Author Topic: Used Mint a lot....now loving VL !  (Read 2155 times)

User-01

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Used Mint a lot....now loving VL !
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:38:07 pm »

Hi all. Have said good-bye to Win-doze and not looked back. I started Crunchbang (#!) with absolutely no knowledge of Linux about 20 months ago. Really liked it and learned much, but switched to Mint a couple of months later. I've stayed with it ever since, and have really grown to love it and Linux.  Recently because of the bad publicity of Gnome 3/Unity, I decided to try another distro just in case I might need to move on from Mint. Having studied several distro's, I decided on VL 7.0 as it made the most sense. I'm very glad I tried it, because it is truly a superb distro. I got comfortable with it right away, everything worked right on my PC (once I installed the NVIDIA driver), and it's a really an easy distro to get to know. Looking forward with great anticipation to what lies ahead!!
  This forum is excellent as well. Super folks here. I hope Granny Geek can hang around for a good while longer.
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Re: Used Mint a lot....now loving VL !
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 01:16:01 pm »

Welcome aboard, User-01!!! Glad you like VL as much as we do... ;D
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Re: Used Mint a lot....now loving VL !
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 04:04:17 pm »

Welcome to the family!
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Re: Used Mint a lot....now loving VL !
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 09:55:33 pm »

Thanks to all!

In fact, I've gotten to like VL 7.0 so much that I think it's time for me to donate. Now, if I can just find my wallet.....
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Re: Used Mint a lot....now loving VL !
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 04:28:30 am »

Welcome and thanks for your support :)
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milo28

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Re: Used Mint a lot....now loving VL !
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 10:53:01 pm »

... because of the bad publicity of Gnome 3/Unity ...

An excellent reason to look around. Much has been said about this topic elsewhere, and we need not rehash the arguments for and against Unity in this forum.

But I will say that XFCE is really really nice. I have been using it for a long time (probably 6 years or so), and it is awesome. It gets better with every point release. It is lightweight and very fast, but it has just enough eye candy to make your desktop look smooth and beautiful. The thing I like best is that is can be radically customized. You can put panels anywhere you want and make them behave however you like them to. You can have a Windows-like interface, or a Gnome2-like interface, or a Unity-like interface, or any other classic style, or you can easily design your own interface style.

Fluxbox and LXDE are also light and fast, but I think they lack the beauty and easy customizability of XFCE.
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