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    goupon

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    http://www.linuxmint.com/

    Anyone know anything about Linux? Just a little confuse b/t Mint 16 Petra Cimano editio, LMDEX, Mate edition, and KDE edition. What's the different? I read but understand shit lol. Maybe someone can summarize those edition and which is better based on you're experiences.

    I just finished install Linux mint 16 on my third hdd last night and have not get a chance to browse through. Once I can understand the basic, i will start to implement this on a monk's computer so they can at least 90% free of virus compare to Windows.

    Nothing special or advance: just need adobe flash, adobe reader, rar, vlc, burn cd/dvd, m3/mp4 and words. But I know Linux come with LibreOffice and khmer font.

    I think Mint 16 come with all these? or I need to do sudo terminal. Where can I find trusted repository?
     
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    I guess you're gonna have to continue your research since I doubt many (if not all) of us on here use Linux. :D
     
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    I finally go with Linux mint since less coding (sudo comman) to install apps. So far everything seem to work perfectly :)
     
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    Never use Linux Mint 16 but I used Ubuntu and Fedora and Yes agreed a lot less virus prone.
    But these days I am just sticking to Win 8.1, could not bother too much with the rest......
     
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    goupon

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    Can't wait to get my hand on Windows 10.
     
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    Me too, but I hope that windows 10 will be good so !!! X3
     
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    Okhmer

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    Apparently Win 10 will bring back the old desktop screen although 8.1 does bring it back but I am still not a fan of win apps as they mostly paid apps. Still use old installation program because the win app also is either full screen or half screen you can not have them floating like the older windows.....
    What I do not like going forwards is that newer version of windows tends to make old machine run slower not faster...
    My old machine works fine with Win 8.1 but with Win 10 who knows I might have to fork out more money for the new machine :-(....
     
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    Yeah, I am still in love with Windows XP, and now Win 7 is not bad !!!! but win 8 is just not my thing !!!!
     
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    Before I go on any further, I am not a linux expert. I'm only answering this thread because I personally have a Linux Mint on one of my laptops.

    To answer your question, no, just like many linux OS's, Linux Mint do not come with all of those you've mentioned. They do, however, have other applications to substitute what you've asked for, like Foxit reader as an alternative to Adobe Reader, LibreOffice to MS Office, and etc. I had to go to the software repository in order to get the apps I want. Be prepared for this, you'll have to do the same. The good news about linux is that almost all the applications you need are free compared to Microsoft.

    You can probably research a little further on the differences of Cinnamon and MATE. The KDE version - I don't remember. If I can recall correctly, the Cinnamon version uses a little more system resources, so be mindful of the specs of your desktop or laptop computer, whereas the MATE version uses lesser resources. Both have a slight difference in their looks. Personally, I prefer Cinnamon. They say no linux is better than the other; it's all about your preference.

    Good luck boss.
     
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    goupon

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    It's kewl that we got some various operation users in here. Great place to get some general question and where to start.. :)
     

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