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    Linux Mint tweaks

    Hello all,
    Found this article about "tweaking" Linux Mint ... Thought that it was a worthwhile read Mint Tweaks Regards Fred
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    Thanks Fred. If I ever get the time to install the new Mint I will check out the article.
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    Interesting, Fred. I've bookmarked this one now. Thanks!

    Hey, where did the Thanks button go?

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    I tried a few of these in Ubuntu. They work as well. If you snoop around the linked site, you'll find there is an (almost?) identical Ubuntu Tweeks page. Thanks

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    I see a "Thanks" button at the bottom left of each post.

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    Hi Fred, Thanks for the tips link and plan to use them to fix up my Linux 12 installation. By the way, I am interested in installing the Zorin 5.2 in place of my current Ubuntu 11.10 system ( I have Win Vista HP, Ubuntu 11.10, and Linux Mint 12 installed on my HP Pavilion dv9543cl which has two identical 160 GB harddrives). Everything seems to work well, however, I am just learning about linux systems and think that the Zorin 5.2 might be what I really want as it has so much flexibility; the free version has the ability to operate like Win XP, Win 7, and an earlier Win version while the donation-ware version has additional flexibility). It is based on Ubuntu and I would like to find an easy way to substitute for my current Ubuntu 11.10. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilwon3 View Post
    It is based on Ubuntu and I would like to find an easy way to substitute for my current Ubuntu 11.10. Any suggestions?
    wilwon,
    Hello...Zorin 5.2 sounds like what I'm looking for as well ( i will look into it though)...But have no experience with it. I'm still running Mint 11 and have tried (unsuccessfully) Ubuntu..What i do know is whenever i have tried to install any "Linux" OS in my multi-boot PC it always wants to make itself the "big dog", and will mess with my other OS's. ...So what i have found is this ...
    1. Download the OS and burn it to CD

    2. Power down and remove (unplug) all of my hard drives...Data and OS's, except the one i want to place "Linux" on ( spare HD ..or one that i have made an Image of)...Even if it's only a temporary trial...a lot less problems this way.

    3. Load up the new "distro" and "let-er-rip" ...

    4. Play with the new OS a while ...If i like it and think that i might be a "keeper"... I'll power down and reconnect my other OS's

    5. Re-boot into one of my old OS's, which are controlled boot wise with the free program EasyBCD ..once up i can then modify the boot sequence using EasyBCD to include the new "Linux distro" Post back with any results with "Zorin" or if you have questions ... Regards Fred
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    You only see the thanks button if you are logged in.

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    Thanks Fred.

    I've been thinking of going to mint as I've had enough with Ubuntu 11.10/unity. However the Ubuntu system is in constant use and I need to get enough time to install Mint and reinstall apps. Will keep this article handy.

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    Jock, I believe deadeye most likely knows that. He is one of our administrators after all.
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    @Jock,

    Thanks, Jock. I am aware one must be logged in to see the 'Thanks' button. The 'Thanks' button was missing on my browser screen when I posted that remark back in July. When I restarted my browser, I could see the 'Thanks' button again.

    That may be one for Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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    Hi Fred,

    Thanks for your response; I have never tried EasyBCD, so will give it a try. As mentioned above, I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 on my drive 0 and Lint Mint 12 on drive 1. I am still learning how to use linux and have updated Ubuntu with the current version 10 of Firefox (great browser and it is available as an Ubuntu compatible version). I am thinking to seeing if I can use Easy BCD to reconfigure my boot loader to disable one or the other of the linux installations, then install Zorin 5.2 in place of that installation (or I may have to delete the partitions in which that linux installation currently exists). Will post my progress.

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