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kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2014/08/06 15:48]
Allen Smith + Context section + LibreOffice 4.3
kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2014/08/13 17:08]
Allen Smith several small edits
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 ===== Install Notes Context ===== ===== Install Notes Context =====
-This page contains **Summary Notes** that I would use when going over how I load Mint 13 Xfce with someone else. If a system is **to 10 years old**, then these notes cover how I would probably go about loading Linux onto that equipment.+This page contains **Summary Notes** that I would use when going over how I load Mint 13 Xfce with someone else. If a system is **to 10 years old**, then these notes cover how I would probably go about loading Linux onto that equipment.
  
 These notes are rather extensive, because the more I worked with Mint 13 Xfce, the more I found that I needed to configure-- to make this version of Linux something I would hand over to a novice user. To be blunt, I consider Mint 13 Xfce to be a "best compromise"​ ... where it was the best 12.04 LTS Linux based distribution that I could find to refurbish **really old** hardware-- and turn that into a system that was actually usable for home, school or home-office type uses. These notes are rather extensive, because the more I worked with Mint 13 Xfce, the more I found that I needed to configure-- to make this version of Linux something I would hand over to a novice user. To be blunt, I consider Mint 13 Xfce to be a "best compromise"​ ... where it was the best 12.04 LTS Linux based distribution that I could find to refurbish **really old** hardware-- and turn that into a system that was actually usable for home, school or home-office type uses.
  
-That using this, even a 3.0GHz ​P4 computer with 2GB of RAM and an 80GB Hard Drive becomes a system I would use for my own daily needs. And if a really old (P4 era) laptop has "sound issues"​-- or some other old hardware related difficulties-- this is the version of Linux that I can usually use to get that system to reliably "just work".+That using this, even a 3.0GHz ​P4D computer with 2GB of RAM and an 80GB Hard Drive becomes a system I would use for my own daily needs. And if a really old (P4 era) laptop has "sound issues"​-- or some other old hardware related difficulties-- this is the version of Linux that I can usually use to get that system to reliably "just work".
  
 As the page title makes known, these instructions are everything I go through **after** the Linux Mint 13 Xfce installer has run, and the system has rebooted at the end of that-- to run this OS for the first time. As the page title makes known, these instructions are everything I go through **after** the Linux Mint 13 Xfce installer has run, and the system has rebooted at the end of that-- to run this OS for the first time.
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       * select then Remove the ''​packages.medibuntu.org''​ Software Source       * select then Remove the ''​packages.medibuntu.org''​ Software Source
 <​note>​GIMP 2.8 was the first version to offer "​Single Window Mode" ... which places all the parts of GIMP into a single window -- in the manner that many other Paint Programs are setup -- instead of having many windows open for the different parts of the GIMP program.\\ \\ LibreOffice 4.3 provides **drastically better compatibility** with things like Microsoft Office ... so I also consider it a "must have" program for using Linux.</​note>​ <​note>​GIMP 2.8 was the first version to offer "​Single Window Mode" ... which places all the parts of GIMP into a single window -- in the manner that many other Paint Programs are setup -- instead of having many windows open for the different parts of the GIMP program.\\ \\ LibreOffice 4.3 provides **drastically better compatibility** with things like Microsoft Office ... so I also consider it a "must have" program for using Linux.</​note>​
-  * Use the appropriate PPA's to update GIMP and LibreOffice to the current version. (GIMP 2.8 & LibreOffice 4.2)+  * Use the appropriate PPA's to update GIMP and LibreOffice to the current version. (GIMP 2.8 & LibreOffice 4.3)
   * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​otto-kesselgulasch/​gimp</​code>​   * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​otto-kesselgulasch/​gimp</​code>​
   * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​libreoffice/​libreoffice-4-3</​code>​   * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​libreoffice/​libreoffice-4-3</​code>​
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