Originally Posted by Isthmus
Good stuff. I can't wait to hear your feedback. One question though. How come you chose Mint over plain Ubuntu?
Also, did you go with the main edition of Mint, or did you try one of the other desktops (the XFCE version is very good and lighter on resources).
The main reason for mint is only because I used to run this on my E1705 (I think it was mint 4), and found the issues with Ubuntu holding true to the purest idealogical principals - which means I need to download various codex's, drivers, open office etc etc etc. I would rather simply have a working solution without typing "sudo" which Mint is.
I am by no means a linux fan - but I do believe you need to try something before you discount it and it's good for the kids to see something other than microsoft.
So far Sophia (the 9 year old) has grasped it really quickly no issues found - she has yet to see the games repository but I expect to see her play a tad more once this is discovered.
My experience with mint currently is that it seems to be as quick as OSX - slightly slower on bootup and shutdown but speedy in everything else. The only issue was wireless was not running out of the box and I had to download the driver by connecting via the ethernet- The 5530 card has not been checked yet - mainly because my sim is at work in the M11x.
Overall mint has been totally stable - have all the graphics running (cube, wobbly windows etc) seems totally rock solid. Have 50gig free (runcore 64gig SSD
) bog std install.