Changing From Microsoft Windows To Linux Mint 11 - Page 2

Having found it, I select the right package and click on the box on the far left of the selection window and select Mark for Installation.

A window will pop up and tell you, that additional packages are required for the marked package. Click on Mark to proceed.

Click the Apply button on the top of the window to apply all your changes now.

Another window will pop up. Click the Apply button again.

The software package is now being installed:

After the package is installed, click on Close to finish installation.

The previously white checkboxes on the left are now coloured green. This means that the displayed package is now marked as installed.

After the installation, we can find the installed package in Applications > Educational > Bibletime.

You can now start the application and browse through its contents. You can also go back to the package manager and install extra content to add to your application:


4 Control Center And Terminal

Two other important sections you will find in Menu > System are the Control Center and the Terminal. Control Center is the equivalent to Windows' Control Panel. Multiple system options can be configured here.

Terminal is one of the most important tools on Linux. Almost everything you can do on your system explorer can also be done by commands in your Terminal. See other tutorials for using your Terminal right. Be cautious not to delete your whole hard drive's contents with it.

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By: Anonymous

I do not believe so.

If that was the case why not use Debian to learn how it really works.

Linux Mint is a much better starting point for new users.  It contains things that will be needed by most users, that Ubuntu does not contain.

Linux Mint is capable of watching DVD's, running Java programs, and viewing Flash on the web.  To do that in Ubuntu you need to perform additional setup.

Let people start with something they can have fun with right out of the ISO, if they want to be more technical they will dig into it.

By: Anonymous

Good Examples. I did the old dual boot with Win7/Natty and decided to try Mint 11 Katya. I LIKE Linux but Windows users, don't be surprised if your computer has minor problems. Wifi would not work on my Old XP machine with Ubuntu 10.4. And recently, with Natty and Linux MINT both, the Headphone sound does not work. The Sound only comes out the PC speakers and the headphone being Plugged IN does not disconnect the sound. I have to listen to music/radio in a public place on the Windows side. The DUAL boot set up with the Wubi-Installer was easy with XP/Natty. I did find a similar easy install application just like Wubi at Slysoft dot com. Virtual Drive looks exactly like WUBI installer and installs Linux MINT easily. Just make sure your downloaded MINT .iso is in the SAME "new" folder AS the Installer. I enjoy Linux, but wish these minor things were easier to fix instead of these command code attempts. None have worked for the headphone problem. 

By: twogunmickey

While you mentioned free and non-free software sources in your little review you did not take the time to properly define 'free' and non-free'.  People who are no familiar with FOSS software may get the idea that the 'non-free' software source is for software you have to pay for, thus giving the idea that the package manger is attempting to sell software.  Of course this is not true.  What make them 'non-free'  is that the software is not under a free license such as the GPL, LGPL, MIT, or many others.

I believe this is important info for a new user.  The miss understanding could make them mis out on a lot of software if they were afraid they had to pay for all the non-free software.

All the software in the package manager is free, it's just some of it give you freedom.  :)

By: Sudarshan

You've given attention to even the minute detail. 

I personally believe that a person starting with Linux must start with the basic ubuntu version. That's how he ll get to understand how it works and how it is different from windows. 

And beginners must understand that linux is entirely different from windows. 

By: Anonymous

Good Point.

 It still Rocks though, compared to the other os's.


It's really not that hard, and with patience will provide you with great rewards. :)

By: John Holland

The installation of Bibletime concludes with the statement: "After the installation, we can find the installed package in Applications > Educational > Bibletime." How do I know that the installed directory of Bibletime is as shown? How does installation inform me of the installation directory? The installation procedure does not hint at an option to specify the installation directory: does Mint not allow specifying an installation directory? After an application is installed, does Mint not allow changing its installation directory? If anyone replies to this comment, please copy the reply to my e-mail address tmp7325 AT; otherwise I'll infallibly not see it. Thanks!

By: Anonymous

Nice Introduction to Linux. However, in the terminal section, you should clarify that Linux it is actually a terminal-based OS, with a graphical interface, in this case Linux Mint. Than means that everything you do it is translated somehow into a terminal command. Thus everything that you do in the system could be also done through the terminal. However, the Terminal is not always simple, and should be use with care. Moreover, there are certain stuffs (normally advanced) that you can't do with the GUI and you have to do them with the terminal. For example, if your system crash due to power failure during update, it is possible that you have to run

sudo dpkg --configure -a

in order to fix the failed installation.