Useless and meaningless rant about my hate for Linux Mint...

From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com
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I hate Unity too...
And/or the M$-like bloated KDE. 

Because my long hated (and mostly reliable) Linux Mint went out of support, 
I decided to go with what I hate the least: Xubuntu. 

But I could not burn the DVD, so I installed it on VirtualBox, transferred 
the system to my real box, fixed up the MBR and booted my shinny new 
Xubuntu.
No sound...
Darn... 

After fiddling with it for a day I decided: screw it, I'll go Debian Xfce.
So I got my trusty net-install CD and...
It said that it needed 'proprietary firmware' from Realtek, but WAIT!
It also said that I could install from the 'proprietary firmware DVD'! 

Which (of course) I could not burn either...
So I installed it on VirtualBox, transferred the system to my real box, 
fixed up the MBR and booted my shinny new Debian!  :-)
No sound...
And not second monitor...
Darn...   :( 

After fiddling with it for a day I decided: screw it, Mint worked before, I 
may as well give it a F$%#ING try (I *NEED* a box!)...
Of course I could not burn the DVD!!!!
So I installed it on VirtualBox, transferred the system to my real box, 
fixed up the MBR and booted my shinny new Mint 17 Xfce. 

And now everything works!
But I am hard headed and now I am facing years (I installed LTS) of hating 
MINT!!!! 

Grrrrrrrrr... 

3 wasted days later, and with a fully functional system that I hate, I am 
seriously considering to end it all and hang myself from a pumpkin tree...
I warned you that it was a useless and meaningless rant!
So there...
ET

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ next time you need a disk burned, call. If no other reason so I can Show my wife your patio (she hates heights). Currently I have peppermint os, bhodi (enlightenment), crunchbang (openbox) and a few debians. We should do Tapas sometime. Rod KF4UWL ----- kitepilot@kitepilot.com wrote:

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ Sounds to me like you should hate your DVD burner! Jeff

=============================================================== From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com ------------------------------------------------------ Hey, we don't need DVD burning excuses here, show up anytime! :-) Tapas sounds good... ET Rod-Lists writes:

=============================================================== From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com ------------------------------------------------------ Nawh, that wasn't the problem. I didn't have blank DVDs. I live in the middle of the boondocks and it is an hour-and-a-half round-trip journey to go get them. Of course that if I had known then what I know now... ET DaWorm writes:

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ "M$-Like" - the go-to insult for all Linux fanboys. *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com ------------------------------------------------------ Well, imagine that... As per some recommendations, I gave a try to KDE. As usual, I installed it on VirtualBox, transferred the system to my real box, fixed up the MBR and booted my shinny new Kubuntu. And (save some pretty minor annoyances, grounded mostly on differences on how some programs 'do business') I am pretty impressed with the overall results. To the point that (so far) I would recommend Kubuntu over any other Ubuntu flavor! I may even give a try to Kmint, but then again, why bother? Or should I? What will Kmint buy that Kubuntu is not providing now? THANKS ALL!!! :) ET kitepilot@kitepilot.com writes: