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Don't use mint. Just don't.
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Radraymond01 wrote:

Don't use mint. Just don't.


Tried Ubuntu several times before and the same pain made me go back to Windows
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Personally I've never had any problem, except instead of using VLC I always used SMPlayer (and of course installed the appropriate codecs), on Ubuntu. I don't really know what you could have possibly done wrong but media compatibility has been one of the things that has ever given me LESS issues on Linux at all.
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Radraymond01 wrote:

Don't use mint. Just don't.


Says you with the Windows98-chan avatar...

Also what's wrong with mint?
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Not haha, both my laptop and desktop both boot in about 15 sec. Not hard to get and maintain those boot times. Use an SSD for primary boot drive and stop any non-essential processes from starting when windows does. Even with Antivirus and programs e.g. Steam, Games, Cloud Services. This is of course is not taking into account any other hardware limitations.
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kamaitachi5587 wrote:



Not haha, both my laptop and desktop both boot in about 15 sec. Not hard to get and maintain those boot times. Use an SSD for primary boot drive and stop any non-essential processes from starting when windows does. Even with Antivirus and programs e.g. Steam, Games, Cloud Services. This is of course is not taking into account any other hardware limitations.


I'm getting 15 seconds with a normal HDD, 25 with full drive encryption. If I used a SSD it would boot as soon as I hit enter on my password. So I get fast boot times and lots of space for a good price.

Plus I don't even need to run an anti-virus on linux so I am not wasting any cpu/memory on it either.
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Posted 3/3/16 , edited 3/3/16
For your information, I took a quick look at VideoLan's repository, and it seems that version 2.2.1 is the latest stable build. Granted, it was updated March 1st, which is after you started this thread. So when you ran your apt-get, you got version 2.1.6 which was the latest version in the repository. It's very possible that version 2.0.x was released before the repository was updated with it.

This is no fault of Linux Mint's developers.

If you run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc you should get version 2.2.1. :)


Please have a look, if you're still interested: http://launchpad.net/~videolan/+archive/ubuntu/stable-daily
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an1m3n00b wrote:


Radraymond01 wrote:

Don't use mint. Just don't.


Says you with the Windows98-chan avatar...

Also what's wrong with mint?


General unprofessionalism and being based on ubuntu.
(heads up, I use openSUSE on most of my computers)
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