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Linux Mint User Guide

Linux Mint User Guide

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OfficialUser Guide
Linux Mint
MATE Edition
Page 1 of 51
 
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO LINUX MINT ........................................................................................ 4H
ISTORY
.........................................................................................................................................4P
URPOSE
.........................................................................................................................................4V
ERSION
 
NUMBERS
 
AND
 
CODENAMES
..................................................................................................5E
DITIONS
........................................................................................................................................6W
HERE
 
TO
 
FIND
 
HELP
.......................................................................................................................6INSTALLATION OF LINUX MINT .......................................................................................... 7D
OWNLOAD
 
THE
ISO.......................................................................................................................7
V
IA
T
ORRENT
.................................................................................................................................7Install a Torrent client...............................................................................................................8Download the Torrent file.........................................................................................................8V
IA
 
A
 
DOWNLOAD
 
MIRROR 
................................................................................................................8
EAD
 
THE
ELEASE
N
OTES
..............................................................................................................8C
HECK 
 
THE
MD5...........................................................................................................................9B
URN
 
THE
ISO
TO
DVD...............................................................................................................10B
OOT
 
THE
L
IVE
DVD....................................................................................................................11I
NSTALL
L
INUX
M
INT
 
ON
 
YOUR 
H
ARD
D
RIVE
...................................................................................12T
HE
B
OOT
 
SEQUENCE
.....................................................................................................................19INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX MINT DESKTOP ......................................................... 21T
HE
MATE D
ESKTOP
..................................................................................................................21D
ESKTOP
S
ETTINGS
........................................................................................................................21
G
ETTING
 
TO
 
KNOW
 
THE
 
MENU
..........................................................................................................23The “Places” menu..................................................................................................................23The “System” menu................................................................................................................25The “Applications” menu........................................................................................................29The “Search” field...................................................................................................................31D
EFINE
 
YOUR 
 
FAVORITE
 
APPLICATIONS
..............................................................................................32M
AKE
 
YOUR 
 
OWN
 
SHORTCUTS
..........................................................................................................32L
AUNCH
 
APPLICATIONS
 
AUTOMATICALLY
 
WHEN
 
YOU
 
LOG
 
IN
..................................................................32C
HANGE
 
THE
 
APPEARANCE
 
OF
 
THE
 
MENU
..........................................................................................33A
CTIVATE
 
THE
ECENT
 
PLUG
-
IN
......................................................................................................34
ESTORE
 
THE
 
DEFAULT
 
SETTINGS
......................................................................................................35
EPLACE
 
THE
 
MENU
 
WITH
 
THE
 
DEFAULT
MATE
MENU
........................................................................35
SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................. 36P
ACKAGE
M
ANAGEMENT
 
IN
L
INUX
M
INT
.........................................................................................36
T
HE
S
OFTWARE
M
ANAGER 
.............................................................................................................41T
HE
M
ENU
..................................................................................................................................41S
YNAPTIC
& APT........................................................................................................................41
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EMOVE
 
APPLICATIONS
...................................................................................................................42
F
ROM
 
THE
M
ENU
..........................................................................................................................42U
SING
APT.................................................................................................................................43S
YNAPTIC
.....................................................................................................................................43
U
PDATE
 
YOUR 
 
SYSTEM
 
AND
 
YOUR 
 
APPLICATIONS
................................................................................43
U
SING
 
THE
U
PDATE
M
ANAGER 
........................................................................................................44
TIPS AND TRICKS .................................................................................................................... 48C
OPY
 
AND
 
PASTE
 
WITH
 
THE
 
MOUSE
..................................................................................................48T
AKES
 
NOTES
 
WITH
T
OMBOY
..........................................................................................................49CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................................... 50
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