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Linux Mint Daryna User Guide

Linux Mint Daryna User Guide

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OfficialUser Guide
Linux Mint 4.0 “Daryna”
MAIN EDITION
Page 1 of 79
 
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................................................2INTRODUCTION TO LINUX MINT ........................................................................................4H
ISTORY
.............................................................................................................................................4P
URPOSE
.............................................................................................................................................4V
ERSION
 
NUMBERS
 
AND
 
CODENAMES
......................................................................................................5E
DITIONS
.............................................................................................................................................5W
HERE
 
TO
 
FIND
 
HELP
...........................................................................................................................6INSTALLATION OF LINUX MINT ..........................................................................................7D
OWNLOAD
 
THE
ISO...........................................................................................................................7
V
IA
T
ORRENT
.......................................................................................................................................8Install a Torrent client.....................................................................................................................9Download the Torrent file...............................................................................................................9V
IA
 
A
 
DOWNLOAD
 
MIRROR 
......................................................................................................................9
EAD
 
THE
ELEASE
N
OTES
..................................................................................................................9C
HECK 
 
THE
MD5..............................................................................................................................10B
URN
 
THE
ISO
TO
CD......................................................................................................................11B
OOT
 
THE
L
IVE
CD...........................................................................................................................11I
NSTALL
L
INUX
M
INT
 
ON
 
YOUR 
H
ARD
-D
RIVE
......................................................................................12F
IRST
B
OOT
C
ONFIGURATION
.............................................................................................................26INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX MINT DESKTOP .........................................................32T
HE
G
NOME
D
ESKTOP
.......................................................................................................................32M
INT
D
ESKTOP
...................................................................................................................................32M
INT
M
ENU
.......................................................................................................................................37
G
ET
 
TO
 
KNOW
 
MINT
M
ENU
....................................................................................................................38The “Places” menu........................................................................................................................38The “System” menu......................................................................................................................44The “Applicationsmenu.............................................................................................................48The “Search” field........................................................................................................................54D
EFINE
 
YOUR 
 
FAVORITE
 
APPLICATIONS
....................................................................................................55M
AKE
 
YOUR 
 
OWN
 
SHORTCUTS
...............................................................................................................57C
HANGE
 
THE
 
APPEARANCE
 
OF
 
MINT
M
ENU
...............................................................................................57
ESTORE
 
THE
 
DEFAULT
 
SETTINGS
...........................................................................................................59
EPLACE
 
MINT
M
ENU
 
WITH
 
THE
 
DEFAULT
G
 NOME
 
MENU
............................................................................60C
HANGE
 
OTHER 
 
SETTINGS
.....................................................................................................................61
INSTALL/REMOVE APPLICATIONS ...................................................................................65
Page 2 of 79
 
P
ACKAGE
M
ANAGEMENT
 
IN
L
INUX
M
INT
.............................................................................................65I
NSTALL
 
NEW
 
APPLICATIONS
................................................................................................................66
MINT
I
 NSTALL
&
THE
S
OFTWARE
P
ORTAL
................................................................................................66S
YNAPTIC
& APT..............................................................................................................................69
EMOVE
 
APPLICATIONS
.......................................................................................................................71
APT.................................................................................................................................................72S
YNAPTIC
...........................................................................................................................................73
U
PDATE
 
YOUR 
 
SYSTEM
 
AND
 
YOUR 
 
APPLICATIONS
....................................................................................74
U
SING
 
MINT
U
PDATE
............................................................................................................................75
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