I admit it.
I’m a messer.
So I like messing around with things. It’s my inquisitive nature. I like to see if things work, or how they work or just to satisfy my curiosity.
Yesterday I found a copy of the new Linux Mint 19 called Tara [They apparently are running through the alphabet using female names that end in A. Don’t ask me why. I wonder what will happen once they decide to upgrade from Zara?]
Naturally I had to mess with it. To make matters worse I decided to make my laptop into a Triple Boot instead of a Dual Boot. So I would have three operating systems to choose from.
To my utter amazement, it worked. I was astounded. I don’t think that has happened before as usually I break things beyond repair.
So I fired up Tara [now there’s a sentence to play with?].
I like it. It’s much the same as the older 18.3 but it seems a hell of a lot faster. And everything works. Even Google Earth works out of the box which is a first for many years. It usually requires loads of tweaks and Linuxy stuff.
On thing that jumped out at me is that all the old bland graphics and icons have changed. Normally this would be nice but I’m used to the old icons so I have had to rearrange them all into the precise positions they were in before so that I can just click them by habit. One of the problems with growing old is that you get into such a routine that if something isn’t precisely where you expect it to be, it is all but lost.
There are loads of other little tweaks and twirks and some things actually work that didn’t quite work before [Google Earth being the prime example].
I’m using it as I type. Yes – this is coming to you live from Linux Mint 19.
At least when they release it I should be used to the new icons?