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Hello from Sweden!

Postby mSorhall on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:41 pm

Hello, my name is Mikael and I am a complete newbie to the world of Linux. I am looking forward to learning a lot of what you have to offer! :)

I am 18 years old and I live in Sweden.

If you guys feel like something were of big help when you were a newbie, please let me know :D I am not a person who want to learn something in 5 minutes, if I fail I give up. I know that Linux takes time to learn, and I am willing to use that time. :)

So far though I have learned that Ctrl+Alt+T opens up the Terminal, and Alt+F2 opens up a mini terminal. I also managed to run the 'Mintinstall' command which opened some kind of massive installer program. From there I installed 'guake' which is another kind of Terminal which I activate through pressing F12, and it is really cool. :)

This is already my favourite community. I've been strolling around in the various parts of it and everyone are so nice! Looking forward to meeting you all! :)

(Till alla svenska: Hej! :D)
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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby The-Wizard on Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:12 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums


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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby HughT on Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:50 am

Hi there, welcome to Mint, I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby bimsebasse on Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:57 am

Hej! Velkommen til Mint.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:24 pm

mSorhall wrote:I know that Linux takes time to learn, and I am willing to use that time. :)

We should have a newbie of the month award, or something. This is an awesome attitude Mikael :mrgreen: So hi Mikael, and welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D

If you are going to spend time on the terminal, the http://ss64.com/bash/ may be a nice overview of some common commands. Three helpful commands are "man program", "whatis program", and "apropos terms". The man command will show you the manual page ("manpage") of a command, giving you (usually) a lot of information on how to use it (or get an idea why to use it if you are new to it :wink:). As an excercise to the reader, start with understanding the man command and then use it to find out about whatis and apropos :wink:
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man man

I read the manpage of any unknown command before using it. What else are you interested in learning about?

The most helpful learning tool for me has been VirtualBox. If you have a somewhat powerful computer (4 GB memory or more), go ahead and install VirtualBox. You can install it from the Software Manager, or mintinstall, or just:
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sudo apt-get install virtualbox

Then install another copy of Linux Mint inside VirtualBox, on what is called a virtual machine. You can start that virtual machine and it will run the other Linux Mint in a window like it is a program. It's like having another computer and you can tinker and experiment with it without fear of breaking your primary Linux Mint 8)

Be sure also to check out the Community website (ideas, tutorials, and hardware and software reviews), and the Cinnamon Spices website for adding even more themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon. Also check the mintBox, the Linux Mint computer :wink:

You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.
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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby dagon on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:48 pm

Halloj! 8)
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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby defcon on Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:44 pm

Welcome :)
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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby BlueKnight on Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:05 pm

Hi, mSorhall! Good to know you are from Sweden!

Welcome to Linux Mint! The world's happiest Linux distribution. :D
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Re: Hello from Sweden! & Thank you Vincent Vermeulen

Postby jaderiver on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:34 pm

Welcome mSorhall. I'm a Mint newbie, too. Looking forward to crossing paths in the forums.

Really wanted to thank Vincent Vermeulen for providing terminal commands which will help us understand... terminal commands.

Appreciatively,
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Re: Hello from Sweden!

Postby rivenathos on Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:50 pm

Welcome to the forums!
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