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I'm looking forward to contribute to the community

Postby Wiz Kid on Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:38 pm


I just installed Linux Mint for the first time and I'm using the KDE version. I have to say that I am very impressed with the work you have done. It looks gorgeous, but that's not all. From what I read on the forums the Mint user group has a great community and I'm hoping to become part of that.

I was very into open source several years ago, and tried many distributions in an effort to learn my way around Linux and BSD. I used to post in the LinuxISO forums and I would share my installation and setup findings as I progressed through distros. That is until the server crashed and all my information was lost. After that I had a MAC briefly, but that ended when my plain macbook was not sufficient to run higher end video editing applications, and a system crash here and there due to my tinkering. Then after that I helped a couple of non-profit organizations to set up their Windows networks, which was childsplay after learning much from the open source environment. Since then I used Windows 7 mainly, but my friend is a big fan of open source so I decided to come back to it. I discovered that the installations are a breeze now, and with the Mint GUI being very beautiful and functional, it's going to be my main OS on the road.

I enjoy watching videos and reading about Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds, and learning from their stories. I do not look down on any of them, because they each chose their own path. I was also inspired by a video I saw of Richard Stallman where he said that he encouraged people to learn programming while contributing to Open Source. He said working on a live project and learning can go hand in hand. So if anyone wants to be my friend give me a shout here. I look forward to making new friends and help out as much as I can, while learning along the way.
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Re: I'm looking forward to contribute to the community

Postby jesica on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:25 am

:mrgreen: good day and welcome to the forum

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Re: I'm looking forward to contribute to the community

Postby caf4926 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:33 am

If your as smart as you sound 'wiz_kid'
You'll go a long way.

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Re: I'm looking forward to contribute to the community

Postby xenopeek on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:27 am

Hi Wiz Kid, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums!

Be sure also to check out the Community website (tutorials, hardware and software reviews, ideas). You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application Quassel IRC. After a short setup you will get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint.
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Re: I'm looking forward to contribute to the community

Postby The-Wizard on Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:51 am

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