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Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby iamkirbatron on Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:47 am

Greetings from Utah- Wanted to drop a line to everyone and introduce myself. My name is Kirby! I haven't ever been active on a forum before, mainly because I haven't felt experienced enough to actually contribute, though I'm sure I have hundreds of hours of lurking under my belt in attempts to troubleshoot and understand. I jumped ship from Ubuntu after unity, best decision I've ever made. I am a hardcore apple user, with the bug of attempting to stick linux onto anything and everything I possibly can. I am a sophomore studying electrical engineering, and have a smidge of coding experience. First thing, my very first post - viewtopic.php?f=46&t=160895 - is requesting help with correctly configuring graphics drivers on a MacBook Pro, if anyone reading this can help, it would be much appreciated. Second, I'd like to know how the more experienced users got to where they are. Any books, resources, or other materials you studied? Did you go to school for it? How long have you been a linux user, and how long before you really knew the nitty gritty? Any advice for me on my quest for knowledge?

Thanks for everything in advance, I look forward to being a part of this community.

-Kirb
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Re: Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby jahid on Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:31 am

Welcome to the Mint familly..... :mrgreen:
I am an student of electrial engineering too, but i am in my last year. i started using linux mint from my first year of university and got attracted to it, because i liked the simplicity and security. and the main thing that made me to convert to linux is that, i was fed up with the virus attacking on winodws pc.
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Re: Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:46 am

welcome to the mint family forums

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Re: Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby vrkalak on Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:59 pm

Welcome to LinuxMint :mrgreen:

Read everything you can -- Forums - Wiki - IRC

Linux: Tricks of the Trade > viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
What works for Ubuntu, usually works for Mint > http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
Linux Alternative to Windows > http://www.linuxalt.com/

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Re: Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby Crewp on Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:58 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby Zorba on Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:39 pm

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I have a master's degree in language and literature and I have never studied real IT (just word processing and stuff in my first year at college and I have benni using Linux as my main and only OS for 3 years. I have started with Ubuntu before I ditched it when Linux Mint Katya was out (my first love :mrgreen: ) and I think that Linux Mint is the easiest OS-Distro. No problems. everything just works and now i started writing basic tutorials and do artwork for Linux Mint :D See my friend it is easy-peasy and lots of fun :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby iamkirbatron on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:59 pm

Thanks for all the info! :) I appreciate it!
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Re: Lovin mint, new user from Utah

Postby jesica on Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:34 am

Greetings from the Mint family :P
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