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New member from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:39 pm

Hello all, I'm new to the forums here, and kind of new to Linux as well. I am an IT tech student, going for my bachelors degree. I look forward to learning all I can about Linux! My two favorite Linux distros are Ubuntu and Linux Mint. :D
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby The-Wizard on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:09 pm

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby vrkalak on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:36 pm

Welcome to LinuxMint :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby Crewp on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:52 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:22 pm

Thanks all! I am enjoying the world of Linux....it's taking a little getting used to, but I'm liking every minute! I already have Ubuntu up and running on an older Dell desktop. Now if I can get the brightness problem figured out on my laptop I'll be all set. I want to put Linux Mint on my laptop if possible.
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby The-Wizard on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:36 pm

mint runs very well on dell machines,depending on its age and spec [if 5 yrs or less] try the cinamon edition if older then the mate edition, or if you prefer then use xfce
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:56 pm

The machine is from 2004. Would Mint in it's mate form run faster on there than Ubuntu? Which would I be better off with? The dell has 1 gb of RAM.
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby The-Wizard on Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:24 am

I haven't used straight ubuntu for about 4 years, so cant comment on current comparative speeds, I can say i have a now 12 yr old acer [1.5 celeronM 1gb ] running mint with mate and it is still quicker than running xp when new. All i can recommend is give it a try
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby killer de bug on Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:12 am

Welcome in this wonderful world. I'm sure you will enjoy the journey and learn a lot. :)
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc on Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:19 pm

Thanks a lot for the welcome all! :mrgreen:
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Re: New member from Michigan

Postby jesica on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:01 am

Good day and welcome to the family :mrgreen:
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