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Hi, from a newbie from Quebec, Canada

Postby nuagedeboucane on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:10 am

Hello everybody. I' m a newcomer from Win XP. I had already heard about Linux, a few years ago. I even got a Live USB stick with Ubuntu (don't remember wich version) What I saw at this moment, was really appealing. So I have tried to install it on my second HD, and leave Win XP, so I could dual boot. But since the terminology differs from Micro$oft, (disk drive names: C:, D: versus SDA, SDA1, SDB) I have erased my Win XP HD. That made me no longer wish to use Linux, even if it wasn't the OS' fault.


At the time I heard that M$ wished all of us, XP users, to buy Win 8.x (In my case, it was more like buy a new computer = NO WAY), I looked back at Linux, and found Mint. It' s not perfect. But which OS is perfect? I have very little knowledge of UNIX based systems. (I have taken a course like 25 years ago) I remember when the Sperry 5000 (the Unix machine on which we were learning) passed away. Then, the teacher gave us 5 1/4 floppies with Minix on it, to continue practicing.


So I had 3 old computers to install Linux on. I began on the oldest, which I have still not already finished. (S3 Virge video card driver). My second one is completely functionnal. I will wait for the release of Mint 17, to do a clean dual boot install on my 3rd machine, and then, upgrade the other two. After that, since this will a LTS version, I don't intend to flip flop between other versions, until this one is no longer supported.

Thanks for reading :wink:
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Re: Hi, from a newbie from Quebec, Canada

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:25 am

if you dont want to play around then you cant go far wrong with the LTS version, or if you want longer usage the LMDE version, but this one can be more difficult to get working.

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Re: Hi, from a newbie from Quebec, Canada

Postby killer de bug on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:56 am

Congrats! Welcome in the Linux Mint world. I'm sure you will enjoy the journey.
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Re: Hi, from a newbie from Quebec, Canada

Postby Crewp on Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:16 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: Hi, from a newbie from Quebec, Canada

Postby jahid on Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:23 pm

Welcome to the Mint family........ :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi, from a newbie from Quebec, Canada

Postby vrkalak on Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:39 pm

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Re: Hi, from a newbie from Quebec, Canada

Postby jesica on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:02 am

Good day and welcome to the family :mrgreen:
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