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New old guy.

Postby flieger on Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:09 pm

Hello everyone, your old pal flieger here. 67 years old, retired from flying helicopters three years ago.
Started out with a Timex 1000. Went from that to a C-64 then on to a Kaypro XT clone, the Amiga 1000, Amiga 2000 and back to Windoze machines due to work requirements.
Tried different distros over the years but always wound up going back to Windoze. No more. Linux Mint has performed flawlessly for me and handled everything I have thrown at it so far.

I am using a dual boot setup since there are a couple of things I can't do under Mint yet, like run the GoPro Video editor. I'll be looking real hard at Wine.

Anyway, here I am and stand by for noob questions...

flieger, out.
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Re: New old guy.

Postby PatH57 on Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:15 pm

as you said "yet" give it a bit of time and you will find something you are confortable with
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Re: New old guy.

Postby yatesco on Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:18 pm

Rather than dual booting, have you considered virtualbox? I can testify to its simplicity and robustness; I use it daily to run ms sql and it has never, ever, ever crashed :).
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Re: New old guy.

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:03 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: New old guy.

Postby vrkalak on Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:18 am

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Re: New old guy.

Postby Crewp on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Welcome :D
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Re: New old guy.

Postby ClutchDisc on Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:20 pm

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums!!
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Re: New old guy.

Postby noelbeth55 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:45 am

i am 59 next month and when i discovered 17 i was like a lad again. welcome
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Re: New old guy.

Postby jesica on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:57 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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Re: New old guy.

Postby RKinColorado on Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:07 pm

Another old guy here. 61.
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Re: New old guy.

Postby CupidsHelper on Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:38 pm

Welcome aboard. :)
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