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New user from xp

Postby vizipo on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:57 pm

New user here from xp notebook. My daughter said this Linux Mint should be the easiest to use and downloaded it for me. I haven't really had a chance to do much with it yet. So far so good. :| Reading through the Users Guide and it said I should register so here I am! I probably wont post much but will read plenty. Thank you in advance for your help and support for when I do start to have questions.
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Re: New user from xp

Postby proxima_centauri on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:01 pm

Welcome to the forum community vizipo.
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Re: New user from xp

Postby ClutchDisc on Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:03 am

Welcome to Linux, and the Linux Mint forums!! :mrgreen:
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Re: New user from xp

Postby The-Wizard on Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:30 am

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Re: New user from xp

Postby vrkalak on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:39 pm

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Re: New user from xp

Postby Crewp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:18 pm

Welcome to Mint. :D
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Re: New user from xp

Postby DrHu on Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:29 pm

When it works cleanly, then the desktop is similar enough to any other GUI (Apple OS-X, Windows OS) ; that the mouse, right-clicks and copy/paste all will seem familiar
http://getlinuxanswers.com/2014/04/26/t ... inux-mint/
    --that's a quick look at windows going to Linux tasks..

And there are some additional choices..
--for file manages for example, if you don't like the default selected by the distribution
--same with Browsers or office software (distros (distributions, these days usually install LibreOffice..))

For browsing, email, general document/writing, video watching and so on
--Linux works just fine; only games would be an issue (and for that the native platform for a specific game will always be best), anything else is a work-around or kludge
    Using Wine to run windows apps..

I usually use a VM, such as VirtualBox to run any windows application I need, and that works well, but I do need the licensed copy of the windows OS to install into that VM (it installs quicker and runs faster than a native install to a hard drive)
--mainly it is smaller and runs from a file within the host system (Linux), and uses the host's devices and access methods..

I think you will find it fine to use Linux as your, and if you need to see some window App equivalents, check these
http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20070 ... lents.html

Onenote might be the only one I can think of that could be a problem determining an alternate application option..

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Re: New user from xp

Postby jesica on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:01 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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Re: New user from xp

Postby jahid on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:58 am

Welcome to the Mint family........ :mrgreen:
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