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hey everyone

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:19 am

how are yall doing I am new here and new to linux mint and any linux products lol i had a few old pcs and wanted to try something new since i'm so sick of paying for an key for windows, it can get costly when you have like 3 or more computers lol. name's joe i am williing to learn and learn from my mistakes, so linux is great so far - i like the baisc style that comes with linux mint 17
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Re: hey everyone

Postby PatH57 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:58 am

Hi Joe,

welcome to the mint community. :wink:
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Re: hey everyone

Postby Pierre on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:18 am

Welcome to the Mint community.

- do read the Mint Users Guide that came with your installation of LinuxMint.
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Re: hey everyone

Postby austin.texas on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:36 am

Welcome to Mint and to the forum !

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Re: hey everyone

Postby The-Wizard on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:52 am

welcome to the Mint family forums

i too run old equipment, I have a 5 yr old dell laptop running Mint 64 bit cinnamon, a desktop 10 ys old also running mint 64 cinnamon, an ACER laptop only capable of running Mint 32 bit mate desktop, a spare tower running mint 32 mate,ans a zg5 netbook running peppermint lxde desktop.

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Re: hey everyone

Postby Crewp on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:05 am

Welcome to Linux Mint Joe, and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: hey everyone

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:49 pm

thank you all for the welcome - i really do feel welcome here ;) is there any way to put linux mint on kindle fire?
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Re: hey everyone

Postby vrkalak on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:47 pm

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Re: hey everyone

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:07 pm

vrkalak thanks man ;)
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Re: hey everyone

Postby all41 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:16 pm

Hi Joe--Great to have you here. Just stay around and get ready for a thrill ride.
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Re: hey everyone

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:46 pm

thanks bill :) i will and whats the big deal with linux what can it do better then window s ya i like the freedom of creating things but i still need to catch up on whats new with linux
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Re: hey everyone

Postby jesica on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:08 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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Re: hey everyone

Postby jahid on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:56 am

Welcome to the Mint family........ :mrgreen:
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Re: hey everyone

Postby all41 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:19 am

Here are my impressions of what Linux does better than Windows:
It does not come preloaded on the system with massive bloatwares. It makes much better use of system resources. It has natural immunity to most malwares and does not need a virus scanner.
It does not need to be defragmented. You do not have to search the web for software to download from untrusted sources, hoping they are free of malware, adware,viruses, backdoors, and etc.,
hoping they will work without bugging your other files and programs, hoping they will work at all, and knowing that they most likely will leave garbage behind when uninstalled.
Linux pdates almost NEVER require a reboot as in Windows where you often find updates for the installed updates. All my systems are very stable. I can get tech support without jumping through a lot of hoops, without service contracts, warranty, or other charges. People here are most definitely more informed than outsourced tech supports and they are willing to share. The OS is is free and open-source. And there is sooooo much more...
My only regret is that I was too single-minded and did not venture from a well known path many years sooner.
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Re: hey everyone

Postby apemanx on Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:54 am

Love to see the views! And I agree!

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Re: hey everyone

Postby killer de bug on Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:11 am

Welcome in the wonderful world of Linux Mint :wink:
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