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Why, hello there!

Postby Hexagon on Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:39 am

Hey! I just recently discovered Mint and finally decided to give it a go and it's great! The only other interaction I have had with Linux was through Ubuntu and although it was fast and easy to use, I still felt that I wasn't quite ready for it. Here I am with Mint now, however, and it's even easier to use and comes with everything I need. I have already installed it for some family members and would have it myself by now had I not spent the cash on Windows 7 after Ubuntu and Windows Vista didn't cut it. Considering that I now know of Mint, Windows 7 will likely be my last Windows operating system. That is, until I have to get a new laptop!
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Re: Why, hello there!

Postby _Matt on Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:31 pm

Welcome, I am new to Linux Mint, and this community myself!

I also tried Ubuntu then made the switch to mint, it really is easier. Hopefully as my knowledge with mint expands I will be ready for Ubuntu.
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Re: Why, hello there!

Postby isadora on Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:49 pm

Hexagon wrote:That is, until I have to get a new laptop!


And buy a new laptop without OS, saves you some pecunia.
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Re: Why, hello there!

Postby Hexagon on Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:27 am

_Matt wrote:Welcome, I am new to Linux Mint, and this community myself!

I also tried Ubuntu then made the switch to mint, it really is easier. Hopefully as my knowledge with mint expands I will be ready for Ubuntu.


Thanks! I myself believe that I will stick with Mint since it worked right off the bat whereas Ubuntu gave me a few issues here and there. First impressions matter! Why would you want to switch to Ubuntu when Mint is so much more user friendly?

isadora wrote:
Hexagon wrote:That is, until I have to get a new laptop!


And buy a new laptop without OS, saves you some pecunia.


Who sells laptops without an operating system? I am currently on an HP and plan on getting a Dell whenever I need to.
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Re: Why, hello there!

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:52 am

Hexagon wrote:Who sells laptops without an operating system? I am currently on an HP and plan on getting a Dell whenever I need to.

Hi Hexagon,

Welcome to the Linux Mint community.

Typically, only online smaller businesses make it easy to buy an computer/laptop with no OS installed. I found a list of different vendors that offer computers with Linux or no OS, it is however, quite old and may be outdated information. -> http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/23168/

I know for sure http://www.powernotebooks.com offers no OS's on their laptops.
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Re: Why, hello there!

Postby jesica on Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:09 am

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