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Irish Greetings !

Postby ronandiver on Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:38 am

Hello

I'm Ronan,a total newbie from Belfast.
Hope to get a wee bit more knowledge from this forum as i'm a complete technophobe. :( :oops:

By the way....where is world is the main body of linux users ??
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:47 am

Hi Ronan, and warm welcome to the Mint community. Linux users are spread all over the world. The majority of the Mint users that are registered with the community seem to be from here in the US. Of course the genius behind Linux Mint, Clem, lives right there in Ireland. Poke around the forums, never be shy about asking for help, and have fun with Mint. :D
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:34 am

Hello Ronan,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
To answer your question,Linux users are everywhere.
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
For real-time help there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby jesica on Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:47 am

Welcome to the Forum

hope you enjoy your time here
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby Mike54 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:31 pm

Hi Ronan. Don't be put off at not having much knowledge. I've found this forum to be full of friendly folk, all of whom are willing to help people like you and I.

Are you using Mint yet? If so, how have your experiences been to this point?
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby ronandiver on Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:45 am

Thanks Mike54


I'm a real PC dinosaur....but i'm more than satisfied with Mint.

The problem i have is that i like to fiddle with settings etc...when i've no idea what they do.....and usually end up crashing the system.

But for now....can't complain !! :wink:
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby LarryP on Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:16 pm

welcome to mint, I think you'll find this a friendly place. Especially for dinasaurs who like to tinker :lol:
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:25 pm

ronandiver wrote:Thanks Mike54


I'm a real PC dinosaur....but i'm more than satisfied with Mint.

The problem i have is that i like to fiddle with settings etc...when i've no idea what they do.....and usually end up crashing the system.

But for now....can't complain !! :wink:

You're going to fit right in. :lol:
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby ronandiver on Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:40 pm

Thanks for all the welcomes,guys.

To keep myself on the straight & narrow,i've made my desktop as minimalistic as possible........necessary shortcuts,only the clock in the panel & i've kept the mint menu well "hidden" away so i can't cause catastrophe !!!!! :lol: :lol:

It's a really boring desktop but it'll keep my roving fingers from doing damage !! :roll:
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:07 pm

ronandiver wrote:It's a really boring desktop but it'll keep my roving fingers from doing damage !! :roll:

No fun in that :lol: Here's something that was posted by vrkalak:

Definition of a Linux Adventurer:
They are not scared to try something new or different.
They are willing to pick a random button and click it ...
To open a terminal and type gibberish they do not understand and hit 'enter'.
To type endless key words into Google, until they find relative direction.
Then, to try each method until one works or until they "b0rk" their OS so bad they have to start over.
To do a 'fresh' install, again.
They are not scared to screw up ... they just do it.
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby ronandiver on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:21 pm

I agree.....but the last time i fiddled,i managed to fry the hard drive and windows,costing me £100 in repair.....and that is how i came upon Linux.

Don't take this the wrong way:
The complexity (in my eyes anyway !) of the system ie terminal instructions,which hark back to the old days are a God send. :)

I'm that lazy and scared when it comes to learning that it makes life so much easier and safer to keep things ultra simple. :wink:

What a wimp i am !!!!! :oops:
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:01 pm

No, just careful. I think you will see over time as you read the forum posts, you will become more comfortable with the idea of tinkering.
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:19 pm

tdockery97 wrote:
ronandiver wrote:It's a really boring desktop but it'll keep my roving fingers from doing damage !! :roll:

No fun in that :lol: Here's something that was posted by vrkalak:

Definition of a Linux Adventurer:
They are not scared to try something new or different.
They are willing to pick a random button and click it ...
To open a terminal and type gibberish they do not understand and hit 'enter'.
To type endless key words into Google, until they find relative direction.
Then, to try each method until one works or until they "b0rk" their OS so bad they have to start over.
To do a 'fresh' install, again.
They are not scared to screw up ... they just do it.


Somewhere on the Forum I saw the amended version of the above (and one day I'll probably find it again,but I'm not holding my breath)
It defines the Clever Linux Adventurer
Only difference being he or she makes a back up copy of their files first.... :wink:
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Re: Irish Greetings !

Postby enfield on Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:31 am

Welcome from Tennessee!
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