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Postby MrDX on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:12 am

I am switching to Linux. I am done with Windows! I spend almost 1k on Anti virus anything each year on 7 systems and viruses still get in and screw with what ever it's designed to do. Of course that is not all and you all have heard it all before so I wont repeat it. I Am Just Done!

I started out with the $5000 PC/XT/AT systems back when they were hard to buy and only a big company could buy them and afford the $150 an hour tech support guy to come out and fix it. So I collected broken systems from companies and started playing with them. I fixed them and sold them to anyone who would buy them for cheep. Lots of fun!
So, I have been building CPU's since then.

So as many others, I am trying to decide on a Linux OS.

From hear I will post my questions in the forum.

Steve
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Re: Hi all.

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:39 am

Steve,

Welcome to the Mint Community. I hope we will be able to ease your transition.

Check out this thread, it offers tips and "tricks of the trade" and has links to a number of guides and tutorials. Also, there is a tutorial section in the Linux Mint Community Site.
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Re: Hi all.

Postby Oscar799 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:59 am

Hello Steve,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is realtime help available on IRC, open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be connected automatically to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
If you decide to try out LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) there is a dedicated IRC channel for that #linuxmint-debian and a dedicated LMDE section of the forum
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Re: Hi all.

Postby MrDX on Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:26 am

Thank you Gentlemen. Great info to get started. :)

dawgdoc: Is that you enjoying the free fall. I have just over 4k jumps. (Military jumps)


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Re: Hi all.

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:05 pm

MrDX wrote:dawgdoc: Is that you enjoying the free fall. I have just over 4k jumps. (Military jumps)
Steve

Yes, that's me. 35 military jumps from 90 to 93 (JFKSWC and 44th Med BDE), and 275 sport jumps.
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Re: Hi all.

Postby MrDX on Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:56 pm

Doc, thats Great. 1983 - 1989 82nd ABN - Spec ops. Glad to meet a fellow Paratrooper. I am so glad you Medics were around. Thanks for doing what you did... :)

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Re: Hi all.

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi Steve and welcome to the community. And @ both you and dawgdoc: ARE YOU CRAZY? :lol: :lol: I can see jumping in the military, but there is no way I could jump out of a perfectly good airplane for fun. :lol:

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Re: Hi all.

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:25 pm

tdockery97 wrote:... there is no way I could jump out of a perfectly good airplane for fun. :lol:

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Who says I ever did. I mean they flew, but get real, perfectly good :lol: :lol: NO WAY
Our Cessna 182 is 55 years old, our Cessna 206 is about the same, and the Pilatus Porter PC-6 that was in last weekend may be older.
As a Chinook, CH-47, crew chief I met said "If it ain't leaking hydraulic fluid, I won't get in it. It must be out."
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Re: Hi all.

Postby Littlejenny on Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:09 pm

hi there, I also were a window's user, but one time i try to install Linux in my PC, so now, goodbye to Window :D
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Re: Hi all.

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:14 pm

Hi Littlejenny, and welcome to the Mint community. We're happy to have you here.
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Re: Hi all.

Postby MrDX on Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:18 am

tdockery97 wrote:Hi Steve and welcome to the community. And @ both you and dawgdoc: ARE YOU CRAZY? :lol: :lol: I can see jumping in the military, but there is no way I could jump out of a perfectly good airplane for fun. :lol:

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Haha... Well, since I never took care of the planes, I don't know if they were "good". According to a few crew chiefs I talk to, they we not always in the best working order. So it was best just to get out... :) And that plane at 21k feet had a high altitude hiccups and it was best not to be in it anymore. Good thing I had my parachute and oxygen with me. :D
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Re: Hi all.

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:46 pm

Welcome Louise and LittleJenny,

Check out this thread, it offers tips and "tricks of the trade" and has links to a number of guides and tutorials. Also, there is a tutorial section in the Linux Mint Community Site.
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Re: Hi all.

Postby tdockery97 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:04 am

Welcome Louise. Hope you enjoy the community.
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Re: Hi all.

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:38 am

Louise's was a spam post,I had to delete it.....
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