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So long and farewell to Windows

Postby paulburfoot on Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:18 pm

I have been using mint for a while now on my laptop but it was not used much then my desktop died and I was forced to use the laptop. After a short while I started to play about with it looking on forums when I ran into trouble. With the laptop running how I wanted all was good. I then set about repairing the desktop now running with LM9. I have even converted my wife now so her computer is also on LM9 and my sons netbook runs on the same. So now trying to convert my workmates.
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Re: So long and farewell to Windows

Postby TBABill on Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:45 pm

Glad it's working so well for you! I pretty much run Linux distros exclusively, but I keep Windows on a couple computers on separate partitions just in case I need something within Windows. I'm not a big fan of it for viruses, trojans, spyware and malware, but it does do some things well that aren't yet incorporated well into Linux yet (iTunes for one). It's great if you can do anything you ever do with your computer and never need it again...I keep it as my "just in case I need it" partition.
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Re: So long and farewell to Windows

Postby rivenathos on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:12 pm

I said bye-bye to Windows in 2000. I have been using Linux Mint since 3.0. I completely understand the feeling you have. Welcome to the forum!
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Re: So long and farewell to Windows

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Welcome paulburfoot. Glad you're enjoying Mint. I also have to have a "just in case" Windows partition, but I know that will eventually change. I only boot into Windows about once a month for something and that's it.
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Re: So long and farewell to Windows

Postby jesica on Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:20 pm

welcome to the forum

I have not boot into windows on any of my pc for 2 years know, i dont have anything of windows on my pcs, I i dont think I will very soon,
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Re: So long and farewell to Windows

Postby Oscar799 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:30 pm

Hello paulburfoot,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
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 and discussion 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: So long and farewell to Windows

Postby paulburfoot on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:05 pm

Did not have any choice about keeping windows. As Computers/ hard drives failed on the computers we had I put mint on but am not ready to pay for windows just in case I need it. Have a computer at work for that.
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