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Postby inet101 on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:51 pm

Hello everyone....... :mrgreen:

Have been a Linux fan for awhile now. Freespire XP till the support ran out and now LinuxMint!!!!!!!

This operating system rocks!

Recently I was taking classes for becoming a "Certified Microsoft Professional" ( re training for new job skills)....I had forgotten how bad Microsoft operating systems were. :shock:

Just the hoops and dance that XP Pro required for loading was enough to make me think "what ever have I done"... :?:

This was a Microsoft sponsored school and the "Rap" was thick......First thing out of one of the instructors mouth was " stay away from any and all open source material. It will only cause problems".

My thoughts on that statement were "ya right....and politicians are honest too"

For the most part a factory to produce Microdrones.....and of course the bottom line is "Pay Bill" and those that follow may get a few crumbs if ya act right.

It was a good background for the how and whys of operating systems,networks,how the internet works, etc. and seeing as I had no proper instruction up to that time I did get a lot out of it.

BUT...............Microsoft anything really does leave a lot to be desired, and it costs a bunch for everything.....What a racket!...

And they get away with it because people either do not know the difference or care enough to look elsewhere... :roll:

Well enough of my rant..... :?

Glad to be here and will look into what is available to ponder on the forum.

Later.....................Bart
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Postby jesica on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:57 pm

Great story

welcome to Mint

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Postby inet101 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:20 am

Thanks for the welcome Jesica
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Postby tdockery97 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:58 am

Welcome Bart. Glad to have you as a part of the Mint Community.
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Postby Oscar799 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:29 am

Hello Bart,
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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