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Hi from Panama

Postby NugMeister on Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:45 pm

Hi all,

Just to say hello from Panama, Central America.

I'm a not-so-newbish linux user. Recently I noticed that I first installed Ubuntu 8.04. At that time I was still dual-booting. Around 9.04 or 9.10, my XP install went belly up with some nasty virus and seeing (sp?) that I was mostly using Ubuntu, I took the plunge and stopped dual booting.

As I do (among other things) stock photography, I need to use software such as Photoshop (please no GIMP mentions :)) so I virtualize heavily. Used VMware, but now use VirtualBox running in seamless mode.

Why Mint now? Well, quite frankly I didn't like the path that Ubuntu was taking and one day, while running 10.10, it just stopped booting. I must confess that my days of PC tweaking stopped around DOS 5.0! So, fed up, I installed Fedora 13. No problems there. The Fedora 14... problems there!

One day I rebooted and was greeted by a message that said: "Boot failed, sleeping forever".

And I remembered that I have used Mint on my laptop, so I figured that I would take it for a spin and wow, what a nice surprise to just install and have everything work!

Of course I tweaked the look-and-feel, but it's still Mint Julia, with Gnome and Compiz.

Thanks to the people that makes this great piece of software.

Cheers,

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Re: Hi from Panama

Postby caf4926 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:06 am

Welcome to Mint
Enjoy your stay with us. :D
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Re: Hi from Panama

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:55 am

Hello NugMeister, and welcome to the Mint forums.
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Re: Hi from Panama

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:48 am

Hello NugMeister,
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: Hi from Panama

Postby jesica on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:51 pm

hallo and welcome to the forum
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