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Hiya one and all

Postby cliclot on Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:58 pm

I'm a very middle aged brand new Linux user. I'm reasonably good with maintaining all the computers in our house using a variety of (excuse the swearing) Windoze editions. I'm currently taking my HNC in Tech Support and decided to teach myself about Linux whilst doing so.

I decided on Mint having read up on the current distros and their pro's and con's. For some masochistic reason I decided to combine the brand new Linux experience with a brand new Virtual Machine usage experience. For some strange reason Mint 10 Julia 64 bit would not load under my VM so I've bitten the bullet and thrown myself straight in the deep end and gone with Mint Debian 64 bit.

It's a good job I don't mind trial and error and have a lot of patience when trying new things out. It only took me a couple of hours to work out how to extract a tarball from a virtual cdrom :oops: and even then, I couldn't quite get it right from the command line - but I will sometime.

Hopefully my questions will not all be silly ones.
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Re: Hiya one and all

Postby vrkalak on Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:19 pm

Welcome to LinuxMint and the Mint Forums.

I am, also, "very" middle-aged (62) and have been using Linux and Open Source for a few of years now.

I bought my first PC from Radio Shack in 1984.
and my first Website went on-line in Oct-'92, on what was then, the WorldWideWeb (pre-internet) :lol:

cliclot wrote: I don't mind trial and error and have a lot of patience when trying new things out. It only took me a couple of hours to work out how to extract a tarball from a virtual cdrom :oops: and even then, I couldn't quite get it right from the command line - but I will sometime.

Yeah, tarbells are a pain in the . . . er, I know what you mean. :oops:
Took me awhile to figure them out myself.

Glad you chose LMDE x64 ... you'll enjoy it. "tinking with the OS ... it's what we do"
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Re: Hiya one and all

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:53 pm

Hello cliclot,
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 there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat and from there you can easily join #linuxmint-debian
Have fun with Mint
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Re: Hiya one and all

Postby rivenathos on Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:08 pm

Welcome to the forum. This place is a mixture of all ages, by the way.
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Re: Hiya one and all

Postby Habitual on Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:14 pm

Old Age and treachery will overcome Youth and Skill!
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Re: Hiya one and all

Postby dawgdoc on Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:47 pm

Welcome cliclot, you will generally be able to find a lot of help here. Do be patient, everyone is a volunteer.

@ vrkalak: You mean you were watching SpaceGhost in your twenties?
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Re: Hiya one and all

Postby jesica on Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:22 am

hallo and welcome to the forum
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Re: Hiya one and all

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:41 am

Welcome to Linux Mint. I'm sure you'll enjoy LMDE. Highly recommended by yet another 62 year old member.
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