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Heh from the UK

Postby Fandangio on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:34 am

Hello to all,

I am a relative newcomer to Mint (used in anger) but have been using Linux for a few years. I started out dual booting with XP then Win 7 (my better half thought she NEEDED MS Office). After last Win crash I managed to persuade her to abandon MS and now she's tried linux properly she is most impressed. I'm a pretty competent user but still consider myself a bit of a newbie as I am still learning.

I distro hopped for quite a while whilst looking for the best for my needs and finally came around to Mint's all round excellence. I'm currently running Gnome but like so many other users are patiently waiting for 10 KDE. When I started out with Linux the first distro I used was Kubuntu and have always leaned back toward the KDE environment (plus I still have video tearing issues with Gnome and tried every forum, fix, known to man with no success).

Other computing interests include website development and I currently manage two websites. First being my son's school website and the other a small family website.

Anyway, very glad to be here and loving Linux Mint!
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby jroa on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:44 am

Welcome from the US. I also distro hop, but Fedora is my main distro although there is nothing wrong with Mint. Let me know if I can help you with anything, and I hope that I can learn from you as well.
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby Fandangio on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:53 am

jroa wrote:Welcome from the US. I also distro hop, but Fedora is my main distro although there is nothing wrong with Mint. Let me know if I can help you with anything, and I hope that I can learn from you as well.


Many thanks jroa.

I'm not sure how much help I can be but if I can I will for sure.
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:06 pm

Welcome to the Mint forums Fandangio. You will find a lot of information and help from some very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Mint users. I'm sure you will also want to visit our Mint Community Website at http://community.linuxmint.com/. You will find real-time help and an enjoyable place to chat with other users in our IRC channels. Just go to Menu>Internet>XChat IRC and when you open it you will automatically be taken to our #linuxmint-chat and #linuxmint-help channels. Have fun with Mint.
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:19 pm

Hello Fandangio,
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
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby willie42 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:47 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint Forums :D
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby rivenathos on Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:51 pm

Yep, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby Fandangio on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:10 pm

oscar799 wrote:Hello Fandangio,
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


Thanks Oscar, and thanks also for the account activation. And thanks to all for the warm welcome.

Hopefully I'll not need too much technical help but rather just pick up useful tips and tricks, and participate in the community. Mint is so intuitive and easy on the end user it really is a delight to use. I currently have it installed on two PC's, our main home computer and my son has it on a Revo 3610.

Both PC's are networked and work well and all that is left for me to do is set up Back in Time for data backup (then switch to KDE when the next release is available).
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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby wiggy25 on Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:43 pm

Hello.

Another UK bod here, from Lincolnshire.
Well I've only used Ubuntu 10.10 and now turned to Mint!
I'm a complete newbie, only installed Mint Last week, tried Ubuntu just before Christmas, before then only ever used M$.

Really enjoying it all.

Cheers

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Re: Heh from the UK

Postby Fandangio on Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:21 am

wiggy25 wrote:Hello.

Another UK bod here, from Lincolnshire.
Well I've only used Ubuntu 10.10 and now turned to Mint!
I'm a complete newbie, only installed Mint Last week, tried Ubuntu just before Christmas, before then only ever used M$.

Really enjoying it all.

Cheers

Ian


Glad you're liking Mint Ian. I migrated from Ubuntu after trying a whole host of other distros. I'm using the gnome version but have been playing with the Debian edition (via live cd) which seems really awesome. Looking forward to the new KDE version too :)
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