Freshly "Minted" in Canada

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Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby rickNS on Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:49 am

I am a coin collector, so the pun seemed appropriate ?

Anyway I am pretty new to the whole Linux thing, just a couple of hours in it so far.
I have been here before already getting some help, for one my menu would not go away after clicking on an item. Do not laugh I thought I had a bug, but found the answer in seconds.

I first tried Ubuntu a year or so ago, and at the time it did not seem quite right for me. This time around I'm test driving Mint 9 dual boot on a cheap netbook. I was totally impressed right off the bat, I had no trouble with the partitioning, (although I now wished I had created an extra partition for /DATA.), or the dual boot process, no trouble with downloading, installation of Google Earth. Everything I plugged in, external hard drive etc. just worked ? WOW. For the record win7 will not run my printer, no drivers exist. Only trouble I did have was trying to establish a wireless connection, but I see that is a common problem, the answer to which I am still looking. Only other thing I have not done is set up my "real" email.

Why am I leaving Bill behind, well he's already got 80 billion, and when an OS costs as much as the machine it runs on, I think that is a bit much. Worse than that though is the huge amount of my memory that the never ending updates take. I'm sick of both.

There is only one old favorite program that I need windows for, and I think when I learn GIMP a little more I won't need that.

No doubt as a newbie I should not make suggestions, But I do think a help file would be a good addition, that way, people (me) would not have to rely on the good hearted souls who put in the effort to answer others questions.

Sorry to run on, I am impressed with Mint.

Rick in NS
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Re: Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:29 am

Welcome to the Mint forums Rick. 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 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.

rickNS wrote:Worse than that though is the huge amount of my memory that the never ending updates take.

I hear that! I have a Windows 7 partition. With less programs than what I have installed in mint, the Windows OS takes up 45GB of that partition. Linux Mint Debian Edition is using 10GB with a ton of apps installed.

Have fun with Mint.
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Re: Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby Oscar799 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:30 am

Hello Rick,
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
There is a user guide for Mint 9 here http://www.findmysoft.com/news/Linux-Mi ... Languages/
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Re: Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby rickNS on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:46 pm

Thanks tdockery I did not know about the "real time" help.

Thanks Oscar lots of info in that thread. I do have a couple of questions, but will wait till I read some more.

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Re: Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby rivenathos on Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:03 pm

Welcome to the forum. :wink:
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Re: Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby jesica on Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:40 am

hallo and welcome to the forum
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Re: Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby hemimaniac on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:55 am

Welcome from a fellow Canadian I hope you have fun here, now if you'll excuse me, i require a trip to the beer store.

Now where did i leave them snowshoes?

If others could only understand how we can make fun of ourselves eh?
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Re: Freshly "Minted" in Canada

Postby timmer1240 on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:54 am

I just Installed Mint Debian addition coming from Ubuntu and I love it Im damn near Canadian Im from North Dakota you guys say Eh well we say Yaw!Have fun with Mint!
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