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Howdy from sunny FL

Postby DORowell on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:21 am

My name is David, running Mint 9, Gnome on a Gateway SX2800 mini-desktop.

I took my first computer course back in summer '65 and had been involved with mini's or PC's in one way or another until '01 when I retired. Our first home computer was a VIC-20. At the moment we have 5 computers in the house, 4 in active use. My wife's notebook runs Vista - ugh. My ham radio computer is a netbook running Win 7. An eeePC running Puppeee 4.4RC-2 is my travel machine. I don't use the Radio Shack mod 102 very much anymore.

I had been using Ubuntu since Warty but dropped it in '09 when I got this Win7 box - yes, its that good.

I gave WUBI a whirl last year but dumped it because it was buggy - installed Ubuntu 10.04 and dumped it too - Ubuntu seems to be headed in the wrong direction for my needs. Gave Open SUSE 11.3 a whirl for a few days - it doesn't run the way I "think". I've heard so much good about Mint that I had to give it a try. Just about everything I want to do worked 'out of the box' -- a big plus. ;-)
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Re: Howdy from sunny FL

Postby tdockery97 on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:21 pm

Welcome to the Mint forums DORowell. You will find a lot of information here from some very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Mint users. I'm sure you will also want to visit our Mint Community Website at 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. Have fun with Mint.
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Re: Howdy from sunny FL

Postby rivenathos on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:24 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Howdy from sunny FL

Postby The-Wizard on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:29 pm

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Re: Howdy from sunny FL

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:50 am

Hello David,
Welcome to Mint Forum
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
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Re: Howdy from sunny FL

Postby jesica on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:12 am

hallo and welcome to the forum

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