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Hi from Canada

Postby Brian10161 on Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:59 pm

Hi all,

I recently found Mint and tried it on my Thinkpad X60s notebook. Simply put, it's the best out of box Linux experience I have had to date. Everything worked out of the box, even the WWAN card worked and loaded up. I don't use WWAN but it was cool to see.

I have since loaded it on my file server, Thinkpad T60 and my desktop computer. My T60 is running great, I got the center button working for my trackpoint and my touchpad surprisingly supports multitouch 8)

My server was having a lot of problems so I had decommissioned it. Every once in a while, it would just lock up and I couldn't access anything. With Mint, it hasn't had that problem. The uptime is 3 days now, I couldn't get over 15 hours before.

Expect questions on my part, I'm still learning Linux and the commands plus the differences from the Windows world. So far I have been able to get Remote desktop working and a few other minor things.

Regards,
Brian
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Re: Hi from Canada

Postby hemimaniac on Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:47 pm

Welcome fellow Canuck, there yer greeted, that'll cost ya a six pack and a timmies.

Have fun, and on the uptime note, it is actually conceivable to achieve months of up-time as long as you don't get to tweaking into submission.

Stop by the IRC sometime, and bring 'nuff beer for the rest of the class eh
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Re: Hi from Canada

Postby Brian10161 on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:15 pm

lol sounds good sir

I have xchat open a lot, so I should connect to the channel :)
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Re: Hi from Canada

Postby rivenathos on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:22 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hi from Canada

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:29 am

Hello Brian10161,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
We also have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
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Re: Hi from Canada

Postby tdockery97 on Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:36 am

Welcome Brian.
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Re: Hi from Canada

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:27 am

From one Brian to another... Welcome to the mint family forums

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Re: Hi from Canada

Postby Brian10161 on Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:41 pm

Thanks for the greets guys! The more I use Mint, the better it gets. Managed to get my wifi printer to work, much better than under Windows too!

See you all around! :mrgreen:
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