I started using Linux Mint a week and a half ago, dualbooting on my macbook. Haven't used OSx since (well i played minecraft in it, because of FPS reasons). Mint has become my go to OS and i'm really enjoying it. Had a few hiccups initially with my headphones but got that solved and it was pretty much smooth sailing from there on out.
At the moment i feel pretty confident using Linux. I understand most of its basic concepts how ownership and groups work, users and root and all that stuff. I practised in Terminal and find myself slipping in and out of there very regularly. I liberally use Ctrl-R to quickly snap to long commands i'd had previously written as well as the up and down keys and ofcourse Tab.
I've even tried some C++ and Java writing in Nano, and compiled my first HelloWorld and some other very basic stuff. Now i use Geany to learn myself some more.
Installing is *mostly* a painless affair. Uninstalling is still a bit more baroque affair to me, as im constantly afraid im leaving files behind all over the place.
I set up Conky copied and edited some script to get something that will do for now. (i got a digital looking clock!
At this point. im feeling both impressed and getting at ease with using Mint and linux way of things. Im at that point where im noticing im developing little routines and ways of navigating that work for me. The initial "system shock" has mostly subsided.
Now where would i go from here. I know im standing at the foot of a huge mountain. I just learned to climb but where to go now?
also the whole idea of linux and open source has taken hold of me so deeply.
Id like to find communities that share these ideas. Open source OS, Open source movies, open source music, DIY ethics, autonomy and freedom and so on.
any suggestions ? places on the web you think i might find of interests? or perhaps just a hello?
thanks in advance.