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Hello from Montreal, Quebec

Postby oysterboy on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:03 pm

Hello !

After many months of distro-hopping, I have finally settled on Linux Mint 10 (Gnome) for the past month. What can I say - it's beautiful and it "just works"! I also installed Isadora (LXDE) on my wife's laptop. An LTS version is exactly what she needs : stable and no surprises!

Other distributions I have used in the past months / years : Debian, Fedora, Trisquel, Ubuntu, and especially openSUSE as my main OS for the past two years. openSUSE was my real introduction to Linux after many years of using Apple computers and Mac OS 7/8/9/X.

From a philosophical point of view, I appreciate what the guys from Trisquel GNU/Linux are trying to do, and will keep following their progress. From a practical point of view, I believe Mint is just unbeatable from a usability standpoint for a home desktop. I also avoid proprietary software when a free alternative is available, but am not willing to give up on functionalities (such as Skype, 3D acceleration...) when no free alternative exists . Since those two schools of thought (Trisquel/Mint) are completely opposed, you can see that I am very conflicted to the point of schizophrenia :wink: . Oh well...

Looking forward to participating to the very interesting discussions on this forum!
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Re: Hello from Montreal, Quebec

Postby tdockery97 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:51 pm

Welcome to the Mint forums oysterboy. 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. Have fun with Mint.
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Re: Hello from Montreal, Quebec

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:13 pm

Welcome oysterboy and wife. You both sound experienced in Linux. Glad you are in the community.
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Re: Hello from Montreal, Quebec

Postby rivenathos on Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:17 am

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello from Montreal, Quebec

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:27 am

Hello oysterboy,
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
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Re: Hello from Montreal, Quebec

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:44 pm

welcome to the Mint family forums

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