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Another former Windows user

Postby RubberSoul on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:40 pm

Hey folks, a former Windows user here who has made the leap into Linux recently. Tried out various distros and decided on Linux Mint.
Completely over Windows, what a piece of crap that operating system is. Had nothing but trouble with it! Loving Mint so far though.

You'll probably find me asking a million questions on here, but i'm new to linux so it's expected! :D
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Re: Another former Windows user

Postby exploder on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:52 pm

Welcome to the forum! Glad you are enjoying Linux Mint. :)
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Re: Another former Windows user

Postby tdockery97 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:25 pm

Welcome to the Mint forums RubberSoul. 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. Have fun with Mint.
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Re: Another former Windows user

Postby wyrdoak on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:26 pm

Glad to have you with us. I started about 2mths ago, procrastinating my annual 18mth remastering of window$, I finally did it last night, but it wasn't pretty.
6hrs of boot and reboot :mrgreen:

What made me finally just go ahead and remaster the Window$ partition, the motherboard had a flash upgrade to fix a problem OS's other than window$ was having with finding and recharging the battery correctly.(well that's the way they worded it.) :roll:

I've never tried updating the flash though the BIO's, didn't wish to fry the chip if I did it wrong.


Now I get to play with LMDE all weekend and maybe find out if the flash update fixed the problem. :P
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Re: Another former Windows user

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:43 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Another former Windows user

Postby nunol on Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:17 am

Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums RubberSoul!

Cheers.
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