hello from Cyprus

Welcome to newcomers! Don't hesitate to introduce yourself.

hello from Cyprus

Postby mouse2282 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Thanks to a forum member my installation problem was solved and I am up and running.
About 3 to 4 years ago running Win xp microsoft downloaded WGA ( windows genuine advantage) into my computer, this was the worst and most evil piece of malware/virus I have ever encountered, it disabled many pieces of software and put a timebomb on xp as they said it was not a genuine copy, well it was genuine and paid for !!!!!! I flew into a blind rage, keyboard smashed, mouse across the room. I had many disagreements various windows os and decided IT MUST STOP, 1 Hour later on another pc I was running the Knopix live cd and 4 hours after that Debian Linux and since then ,no blind rages, no broken keyboards or mice, just 3 to 4 years of happy computer usage. Open source software doesnt have the rude and arrogant hangups that bills software suffers from.
About 3 weeks ago I noticed various linux distros and realised what fun it would be to try some, so I did, great !!
Mint seems to be what I hoped for , smart, clean, proffessional and I hope easy to update, I feel good using Mint
puppy is a bit scruffy but very hands on and is teaching me a lot about the structure of Linux, hope to install it to run in ram, it is very quick in that mode.
Thankyou to all the contributers to Linux as they have created the most wonderful library of software, If only more people knew what linux is !!
P3 800Mhz, 1Gb pc133 ram, 40Gb hard, mint 13 and precise puppy
P4 2.6Ghz, 500Mb 400 ram, 160 Gb hard, debian squeeze
486Dx2-66, 512K 540 Mb hard, Win 3.1
mouse2282
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:04 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: hello from Cyprus

Postby overthetop on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:36 pm

Welcome aboard! :P
Image
"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." -- Bruce Lee
User avatar
overthetop
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:25 am
Location: /home/overthetop

Re: hello from Cyprus

Postby jesica on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:56 am

Hallo!

Goo day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. :mrgreen:

Hope you have a fab times,
Image

My Linux Counter number # 566377
Mate
IT Ninja
Happy apt-get-ing!
Linux Mint Donar # 2159


Security is the separation of an asset from a threat.
User avatar
jesica
Level 9
Level 9
 
Posts: 2552
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:54 am
Location: South Africa

Re: hello from Cyprus

Postby The-Wizard on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:19 am

Normally i would say Kalimera but i assume your a Brit abroad :? so

Welcome to the Mint family forums

i will be making a return visit to Kipros in February hope you can arrange some decent weather for me :P

wizard
asus M2N-MX board, AMD x2 6000 amd/ati graphics 4x1mb ddr2, 21" HD screen Mint 17-64 cinnamon
Acer ZG5 -peppermint dell 1545 mint 17-64

"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that i don't know the answer " [Douglas Adams]
User avatar
The-Wizard
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2449
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Location: Bedforshire, ENGLAND


Return to Introduce yourself

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests