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Greetings from the UK.

Postby pinball on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:33 pm

Hello everyone.

Mint user from the UK, used Linux on and off since 1997. Don't work in IT at all, but drive trains for a living, so don't have time to sit around compiling stuff for a laugh, or spending ages editing configuration files, so very interested in a desktop Linux that "just works". Started on Debian, played around with Red Hat (before it was all corporate) and Slackware, but as time doesn't really permit for messing around, since then been using Ubuntu for ages until the whole Unity kerfuffle (familiar pattern here), and thought I'd give Mint a go. Very very impressed. Started with Mint 12, found it was pretty good, but Mint 13 really was the business. Just recently upgraded to 14 and the direction the operating system is going in, is amazing. I really appreciate the work everyone has put into it. Interestingly enough with Windows 8 emerging, a fair few people I know have seriously considered dumping Windows once 7 starts to become obsolete. I have recommended Mint and those who have tried it, have adopted it as their system of choice. I use it on my custom built desktop (14, 64bit with Cinnamon) and on a cheap Acer netbook (13, 32bit with Mate) I picked up (where it installed first time out of the box with no messing about).

Keep up the good work, it makes a refreshing change to see that people actually listen to what users really want!
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Re: Greetings from the UK.

Postby kc1di on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:40 pm

Hello pinball and welcome to Mint.
Hope you enjoy it and the forum is a great place to ask for help if needed.
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Re: Greetings from the UK.

Postby Orbmiser on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:47 pm

Welcome and Yep was amazed at mints accomplishments. As came back to linux last month. And Ubuntu Unity Scared the BeeGeebies out of me and the direction it's headed. And for me Mint 14 Cinnamon (Nadia) an outstanding start. And zilch problems Live or Install and everything just worked out of the box.

Tho a bit annoyed my wifi is running about 20%-30% less quality signal and less robust on weaker signals compared to when I'm booted up on the windows side. And makes for a sporadic problems from time to time and looking into the issue. Few minor bugs in apps and cinnamon that I'm sure will be addressed in a timely fashion.

But Light-Years Ahead from my last experiences with Ubuntu in 2006-2008 when I left for need of windows Image Editing applications.

And again Welcome and sit back prop up yer Feet and Stay Awhile :P
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Re: Greetings from the UK.

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:22 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Greetings from the UK.

Postby jesica on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:56 am

Good day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums

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Re: Greetings from the UK.

Postby xenopeek on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:54 am

Welcome aboard pinball :D I've switched to Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64 bit just last week, and indeed it is awesome :wink:
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Re: Greetings from the UK.

Postby overthetop on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:36 pm

Welcome aboard pinball! :P
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