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Just starting with Linux

Postby MacCruiskeen on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:02 pm

Hi--

Another new Linux user here. I've been primarily a Mac user since the early 90s, but lately have been unhappy with the direction Apple is going in--more and more towards completely closed appliances--not just the software but the hardware as well. I've been thinking about buying a laptop for some of my work, and the new macbooks are not enticing. So I've been thinking about a linux-based laptop instead. So right now I've got Linux Mint 13 w/KDE installed on my iMac with Virtualbox. This seemed like a good way to learn the system before investing in new hardware. I work in publishing and a lot of my work now is becoming more and more xml-based. I've been trying to pick up a little Python and Java since it seems a lot of the tools I use now are written in those languages (the last time I did anything resembling actual programming was in Fortran on a Vax 11/780). Anyway, I'm glad that forums like this exist, because I've been discovering that a lot of the documentation out there is inadequate. This helps fill in some of the blanks.
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Re: Just starting with Linux

Postby The-Wizard on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:31 pm

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Just starting with Linux

Postby sammiev on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:32 pm

Welcome to the Mint forums. I was never big on VM but many here are. I guess I have too many toys to play with. :)
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Re: Just starting with Linux

Postby xenopeek on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:36 pm

Welcome aboard :D Sounds like a plan!
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Re: Just starting with Linux

Postby Catbuntu on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:54 pm

Welcome to the forums! Hope you have a nice time here, and you can use Mint on your real hardware soon! :)
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Re: Just starting with Linux

Postby jesica on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:05 am

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Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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