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Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby RavenLX on Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:14 am

Hello everyone!

I am joining to maybe learn a few things and maybe even share some things I learned. I've used Linux for many years off and on, now and then. And for a number of years I have been the administrator for an Ubuntu based CGI server for a web hosting company. I put the server together, wrote the scripts in Perl, etc. Just recently I created an SVN server for work.

I have had a really bad experience with M1cr0s0f7 (sorry about the misspelling style) and especially with Windows 8. I got a new laptop (HP Pavilion g7) this past summer which was pre-installed with Windows 7 (used Windows Vista and XP for years before that). I been wanting to move to Linux for a few years but much hardware I used and software wasn't available. Until I found out about Linux Mint. Virtually all my hardware (built-ins on the laptop and some off-brand things like a graphics tablet and MIDI keyboard) work! And I've found that software has really developed and great stuff is out there. I've got to the point where I took the plunge and reformatted the drive and installed Mint this past weekend. So far I'm really enjoying it! I've always loved KDE so that's what I am using. (14 Nadia).

So here goes my adventure into living and working fully in Linux. It'll be nice to develop stuff for work without having to fire up a virtual machine and upload code then test it, etc. I do have a couple test VMs though for testing stuff for the work servers if needed. Nice to see there's VirtualBox in Linux too!

I have to get to bed as it's very late again (I never learn to get to bed early) and tomorrow I have to go through my notes and organize them all. Then hopefully I can start sharing some of this info. I'll probably have a ton of questions too as I go along.
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Re: Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:35 am

Congrats! and welcome
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Re: Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby The-Wizard on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:15 am

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Re: Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:57 am

Welcome to Linux Mint :D Have fun with Linux Mint and KDE!
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Re: Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby RavenLX on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:28 pm

Thank you everyone for the welcome! I got up very late (as expected) and got to work with stuff online. I found out that PayChex won't work with Chromium (I get an "RSL Error 1 of 6" and another error code number I forgot) even though I whitelisted Flash for that site, closed the browser, reopened it and logged back in. I was lucky it worked in Firefox. My solution was to make a desktop icon to open that site in Firefox. One of these days I'll find out why it's throwing those errors. I really wish PayChex would not use a flash-based site.

Today I'll be gathering my notes together and hopefully will have some useful posts to make in the future.
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Re: Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby AnonKS on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:29 am

Hey welcome to the mint forums. Congrats on taking the plunge. :)

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Re: Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby jesica on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:27 am

Good day

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Re: Convert from Win8 to Mint KDE

Postby dequire on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:56 am

Welcome! As someone who consults small biz and non-profits onthe virtues of open source (and KDE), I'll be interested in hearing about your challenges and victories while working full-time with Linux. We need more people like you 8)
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