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New to Linux & Mint user (after a few false starts)

Postby jfj33 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:12 pm

Hi everyone, glad to be here!

I'm quite new to Linux, and brand new to Linux Mint, and I'm very much enjoying myself, rediscovering my love of computing.

I've tried out Linux of various flavours a few times over the years, but ended up getting frustrated with not being able to get things working, and struggling to free myself from a Windoze mindset.

However, this time, it's been nothing but a pleasure, and Linux Mint has given me the enjoyable, relaxed introduction I needed.

Since installing Mint, I've also added partitions for Ubuntu Studio, Manjaro and Fedora to tinker with... but Mint is the distro I keep booting into, the one that the rest of my family like using, and the one I'll be installing on my mum's laptop soon - yep, she's in her sixties, and even she's a convert!

Well done Linux Mint, keep up the good work. :D
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Re: New to Linux & Mint user (after a few false starts)

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:33 pm

Welcome aboard!
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: New to Linux & Mint user (after a few false starts)

Postby The-Wizard on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:32 am

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Re: New to Linux & Mint user (after a few false starts)

Postby jfj33 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:47 am

Thanks both of you! Glad to be part of the family!

Oh, and the thing I forgot to add to my original post... the reason I ended up trying Linux again after a few years' gap: Windows 8. I got a new laptop with it preinstalled, used it for about an hour, and thought "what the..?!? this is a laptop, not a tablet, why are they trying to make my life so difficult?' So I read up on recent developments in the world of Linux, and decided to take the plunge. I haven't looked back since! I haven't been using Mint exclusively, and I downloaded a few distros that I didn't get on with in the end, but I now have Linux Mint and a couple of other distros on both my new laptop, and the family desktop, and we (as a family) are enjoying a new life of OS freedom!

I imagine there will be a load more Windows 8 refugees heading this way in the near future... :D
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Re: New to Linux & Mint user (after a few false starts)

Postby jesica on Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:33 am

Good day and welcome to Mint :mrgreen:
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Re: New to Linux & Mint user (after a few false starts)

Postby jfj33 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:30 am

Thanks jesica, and apologies for the horrendous delay in replying, very rude of me!
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