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Hi linux Mint Community!!!

Postby andy321 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 pm

Hi LM Community,

My name is andy, and i thought about saying 'whats up' to fellow distro users. I had been wanting to do this for a while but i finally installed linux mint 13 LTS MATE edition on my laptop, not only to get away from Windows but to also learn to use linux. Quite frankly, i don't like the direction MS windows is going in and i have always used FOSS software even on windows. Personally i am a fan of FOSS sofware so why not make my OS open sourced??

After installing Linux Mint, i am already started to feel liberated from using proprietary software, every thing runs smoothly and uses less CPU resources. i am still familierising my self to LM and I have yet to run into any problems. As a long term goal, i would like to learn how to programme using python, but its early days yet.

take care :D,

Andy.
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Re: Hi linux Mint Community!!!

Postby raymerjacque on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:35 pm

Welcome, hope your first few weeks on Linux is eventful in a good way :)
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Re: Hi linux Mint Community!!!

Postby andy321 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:30 pm

cheers.
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Re: Hi linux Mint Community!!!

Postby The-Wizard on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:09 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Hi linux Mint Community!!!

Postby andy321 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:06 pm

Thanks wizzard.
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Re: Hi linux Mint Community!!!

Postby xenopeek on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:32 pm

Hi Andy, welcome to Linux Mint :D Programming with Python is fun, at least I think so. Many programs developed by Linux Mint are actually written in Python, like the Software Manager and Update Manager for example. So I hope you do pick it up, but most important is you have a good time and enjoy using Linux Mint :wink:

Google has a very basic Python class to get you started: https://developers.google.com/edu/python/. The Hitchhiker's Guide To Python may be a nice resource along the way also: http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/index.html. Another good resource is Learn Python The Hard Way, which throws you in the deep end but gets you going fast with the basics: http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/. You don't need much to get started, Gedit or Kate both already have syntax highlighting for Python source code, though you may want to look into a lightweight programmer's editor like Geany to get a little more productive as your programming skills grow (you can install it from the Software Manager; I recommend you also install geany-plugins for some extra tools). But there are plenty of other programmer's editors and IDEs suitable for use with Python.
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Re: Hi linux Mint Community!!!

Postby jesica on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:42 am

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