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Postby mr_element on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:52 am

Hello everyone!

My name is George. I study computer engineering and programming and I am 24 years old.
To be honest if it weren't for a university project , I would've never goten involved with Linux but whilst talking to a Linux-fan buddy of mine he introduced me to Linux Mint. He said it was the perfect starting for a begginer like me , and you know what he was right!

The installation was easy (although Mint13 gave me some trouble with dual booting along with Win8 , partitioning and some GRUB issues) and the environment is very user-friendly. It runs smoothly on my system and I love how much support I've found online to several issues I had. I also managed to do some things that I couldn't perform on Windows.

e.g. A flashtool my smartphone uses has drivers only for up to Win7 so having Win8 made impossible to flash new roms,kernels,patches etc. Thankfully there was a Linux version of this tool and I managed to run it and do my job perfectly well.

Some concepts , meanings and commands remain still unknown to me but hopefully with your help I will catch up! Untill yesterday I didn't even know "ls"! It's different and it's beautifull (I'm talking about Mint here). I like the versatility and the revamped UI of the Cinamon Desktop. I hope I'll get to know some of you better and maybe find some new friends while solving each others' issues!

Kind regards,
George! :)
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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby catweazel on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:00 am

mr_element wrote:Hello everyone!

My name is George. I study computer engineering and programming and I am 24 years old.

My name is George. I studied computer engineering and programming and I am 84 years old. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby anandrkris on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:15 am

Welcome to the Mint family, George. :)
You have landed in the right place. Even I'm a recent Windows convert and must concur that Linux is an amaazing great platform to learn about systems.
Wish you happy learning and I am sure you will share your learnings to others as well.
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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby mr_element on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:20 am

TehGhodTrole wrote:
mr_element wrote:Hello everyone!

My name is George. I study computer engineering and programming and I am 24 years old.

My name is George. I studied computer engineering and programming and I am 84 years old. :mrgreen:


Why am I not getting this joke?! :( :?:

anandrkris wrote:Welcome to the Mint family, George. :)
You have landed in the right place. Even I'm a recent Windows convert and must concur that Linux is an amaazing great platform to learn about systems.
Wish you happy learning and I am sure you will share your learnings to others as well.


Thank you very much! :)
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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby The-Wizard on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:06 am

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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby phlux on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:59 am

Welcome to the forums, George! My name's Kevin, and I'm new here as well!

I like how you mention that your buddy said Linux Mint is "good for starters." I've been wanting to touch on that subject for a little while now.

I consider myself an advanced Linux user, but I converted my laptops from Gentoo to Linux Mint, and made the process final yesterday. I'm very happy with my decision so far, and I have found that the community support here is excellent. I just wanted you to know that as you grow and become more comfortable with a Linux environment, I encourage you to step outside of the box and do some exploring around. Compile things from source (basically the main reason I used Gentoo in the first place) and see how things tick. Spend some time in the terminal. You'll be surprised at how much you'll learn in a short amount of time, and how much more efficient the CLI can be sometimes!

Good luck to you on your Linux journey. I hope Linux Mint stays kind to you!

P.S.: Since you've recently discovered 'ls,' go to your home directory and issue 'ls -lah' to see all files in your home directory and their sizes in a readable format. You can use this to find larger files that might be taking up too much space in a given directory. I use it when I forget to use logrotate :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby jesica on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:59 pm

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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby xenopeek on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:22 am

Welcome aboard George :D Knowing your way around Linux is useful in your line of work, as it means you will be able to work on projects running on Linux, BSD or UNIX servers also. A basic knowledge of the command line and how to find help (manpages) goes a long way to being comfortable on those other environments also. A good introduction to the command line: http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line/
mr_element wrote:
TehGhodTrole wrote:
mr_element wrote:Hello everyone!

My name is George. I study computer engineering and programming and I am 24 years old.

My name is George. I studied computer engineering and programming and I am 84 years old. :mrgreen:


Why am I not getting this joke?! :( :?:

TehGhodTrole is I think the oldest programmers here, though occasionally he forgets his real name :)
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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby mr_element on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:21 pm

xenopeek wrote:Welcome aboard George :D Knowing your way around Linux is useful in your line of work, as it means you will be able to work on projects running on Linux, BSD or UNIX servers also. A basic knowledge of the command line and how to find help (manpages) goes a long way to being comfortable on those other environments also. A good introduction to the command line: http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line/


Thank you very much for that! I will have a look at it right away! Actually I've been thinking that this is kind of what I needed to get started!

xenopeek wrote:TehGhodTrole is I think the oldest programmers here, though occasionally he forgets his real name :)


In that case I've got a lot to learn from him! I hope I will benefit from his knowledge!
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Re: Hello Mint Forums Users!

Postby Zorba on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:43 pm

Welcome home! Live green, eat green and be green:D :D
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