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by linux-dummie
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Command Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

Re: Command Line

When I was first learning the command line several years ago, I just about jumped out of my chair when I discovered that by typing ls > test1.txt it would instantaneously list the contents of whatever directory I was in and ouput it into a text file (in this case titled test1.txt). That was so welco...
by linux-dummie
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Hello :)

Welcome, straycatstrat! Arch is the zippy little Porsche that you can fiddle with in your garage and make it do all kinds of cool things for you. Mint is the supersize Cadillac that you don't want to mess around with under the hood but just want to get in and let it take you where you're going in to...
by linux-dummie
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Throwing Microsoft out the Window
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Throwing Microsoft out the Window

Welcome, Grudger!
I hope you will use your education and talents to build up Linux to be even better than it is! Better Linux/hardware integration is a great place to start!
by linux-dummie
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello There!
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Hello There!

Welcome, pedroigp! It takes some time to really learn Linux after coming in from the jungle of Windows, but it is well worth the trouble!
by linux-dummie
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: More interesting Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: More interesting Hello!

...I hope that by using "more interesting" in the title, those of you who're looking for an interesting hello find your way here! Or not. I'm not really sure what to say here! I haven't used any Linux distro before, so you get to pop my Linux cherry... that looks weird now I've typed it out - but t...
by linux-dummie
Wed May 11, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved]Antix 15.1
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Antix 15.1

If you're more of a regular user and don't want to do a lot of tweaking, I'd recommend MX-14.4 or 15, antix's slightly heavier brother. I've used it on an older PC, and it runs like a champ! They're both excellent, but MX requires less work to set up. Linux Lite is also a great contender. As well, y...
by linux-dummie
Wed May 11, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: New to Mint

Greetings, Thaddeus, and welcome to the world of Linux and esp. Mint! Takes a little getting used to a system that actually makes sense and puts YOU in control, after coming from the world of Microstuff, but it is very much worth the learning curve. Hello All I am new to the computer world, and what...
by linux-dummie
Sat May 07, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Mint is a great OS
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Mint is a great OS

Linux mint by contrast : Just works out of the box. Doesn't spy on you. Much more secure Looks much closer to windows xp/7 than 10 does - and allows the user to tweak the look of the OS Almost never crashes Never slows down over time (no registry) and doesn't need de-fragmenting Supports all the ha...
by linux-dummie
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Back on Linux Mint after a short detour...
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Back on Linux Mint after a short detour...

^^ Heh heh!!

Yup, Mint has gotten much too easy and reliable. It's spoiling Linux's reputation :!:
by linux-dummie
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I have converted a ardent windows user :)
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: I have converted a ardent windows user :)

This story brought tears to my eyes.

(Then again, hearing about anyone using Mycrowsoft products brings tears to my eyes!) :lol:

Way to go, Cmdr. Coffee!
by linux-dummie
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Back on Linux Mint after a short detour...
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Back on Linux Mint after a short detour...

neeksgeek wrote:
. . . Within an hour, I had a fully-operational computer with all available updates and drivers installed. . . . .
This seems to be a repetitive behavior pattern that users display when they switch to Mint. :D
by linux-dummie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Puppy Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 2755

Re: Puppy Linux

It was the only distro I could get to run on a very old Sony laptop with 128mb ram and no internet. Well, actually Antix ran okay on it, but Puppy was much quicker and smoother. I did a full-install on a small partition of the 20gb hdd, and use the machine as my 18-hour-a-day house-wide music player...
by linux-dummie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: From The Thriving City of Mount Vernon, TX
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: From The Thriving City of Mount Vernon, TX

Greetings from 'waaaay-down-south-Texas! I've visited Mt Pleasant before but not Mt Vernon. Linux and esp. Mint is great for people of all ages, and there's no better way to learn about tech than messing around with Linux. Don't be afraid to experiment. Get your hands dirty. Maybe pick up a few olde...
by linux-dummie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another Linux convert!
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: Hello from another Linux convert!

Mint just works!

Welcomes! :)
by linux-dummie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: LM Fluxbox 9 update?
Replies: 13
Views: 3912

Re: LM Fluxbox 9 update?

Yeh, Mint Fluxbox or even Openbox would be dandy. I think the configuring is much easier on FB, but I'll use either in a heartbeat over any other DE if I can get them natively built in a distro (that is, not having to install them myself after the fact). They just make my computing life a whole lot ...
by linux-dummie
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No note taking apps? And how to program it myself?
Replies: 22
Views: 1799

Re: No note taking apps? And how to program it myself?

Well....regressing to the original topic of note-taking apps---here's one more vote for Cherrytree. I've been living a lot of my professional life for a couple of years through that app, and the more I use it, the more I find ways to make it fit better to my needs. It's an amazing work tool.
by linux-dummie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Hack Donation thread!
Replies: 46
Views: 2847

Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Planning to donate $25USD end of March. The fact that Mint got hacked means 2 things to me: 1) Mint has grown so much and made such an impact in the world that it is now considered to be a target worthy of professional hacking. It is now officially a world-class player, even though in our experience...
by linux-dummie
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft showcases linux based OS
Replies: 28
Views: 2060

Re: Microsoft showcases linux based OS

MS trying to "partner" with Linux doesn't bode well for the future of open-source computing, methinks. MS is still 100% for-profit, so anything they do is motivated by $$$. It's just like the aggressive business tactic of buying out a rival competitor just for the purpose of shutting them down. Linu...
by linux-dummie
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Arriving Back In Mint Condition
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Arriving Back In Mint Condition

jimallyn wrote:
Fre3energy wrote:I have a Windows desktop as you call it, for my audio engineering... Pro Tools.
You might try Ardour for your audio engineering, when you have a bit of spare time. And for simple jobs, Audacity works quite well.
+1 to all of that!
by linux-dummie
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Ciao from Vitali80
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Ciao from Vitali80

Vitali, Benvenuto in Mint!! You made a great choice when you chose Mint! I have hardly ever thought about using Windose for 4+ years, and I never regretted switching to Linux. Study everything you can about Linux---the internet is a gold-mine for Linux instruction. It can sometimes be a challenge, b...

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