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BabyFart
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Hello

Post by BabyFart » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:36 am

Hi,
Having retired after 17 years as a Microsod system engineer I wanted to play with Linux. Over the last 12 months I have tried Redhat, Scuse and several versions of Ubuntu. Each time I lost the will to live and uninstalled quite quickly and continued with windoze. Couple of weeks ago I picked up the march issue of Linux Format cause it had a dvd with the latest Ubuntu on it. I installed, again, and this time found I could change the desktop to something called Cinnamon.... Brilliant, I had found a home at last.
Two days later I bought the April edition of aforementioned magazine which had a copy of Mint. I wiped my windoze and went for broke. Installed Mint with the wonderful Cinnamon. A further two days on I'm here. Have copied all my stuff to the new install and am so far happy.
I have learned more about Linux in the last few days than in the last year with other Linux distributions, simply because, in my opinion, Cinnamon allows me to access everything I want so easily and is so intuative in use. May I say to whomever is involved in the production and development of Mint, well done and thank you.
So, I'm overjoyed with the GUI, now I need to get into the command line, OMG, what have I done? :lol:

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Re: Hello

Post by WharfRat » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:41 am

Hello BabyFart,

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello

Post by The-Wizard » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:59 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums.
Most problems already have a fix
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Re: Hello

Post by MintyO » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:02 pm

BabyFart wrote:Hi,
Having retired after 17 years as a Microsod system engineer .........
Maybe you can call some of your old work buddies and tell them to stop messing with what once was a perfectly fine operating system. :wink:

Anyways, warmest welcome to the forums!
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Re: Hello

Post by BabyFart » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:06 pm

Maybe you can call some of your old work buddies and tell them to stop messing with what once was a perfectly fine operating system. :wink:
Oh sorry, some confusion, I didnt work for MS, I was MCSE, worked in Education department of one of the larger local authorities in the UK.... MS would never employ me, I have more than six brain cells firing at the same time, way too much for them... LOL

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Re: Hello

Post by MintyO » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:10 pm

Yes, turns out I can't read. :lol:
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Re: Hello

Post by JerryF » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:33 pm

Welcome to the forums!
Please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line if your problem has been solved. It helps other members.

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Re: Hello

Post by Crewp » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum.
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Re: Hello

Post by jimallyn » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:17 pm

Welcome aboard, BabyFart!
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Re: Hello

Post by Tomgin5 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:05 pm

By all means! welcome Babyfart.

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Re: Hello

Post by BabyFart » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:57 am

I need a registration code for the community page, could someone oblige please?

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Post by jimallyn » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:21 pm

BabyFart wrote:I need a registration code for the community page, could someone oblige please?
Click Menu, Internet, HexChat, and ask in the Chat channel. If I remember correctly, there is a bot that automatically responds to registration code requests.
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Re: Hello

Post by melb » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:03 pm

Hello Friends
My nickname is Melb, from Argentina
I love Linux Mint, the best SO! :)

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