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Rayland-BH
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A Belated Hello

Post by Rayland-BH » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:43 am

Hello, Linux Mint forum members. I read this forum often, but post rarely. I am about to start my first more technical thread, and felt it would be rude of me to do so without first introducing myself.

I am a television colorist based in Los Angeles, and I have been using Linux Mint for a little over a year. I started using it both to broaden my horizons and also to see if someone with middling computer skills could, in fact, use Linux instead of Windows on a daily basis (Spoiler: Yes). My initial research lead me to Ubuntu, and further reading lead me to Mint, which was both the first distro I tried, and the one I have chosen to stick with (I installed 6 in that first month). I have come to appreciate both the wonderful software that is Linux Mint, and the equally wonderful forum, which I read regularly. I would love to contribute, though my technical skills are much more in the vein of video engineering than OS troubleshooting. My primary goal here is to be a net positive on this forum, and if that means mostly remaining silent because I don't know what I am talking about, then so be it.

As much as I want to, I cannot currently leave Windows and MacOS behind entirely, due both to work and my video gaming addiction, though I am glad to have at least somewhat reduced their grip on my life. Using LM is a liberating feeling, and I finally feel like I am in control of my computer as opposed to the other way around. For example, while I have been typing this post on my laptop, my Win 10 gaming PC, of it's own accord, installed updates, rebooted, and put 2 new icons on my desktop and one in my system tray. *sigh*

Anyway, I am a quiet, but enthusiastic convert to Linux, and I am extremely grateful to the smart people who both voluntarily develop it and support it in their precious free time. Thank you all, and I look forward to seeing you all around the forums.

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Re: A Belated Hello

Post by catweazel » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:50 am

Welcome to posting questions in the forums :)
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Re: A Belated Hello

Post by Pierre » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:35 am

Hey - - welcome to our forum
:)

Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: A Belated Hello

Post by WharfRat » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:04 pm

Hello Rayland-BH Image

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

Post by all41 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:53 pm

Hello Rayland-BH in my old stomping grounds.
Welcome to the forums and enjoy your Mint
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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