[SOLVED] I am not a Minter but I would like to be

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[SOLVED] I am not a Minter but I would like to be

Post by DaveMcSu2 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 am

Hello.

I dont use computers much. I prefer climbing things and making things that make noise. Somethimes though I have to use computers and when I do I prefer the experience to be smooth.
I have not Minted or even Linuxed before.
I had a laptop that worked ok until it got a terrible virus on it that slows it down massively, lost lots of my work, makes it shut down without warning, renders it unusable for hours at a time and displays unwanted random pictures when booting. It's called Windows10 and everybody should be aware of it. Seriously, you do not want it even near your computer.

I am hoping that I will get Mint and start to use it more and more as I get used to having a machine that works again. One day it would be nice to contribute here and help new Minters - although I have a long way to go before I am at that level!
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Re: I am not a Minter but I would like to be

Post by Pierre » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:52 am

Hi Dave,
welcome to our forum
:D

there is a whole lot of Windows Refugees around these parts.

Do Have a Read of the LinuxMint Users Guide that comes with the installation.
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Re: I am not a Minter but I would like to be

Post by vansloneker » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:53 pm

DaveMcSu2 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 am
I had a laptop that worked ok until it got a terrible virus on it that slows it down massively, lost lots of my work, makes it shut down without warning, renders it unusable for hours at a time and displays unwanted random pictures when booting. It's called Windows10 and everybody should be aware of it. Seriously, you do not want it even near your computer.
Lol yeah, that is very well described. A warm welcome the forum.
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Re: I am not a Minter but I would like to be

Post by WharfRat » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:16 am

Hello Dave Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: I am not a Minter but I would like to be

Post by all41 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:29 am

DaveMcSu2 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 am

I am hoping that I will get Mint and start to use it more and more as I get used to having a machine that works again. One day it would be nice to contribute here and help new Minters - although I have a long way to go before I am at that level!
I am hoping today is the day you will begin your journey
Enjoy your adventure and Welcome to the forums
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Re: I am not a Minter but I would like to be

Post by lsemmens » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:27 am

That ugly virus and bit of spyware has infected many millions of computers worldwide. It's good to see you've managed to escape with your sanity intact. Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux.
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Re: [SOLVED] I am not a Minter but I would like to be

Post by ud6 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Welcome Dave.. to be honest, in the past linux seemed to be something we had to fiddle with. Mint now is so user friendly, once you've accepted it operates slightly different from windows, it seems the obvious choice if you just want to get things done without fiddling around all the time. More time for climbing things.

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