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Greetings from Liverpool

Postby iain_j » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:34 am

I've made a few posts already so it's about time I introduced myself... hello!

Long-time Windows user, recently convertly to Linux after getting fed up of my laptop being bloated and sluggish on Vista. Deliberated for ages on which distro to go for, tried a few out on vmware then settled on Mint. Still yet to settle on one desktop environment though :D

Must say, it was daunting at first and a bit frustrating at times compared to the Windows "you get what you're given and it works out of the box" but already I've come to appreciate how many choices there are and how much tweaking can be done.

And of course the 100 or so gigabytes I've recovered by ditching Vista's junk :D

Thanks in advance for the help I'll no doubt pester you all for.
Linux Mint 14 KDE (32 bit) -- HP G70 Laptop
Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400 @ 2.16GHz -- 3Gb DDR2 RAM -- 250Gb HDD
Intel Mobile 4 Series graphics -- Intel 82801I audio
Atheros AR242x/AR542x wireless network adapter

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Re: Greetings from Liverpool

Postby The-Wizard » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:06 am

welcome to the mint family forums

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Re: Greetings from Liverpool

Postby xenopeek » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:19 pm

Hi Iain, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums and introducing yourself!

Be sure also to check out the Community website (tutorials, hardware and software reviews, ideas), and if you go for Cinnamon (yeah, picking a desktop environment can be though choice) the Cinnamon Spices website for adding even more themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon.

You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint :wink:

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Re: Greetings from Liverpool

Postby jesica » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:47 pm

Hallo and welcome to the forum

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