An almost 20 years Windows user here

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An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby Mr. Boat » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:19 am

Hey everybody!

For long time ago I've been wondering about switching from Windows to Linux. But I found some problems, like playing videogames (wich, as I can read, with the arrival of Steam, the gaming on Linux is starting his best moment ever) or running some aplications I work in Windows with (applications I supose I can't emulate here on LInux, like Softimage, because they already fail on Windows a lot, I don't want to know how they will fail in an emulator).

Anyway, after watching with my own eyes what is the path Microsoft is going to take on his OS, new versions each year, Apple or mobile phone like interfaces... I picked up one of my HDD and installed Linux Mint (well, this is not entirely true, actually I installed first Fedora, Fedora KDE, Ubuntu, and finally Linux Mint, which I think it is my final change, because I love it, as a noob/begginer).

So, here I am people, sorry for my future nosense questions! :mrgreen:

PS: As you can see, I'm not an English native speaker, so I'm terribly sorry if I did any mistake on my writing.

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Re: An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby nomko » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:30 am

Mr. Boat, you are more than welcome here! Hope you enjoy this forum and Mint!


sorry for my future nosense questions

Which future nonsense questions??? Not a single questions asked on this forum either is stupid or weird or loaded with crap!! Feel free to ask anything you want. Linux has some learning curve, i know it myself and still i'm learning Linux even after 6 years of usage! And the first thing i learned was: ask anything you want!

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Re: An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby The-Wizard » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:08 pm

Your English is fine..

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Re: An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby xenopeek » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:27 am

Welcome aboard :D Steam on Linux is indeed a big step, but let's not forget about [url=desura.com]Desura[/url] (Steam like client for indie games, many for Linux) and [url=humblebundle.com]Humble Indie Bundle[/url] (pay-what-you-want for a bundle of indie games). Much fun to be had already :wink:
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Re: An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby sammiev » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:51 am

Welcome to the Mint Forums. Glad you found what you were looking for. :D
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Re: An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby exploder » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:17 am

Welcome to the forums Mr. Boat! Your English is just fine by the way. Glad you are enjoying Linux Mint. :D After looking at Windows 8 myself I can understand your interest in Linux. We will do our best to answer any questions you have and we are glad to have you here. :D

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Re: An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby caf4926 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:19 pm

Welcome to the road of enlightenment
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Re: An almost 20 years Windows user here

Postby jesica » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:58 am

:mrgreen:

Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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