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New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby asteidl » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:21 am

Hi all. The other day I finally let go of all things holding me onto Windows, and promptly went over to distrowatch to find a flavor of nix that looked like it might suit me. Found mint, and liked what I saw, and what I had experienced before, experimenting on a VM with Mint 14 or 15. Less than an hour later, Mint is installed, updated, and running smoother than Windows ever did on my dinosaur [not really: more of an early mammal, by that timeline] of a computer. So happy I made the change, and since everything I was doing on Windows I can do in Mint, I've found (save for a few games, but not worried about it, as I don't game much anymore) I have no use to go back and install Windows again. Glad to have more features, and more control.

Anywho, hello from the 'glades.

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Re: New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby killer de bug » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:54 am

Hi! Welcome in the Minty world :)
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Re: New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby The-Wizard » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:56 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby Crewp » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:18 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby jahid » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:23 pm

Welcome to the Mint family....... :mrgreen:
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Re: New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby vrkalak » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:42 pm

Welcome to LinuxMint :mrgreen:

Read everything you can -- Forums - Wiki - IRC

Linux: Tricks of the Trade > viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
What works for Ubuntu, usually works for Mint > http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
Linux Alternative to Windows > http://www.linuxalt.com/

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Re: New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby asteidl » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:30 pm

One of the reasons I love Linux is that it embraces open source software, hardware, and other technologies. :)

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Re: New to Mint, immigrant from MS-Windows-land

Postby jesica » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:04 am

Good day and welcome to the family :mrgreen:
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