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New old guy.

Postby flieger » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:09 pm

Hello everyone, your old pal flieger here. 67 years old, retired from flying helicopters three years ago.
Started out with a Timex 1000. Went from that to a C-64 then on to a Kaypro XT clone, the Amiga 1000, Amiga 2000 and back to Windoze machines due to work requirements.
Tried different distros over the years but always wound up going back to Windoze. No more. Linux Mint has performed flawlessly for me and handled everything I have thrown at it so far.

I am using a dual boot setup since there are a couple of things I can't do under Mint yet, like run the GoPro Video editor. I'll be looking real hard at Wine.

Anyway, here I am and stand by for noob questions...

flieger, out.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même crap.

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Re: New old guy.

Postby PatH57 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:15 pm

as you said "yet" give it a bit of time and you will find something you are confortable with
People disagree with me. I just ignore them.
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Re: New old guy.

Postby yatesco » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:18 pm

Rather than dual booting, have you considered virtualbox? I can testify to its simplicity and robustness; I use it daily to run ms sql and it has never, ever, ever crashed :).

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Re: New old guy.

Postby The-Wizard » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:03 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: New old guy.

Postby vrkalak » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:18 am

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Re: New old guy.

Postby Crewp » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Welcome :D

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Re: New old guy.

Postby ClutchDisc » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:20 pm

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums!!
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OS: Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.70GHz quad core
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Re: New old guy.

Postby noelbeth55 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:45 am

i am 59 next month and when i discovered 17 i was like a lad again. welcome

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Re: New old guy.

Postby jesica » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:57 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:

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Re: New old guy.

Postby RKinColorado » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:07 pm

Another old guy here. 61.

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Re: New old guy.

Postby CupidsHelper » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:38 pm

Welcome aboard. :)
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