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New user from xp

Postby vizipo » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:57 pm

New user here from xp notebook. My daughter said this Linux Mint should be the easiest to use and downloaded it for me. I haven't really had a chance to do much with it yet. So far so good. :| Reading through the Users Guide and it said I should register so here I am! I probably wont post much but will read plenty. Thank you in advance for your help and support for when I do start to have questions.

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Re: New user from xp

Postby proxima_centauri » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:01 pm

Welcome to the forum community vizipo.

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Re: New user from xp

Postby ClutchDisc » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:03 am

Welcome to Linux, and the Linux Mint forums!! :mrgreen:
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Re: New user from xp

Postby The-Wizard » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:30 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 user from xp

Postby vrkalak » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:39 pm

:mrgreen: ..:: Welcome to LinuxMint ::.. :mrgreen:

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Re: New user from xp

Postby Crewp » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:18 pm

Welcome to Mint. :D

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Re: New user from xp

Postby DrHu » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:29 pm

When it works cleanly, then the desktop is similar enough to any other GUI (Apple OS-X, Windows OS) ; that the mouse, right-clicks and copy/paste all will seem familiar ... inux-mint/
    --that's a quick look at windows going to Linux tasks..

And there are some additional choices..
--for file manages for example, if you don't like the default selected by the distribution
--same with Browsers or office software (distros (distributions, these days usually install LibreOffice..))

For browsing, email, general document/writing, video watching and so on
--Linux works just fine; only games would be an issue (and for that the native platform for a specific game will always be best), anything else is a work-around or kludge
    Using Wine to run windows apps..

I usually use a VM, such as VirtualBox to run any windows application I need, and that works well, but I do need the licensed copy of the windows OS to install into that VM (it installs quicker and runs faster than a native install to a hard drive)
--mainly it is smaller and runs from a file within the host system (Linux), and uses the host's devices and access methods..

I think you will find it fine to use Linux as your, and if you need to see some window App equivalents, check these ... lents.html

Onenote might be the only one I can think of that could be a problem determining an alternate application option..

-------------------Oh Yeah; and Welcome to these Forums..

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Re: New user from xp

Postby jesica » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:01 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:

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Re: New user from xp

Postby jahid » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:58 am

Welcome to the Mint family........ :mrgreen:
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