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New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

Postby ilax48 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:13 pm

Hi folks,

I'm new to linux, and am absolutely loving Mint 17 Cinnamon.
Back in college, I could throw together some ugly Matlab files for math and econ classes, but I failed programming because I was lazy. Now I have an interest and started to learn python awhile back with a class on, supplied by MIT.

While I was getting started, the old laptop was dying and Ubuntu 14.04 revived it. Then after saving some money, I decided to dive in and build a desktop to run Mint. I cluelessly forged ahead and bought one part at a time. Miraculously, it's up and running with no problems! Of course it's not really a miracle, because somebody worked very hard to make sure Mint had the proper hardware drivers. I'm thankful for this. Anyway, there's lots to learn and I look forward to doing so with the help of this community.

Kind regards,


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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

Postby The-Wizard » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:39 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

Postby Crewp » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:37 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D

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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

Postby killer de bug » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:16 am

Welcome in this community. I hope you will enjoy the ride!
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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

Postby anandrkris » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:25 am

Welcome to Mint CInnamon. > Check here for some nice plug-ins for Cinnamon.
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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

Postby austin.texas » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:39 am

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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

Postby CupidsHelper » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:46 pm

Welcome aboard. :) Enjoy.
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Re: New desktop, running Qiana Cinnamon.

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