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Another USA User!

Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:10 am
by rollin hand
I've been using commercial and consumer Windows products for twenty years; two weeks ago I tried Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64 bit on a "typical" Unetbootin install to USB, then learned how to resolve connect/disconnect issues, and the other day next learned how to use that USB install and GParted to turn another 32GB Sandisk Ultra into a persistent live USB install with 22.0GB free space after OS updates/app installs ( I didn't want to risk install to HDD on a five year old Acer Aspire laptop as I know if the slightest partition boundary error exists there without oem post-partition calibration, any OS will be clunky/slow...like the first few times I tried to get the native Win7 to install). I don't know yet how Mint works for business or gaming, but I can easily say anyone used to Windows would find that Mint is as extensible for everyday student and consumer uses as Windows or OSX; even complex 3d animations and compositings done in Blender on Mint are fluid! Hope Mint will grow in popularity and attract enterprise as well. Cheers!

Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 2:20 am
by jimallyn
Welcome aboard, rollin hand!

Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 3:01 am
by The-Wizard
Welcome to the Mint family forums

wizard

Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 6:12 am
by Crewp
Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D

Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 5:25 pm
by vrkalak
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Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:28 pm
by jahid
Welcome to the Mint family...... :mrgreen:

Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 3:51 am
by rollin hand
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to welcome me; I didn't know about your posts until I happened to be looking at LM forums tonight (some forums email when comments made, but I guess this one doesn't). Anyway, I'm really pleased with Linux Mint 17.1, as what I understand about upcoming Windows 10 is that it's overly fond of things like touch screen (and thus "congested/costly cloud for everything"), may start charging for constant updating, and is not yet clear about how much it will charge after "one year free"; as well, it might be good for me to know about a good Linux alternative for people I meet who still have good consumer devices but can't fully accommodate all of Win 10's dependencies. Again, thank you to all for letting me introduce myself.

Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:32 am
by exploder
Welcome to the forum!

Re: Another USA User!

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:39 am
by k357k9
Welcome. :D