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Hello from Glossop in the UK

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:40 am
by RavingLoony
Have been registered on the forum since 2012 but this is the first time I've begun to use Linux for real rather than dabbling. This choice was rather forced on me by the system board of my 7 year old Toshiba laptop, failing. Windows Vista had been installed with only one BSOD during that whole time.
Retired IT Manager of some 40 years & still teaching people in my spare time about the joys of Windows, Android & iPads.
My Toshiba has been replaced by a 3 year old Dell Latitude with 128Gb SSD & 6Gb RAM.
Installed Mint 17.3 64bit Cinnamon just 24 hours ago & it's a treat.
Boots on this machine in what feels like 20 seconds (so impressed by it's speed haven't got around to actually timing it) & that’s in Legacy mode. I'll investigate UEFI later if there's any benefit other than security in so doing.
Have two Android phones, Android tablet & a Lenovo All In One running Windows 10 apart from the Dell.
Live in a beautiful part of the world known as the Peak District (compared with places like Canada they're just big hills) but still awe inspiring.
Also get to walk & cycle in this area, along with films, books & theatre societies.
Read the newbie sections on various things to do with printers etc but all were connected without trauma through the tools that come with the distro. I dare say I will have to get to grips with the command line at some point but so far it's been a painless experience.

Re: Hello from Glossop in the UK

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:43 pm
by The-Wizard
Welcome to the Mint family forums

I know Glossop nasty double bend as you enter town on the A57 near the river, didn't think it was in the national park just surrounded by it but hey nice part of the country.. enjoy your foray into mint

wizard
[ a Kentish man in exile]

Re: Hello from Glossop in the UK

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:40 pm
by Crewp
Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum.

Re: Hello from Glossop in the UK

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:09 pm
by Fred Barclay
Welcome to the family, and Happy Minting!

Re: Hello from Glossop in the UK

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:30 pm
by jimallyn
Welcome aboard, RavingLoony!

Re: Hello from Glossop in the UK

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:53 pm
by vrkalak
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