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anudder noob

Post by MintyFreshOne » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:25 pm

Hi All, First, Thanks for providing this Forum.

I know the work involved....having been a former Admin on another board.

OK, I am new to Linux but have many years at the Shh....
{Adjustable Wall Openings} Help desk, at a firm, in NYC before I retired.

Have decided to go with Open source, as the future looks more promising.
That said, I ordered a live install DVD online, and I installed Quiana with only minor issues,
...those being "too quick to click" on the "continue" button, a bad habit after years
of installing and upgrading the 'other' system... along with my dislike of sitting, doing nothing.

I have also begun experimenting with Raspberry Pi, and with the Arduino.

Looking forward to giving whatever assistance I can. which at present isn't going to be too much,
as I have not had a hand at Computers in over 15 years, other than emailing, and google searches.

My other interests are flying and I am currently building an experimental aircraft from scratch.
Sorry...No pre-drilled or pre-assembled kits for me...

OK..
This coming to you from a Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (x86_64)
-Processors-
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ : 1800.00MHz
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ : 1800.00MHz


I'm currently located not too far from the Gulf of Mexico. where it is HOT... very Hot!

Charlie,
The Minty Fresh One

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Re: anudder noob

Post by Crewp » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:00 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum.
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Re: anudder noob

Post by phd21 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:27 pm

Hi "MintyFreshOne",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: anudder noob

Post by Moem » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:32 pm

Oh hey there, welcome! Noobs are good, we like noobs. :D Sounds to me like you came to the right place. Enjoy!
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Post by jimallyn » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Welcome aboard, MintyFreshOne!
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Post by vrkalak » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:29 pm

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Re: anudder noob

Post by Fred Barclay » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:32 pm

MintyFreshOne wrote: OK, I am new to Linux but have many years at the Shh....
{Adjustable Wall Openings} Help desk, at a firm, in NYC before I retired.
That's got to be one of the most creative descriptions I've seen yet. :)
Welcome to the family, and Happy Minting!
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Re: anudder noob

Post by Distro-Don » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:39 pm

What home built are you building? I built Bob Bushby's Midget Mustang.

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Re: anudder noob

Post by The-Wizard » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:42 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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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: anudder noob

Post by MintyFreshOne » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:31 am

Distro Don,
SWEET! I like the midget Mustang a lot!


Mine, is a design of my own, loosely based on the Pegazair, and the Technam, , 1320# gross,
A 2 seat side by side, tail dragger, with a rear window, and a rear view mirror like the fighters have...
So I don't have to be a contort my body to check the empennage flight surfaces, during preflight run-up.
100 HP, Corvair Powered of Course.... with aftermarket 5th Bearing.

Everyone:
Thanks for the warm welcome! Nice to be here.
As we all get a bit older the eyesight gets to be less and less, of what we don't need, :x
and more and more of what we don't want. :oops:

With that in mind, I'd like to suggest an adjustable choice of type sizes,
and colors, for the web pages.

I suffer eye strain, trying to read a grey font on a light grey background. as I am sure
many other older members do also.
I can't seem to figure out how to post on that "ideas" page.

Charlie

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