I have taken the blue pill, Windows Be Gone

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I have taken the blue pill, Windows Be Gone

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Hello all
I am just starting to feel what digital freedom is truly like. I have climbed the ranks from MS DOS 6.1/ Win 3.1 to Win 10. How I never suffered a total meltdown is beyond me. So I have used several Distros with their Live CD/USB temp setups. Mint 6 or 7 on a CD attached to a Maximum PC Magazine was the 1st Distro I actually installed. I kept it for a few months and had to get back to my clients who didn't even know Linux existed.

So using my keyboard time machine lets move forward in time to Win 8.0/8.1 Arrrrg. Warning meltdown certain except for the fact that all my clients already had meltdowns. I made good money making Win 8.1 look like Win 7 or XP and getting their hardware/software to work, most of the time. But myself I bought a new drive and started installing and trying different Distros always falling back on Mint. Now after the ones and zeros have settled I am running Mint 18 Cinnamon as my main OS on my desktop.

So this is the age of true digital freedom at least at the OS level. To a point I don't have to conform I will walk the same path as some but I am not put through install boot camp then on to the regulations set forth by Redmond. So I am a kid in a toy store, one that accepts monopoly money not my entire paycheck.
I hope to learn from all of you and in time help others to take the Blue Pill..... PCDok
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Reason: Edited: For Content (wrong "blue pill")
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Hi PCDok,
Mint has remedial qualities.

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Welcome aboard, PCDok! And keep passing out those blue pills!
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"windows be gone" ROTFL

ahh man, that was good.
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I checked the possible side affects of the "blue pill" and did not see any reference to Windows so your post is very interesting...
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altair4 wrote:I checked the possible side affects of the "blue pill" and did not see any reference to Windows so your post is very interesting...
This is the blue pill I thought of...
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austin.texas wrote:
altair4 wrote:I checked the possible side affects of the "blue pill" and did not see any reference to Windows so your post is very interesting...
This is the blue pill I thought of...

Bluepill.jpg
Ah, I see. I had the wrong blue pill.
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altair4 wrote: I had the wrong blue pill.
That can be dangerous... better be careful with that.

(And? Did it work? :wink: )
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Re: I have taken the blue pill, Windows Be Gone

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Thank You all, It has been quite a nice experience with Mint 18 Cinnamon. I was even able to configure my Corsair K70 RGB
keyboard and run effects on it. I am beginning to educate others on what happens when you take The Blue Pill "OS Freedom Ahhhh".
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