I am never turning back

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Hawkmek
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I am never turning back

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Windows 10 has forced me to join the Linux ranks. Really impressed with how everything 'just works'. No hoops to jump thru, not much worry about viruses and especially no spying. I do have a Desktop running Win10 and I swear I have to turn off all the snooping apps repeatedly. I hate having to log on to their Microsoft account to access the OS features.
Anyway, I wish I would have found this thread earlier. Got a brand new $450 HP i5 laptop yesterday. Never even allowed Win10 to connect to my network. Used a USB to wipeout and load Sarah.
Win10 Key gone forever I guess. Things running smooth so far and with Libre Office being so awesome, I am never turning back.

The UEFI Bios gave me fits for about 6 hours though. It just kept booting from the SSD no matter what I did.
Lot of Youtubing and Googling to find the cures for that. Anyway, glad to be out from under Gate's thumb.
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Hawkmek wrote:Windows 10 has forced me to join the Linux ranks. Really impressed with how everything 'just works'.
You and me both!
Welcome, Hawkmek. I've split your post off from the previous topic because it's more of an introduction post. Glad you found us!
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Welcome to the Mint family forums.

Most problems already have a fix
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if you need to ask please copy and paste the result of terminal code inxi -Fnx with your question

And take your time to avoid disappointment.

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some good tutorials can be found here.....http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/welcome
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Welcome aboard, Hawkmek!
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Living the dream, my man! Living the dream.
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Hello Hawkmek and welcome to Mint
Enjoy the freedom and elegance :)
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Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum.
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Thank you for the warm welcome. Don't Linux Admins and Maytag repairmen both suffer from loneliness?
If something does go South though it is good to know help is nearby if needed.
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Welcome aboard, Hawkmek!!

Welcome to the community. :D
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Hi "Hawkmek",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
Phd21: Mint 20 and 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Mint Xfce + Kubuntu KDE) & KDE Neon 64-bit (new based on Ubuntu 20.04) Awesome OS's, Dell Inspiron I5 7000 (7573) 2 in 1 touch screen, Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, Intel 4 Graphics.
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Hi Hawkmek - you will find this is a great forum.
My story is pretty much the same as yours - I pretty much left after Win7 although I did get a brief exposure to Windows 8 and 8.1. Luckily I never had to suffer with Windows 10. Funny it seems that is the Windows version that is driving folks to Mint in record numbers (only my perception I have no empirical data to back up my statement). My sister bought a brand new Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 and asked me to install Linux Mint on it.
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Welcome Hawkmek,
Glad to add new forum members--hang around this forum to learn much!
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Hello Hawkmek and welcome to the Linux Mint forum :)

I hope you don't miss those viruses too much :wink:
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WharfRat wrote:Hello Hawkmek and welcome to the Linux Mint forum :)

I hope you don't miss those viruses too much :wink:

Hawkmek, you just installed the best "Anti Virus".

:lol:
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...glad to be out from under Gate's thumb.
Hmmm! I think I'm going to have to write some different lyrics for Bill Gates' new theme song -- Under My Thumb.
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Welcome to the family, and Happy Minting!
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Namaste and welcome to the Linux Mint forums! :D
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Hawkmek wrote:Windows 10 has forced me to join the Linux ranks. Really impressed with how everything 'just works'. No hoops to jump thru, not much worry about viruses and especially no spying. ... ....Things running smooth so far and with Libre Office being so awesome, ...
Hello Hawkmek! Indeed :lol: I like LibreOffice - especially on Mint...
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