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Hawkmek
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I am never turning back

Post by Hawkmek » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:35 am

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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Re: I am never turning back

Post by Moem » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:31 am

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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Re: I am never turning back

Post by The-Wizard » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:38 am

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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Re: I am never turning back

Post by jimallyn » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:31 am

Welcome aboard, Hawkmek!
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Re: I am never turning back

Post by MintBean » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:59 am

Living the dream, my man! Living the dream.

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Re: I am never turning back

Post by kc1di » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:36 am

Hello Hawkmek and welcome to Mint
Enjoy the freedom and elegance :)
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/ Pjotr's Great Linux projects page.
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Re: I am never turning back

Post by Crewp » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:23 am

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum.
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Re: I am never turning back

Post by Hawkmek » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:57 pm

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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Re: I am never turning back

Post by pdhunter1987 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:44 pm

Welcome aboard, Hawkmek!!

Welcome to the community. :D
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Re: I am never turning back

Post by phd21 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:02 pm

Hi "Hawkmek",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: I am never turning back

Post by majpooper » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:25 pm

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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Re: I am never turning back

Post by all41 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:57 pm

Welcome Hawkmek,
Glad to add new forum members--hang around this forum to learn much!

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Re: I am never turning back

Post by WharfRat » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:37 pm

Hello Hawkmek and welcome to the Linux Mint forum :)

I hope you don't miss those viruses too much :wink:
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Re: I am never turning back

Post by pdhunter1987 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:07 am

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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Re: I am never turning back

Post by TooMuchTime » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:18 am

...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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Re: I am never turning back

Post by Fred Barclay » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:54 pm

Welcome to the family, and Happy Minting!
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Re: I am never turning back

Post by Amii_Leigh » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:50 pm

Namaste and welcome to the Linux Mint forums! :D
नमस्ते = Namaste
I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you in which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.

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Re: I am never turning back

Post by absque fenestris » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:27 am

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...
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (Mate) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook (Intel Atom N270, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD)
Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (Mate) 64-bit - MacBook Pro 15" (Intel Core2 Duo, 8 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD) - with some separation difficulties...

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