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charvey
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i will start with the basics :
Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64 bit.
version 3.2.7
Kernel version 4.4.0-53-generic
AMD Phenom II x4 820 processor x 4
Two HD's , windows drive 1000Gb and a 500Gb drive for Mint. Grub handles the boot loading with no issues
ATI Radeon HD 4200 VGA controller
NEED to upgrade the video card soon...but found that Mint did not have an issue with my gfx card as with Debian i had to dig around and install the ATI drivers to get my games to run. with Mint my games ran with not fps issues ! im impressed ....
I had a laptop with Debian for a few years but it developed some issues and stoped working . When i got this desktop it had windows 10 so i made do for a few months while i decided to add a HD or split the drive with another install of linux. I have a friend who suggested Mint over Debian and said i should give it a try.
I added a HD and was surprised at how easy the install went with Mint. I have over all loved the look and feel of Mint so far (about 3 days) but still cant find things yet <laughs> . id like to start learning Python and re-learn some Bash scripting (i forget things sometimes) . looking forward to helping when i can and getting advice as well. I want to be a part of the community , not just a leach looking for answers. Mint looks good, glad i tried it <smiles>

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Welcome to the Mint family forums.

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charvey wrote:........... id like to start learning Python and re-learn some Bash scripting (i forget things sometimes) . looking forward to helping when i can and getting advice as well. I want to be a part of the community , not just a leach looking for answers. Mint looks good, glad i tried it <smiles>
Welcome! This should be a good one for learning python, saw it mentioned in the forums: https://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/
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Welcome to the forums!
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your ORIGINAL post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members when browsing posts.

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Hi "charvey",

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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Welcome aboard, charvey!
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If your in the market for a GPU, I cannot stress enough to go Nvidia this time around. Drivers matter, and AMD is dropping the ball. The 10 series Nvidia performs better and uses less power than AMD's current RX cards.
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Yes--though you are new to the community you are experienced with Linux already.
Great--new perspectives are always welcomed.
Welcome aboard

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