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Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by Wildbill » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:06 am

:roll: Hello to all. I am very new at this. I may need some help from time to time. I have installed Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64 bit which I believe is known as "Sonia". I am using a rather old Dell desktop Pentium 4 3.0 GHz computer. I taught myself MS-DOS back before the Windows years (100 years or so ago) and have worked myself up through the numerous versions of said well through 7 anyway. To make a long story short it was suggested to me by a local computer dealer that I try Mint (no Windows 10 for me). Well that's about it.

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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by WharfRat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:12 am

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by Pierre » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:14 am

Welcome to our Forum
:D
it seems that you taken a similar path to lots of folks, already Members of this Forum.
:)
it's a well trodden path for lots of people, it seems.
8)
Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Post by Spearmint2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:11 pm

Good for you. Windows 10 is a travesty on the computing world. Not only is it's "privacy" policy a lie, it's a huge privacy data collection system now for Microsoft. I help on windows forums too and Microsoft with it's mandatory update program along with it's turning so many installs into it's own webbot, to steal and use YOUR bandwidth to allow others to download updates direct from your computer, it also seems to have no limit on the number of connects at the same time to your new microsoft webbot enabled computer, which has slowed many users own internet speeds down. There is an option to turn that ability off, and I've seen where complaints about slow internet suddenly disappeared once that was done, but few even know they can turn it off. I had one person I helped by that being turned off, their "speccy" showed 497 remote connections and that dropped to under 40 after turning that webbot function off. It's hurt satellite connections which have limited monthly bandwidth tremendously, costing those users extra money, or loss of service till the next month's allowance. For them, it's truly a travesty of an OS.
All things go better with Mint. Mint julep, mint jelly, mint gum, candy mints, pillow mints, peppermint, chocolate mints, spearmint,....

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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by Wildbill » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:21 pm

Thanks to all for the welcome. Just as an update to all. I had been running "Sonia" in a dual boot setup w/Windows 7. After a little hunting around on the forum I decided to jump in all the way. Just finish reinstalling as a stand alone (on this machine anyway). I've still got enough questions to write a book but I'll just take them one at a time.
Thanks again for the warm welcome.

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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by phd21 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:37 pm

Hi "Wildbill",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.2, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,3gb Ram,160gb hdd, 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: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by Wildbill » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Pierre wrote:Welcome to our Forum
:D
it seems that you taken a similar path to lots of folks, already Members of this Forum.
:)
it's a well trodden path for lots of people, it seems.
8)
Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
I can't seem to find the Users Guide you speak of.

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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by WharfRat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:37 pm

Wildbill wrote:I can't seem to find the Users Guide you speak of.
You can get one here https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php :wink:
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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by jimallyn » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:42 pm

Welcome aboard, Wildbill!
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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by Wildbill » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:12 pm

@Wharfrat, Pierre
I found it. Duh!!!! :?

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Post by mrmajik45 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:48 pm

Welcome to the "Minty" side of linux! :D
The linux coder.
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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by all41 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:57 pm

@Wildbill
Hi and welcome to Mint and the forum.
Enjoy your Mint--and don't forget to thank your local computer dealer.
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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Post by catweazel » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:05 am

Hello and welcome!
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Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Post by JerryF » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:14 am

Welcome Wildbill.
Don't forget to edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject line if your problem has been fixed.
My main language is English. I speak very little Portuguese, and a whole lot of gibberish.

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