WIN IT manager goes Nutty in Mint!

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G-Mo
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WIN IT manager goes Nutty in Mint!

Post by G-Mo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:39 pm

Hi all,

Thought I'd post my story. I recently retired as an airport IT manager babysitting NT and WIN server/workstations since the 90's. I had an old Dell 3020, I5 collecting dust so I invested about an hour research effort to explore a Linux install. I loaded Mint 18.3 with Cinnamon and began trying to break it. The idea was to make a stable PC for my Mother-in-law who seems to attract Win10 nightmares and malware. Okay, maybe just trying to cut support time and phone fixes. I had team viewer resident on her PC!

Okay, so went in thinking this will be a journey of time and experiments. To my surprise and delight, the build was stupid simple and tweaking was intuitive with a little reading. To tie this up, I moved over to this box for my private "main PC". Going to have to find another box for the relative. Guess I never thought I would be a convert. Kinda lucky 'cause I actually thought - Umm, Mint and Cinnamon, sounds tasty. And it is!

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Re: WIN IT manager goes Nutty in Mint!

Post by catweazel » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi, and welcome! It's great to hear about your success.

Cheers.
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Re: WIN IT manager goes Nutty in Mint!

Post by Moem » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:52 pm

Mint, cinnamon and nutty... sounds like ice cream. :D
Welcome aboard, what a nice story!
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Re: WIN IT manager goes Nutty in Mint!

Post by JerryF » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:22 pm

Great to see you're nutty over Mint.

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Re: WIN IT manager goes Nutty in Mint!

Post by WharfRat » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 am

Hello G-Mo Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: WIN IT manager goes Nutty in Mint!

Post by jimallyn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:35 am

Welcome aboard, G-Mo!
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