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CastleMan
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Greetings from yet another old Newbie -

Post by CastleMan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:40 pm

I’ve just installed Mint 18.3 on two of my old systems and have both enjoyed and have been frustrated with the experience. One system is a HP Pavilion a1542n, now 12 years old, on which I’ve installed Mint as a dual boot system with Win.XP. Relatively easy! The other is an HP laptop dv6645; this originally had a Vista OS which died beyond recovery. I installed Mint on this with considerable difficulty, mainly video and WiFi issues. Both systems now working, more or less, but can at least exchange files with my new Win.10 based system. I've very little software experience, so no doubt I'll be asking for much help!

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Post by catweazel » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Welcome aboard!
There is no spoon.

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Post by all41 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 pm

Hi CastleMan,
Welcome to Mint and the forums.
Enjoy your adventure.
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Post by jimallyn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:37 am

Welcome aboard, CastleMan!
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Post by bobbyk » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:52 pm

Welcome Old Newbie! Here's another Old guy who thinks Linux Mint is great. Tace care and have a good time, :D
Asus K55N DS81 laptop A8 HD Radeon graphics 4GB Ram Linux Mint 18.3
Cinnamon Old but learning and having a good time.

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Post by Jack Draak » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:53 pm

Linux is indeed fantastic for adding life to older hardware. My 10 year old laptop runs like a charm with it. I think the last time it ran Windows was the XP days....

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