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Checking out Linux MInt.

Post by whm1974 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:23 pm

Hello my fellow Linux users. I've had used Mint about four years ago or so, before switching to Xubuntu and then to my current distro Manjaro. I'm not switching back to Mint but I'm thinking of using it to introduce folks new to Linux due to Youtubers Switchtolinux and Joe Collins, who highly recommend the distro for newbies. So I will install it on my Lenovo Thinkpad T430 so I can show Linux to people.

Any thoughts about this?

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Post by jimallyn » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:19 am

Welcome aboard, whm1974! I agree, Mint is probably the best distro for introducing newcomers to Linux. And, it's the best distro for old-timers like myself who just want things to work and don't want to mess around with their OS all the time.
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Post by whm1974 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:32 am

jimallyn wrote:Welcome aboard, whm1974! I agree, Mint is probably the best distro for introducing newcomers to Linux. And, it's the best distro for old-timers like myself who just want things to work and don't want to mess around with their OS all the time.
Thanks for the welcome. I'm going to install it to my notebook tonight and read the user guide and wiki. I'm D/L the Xfce Edition.

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Post by WharfRat » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:54 am

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Post by whm1974 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:06 am

I'm installing Mint to my Thinkpad T430 now.

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Re: Checking out Linux MInt.

Post by whm1974 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:41 am

How do I apply updates?

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Post by jimallyn » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:53 am

whm1974 wrote:How do I apply updates?
Use the Update Manager. It's in the panel at the bottom of the screen, on the right hand side. If there are updates (and if you just installed, there certainly are), it will turn blue.
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Post by whm1974 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:13 am

jimallyn wrote:
whm1974 wrote:How do I apply updates?
Use the Update Manager. It's in the panel at the bottom of the screen, on the right hand side. If there are updates (and if you just installed, there certainly are), it will turn blue.
Thanks it turns out that I a problem with WiFi.

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Post by jimallyn » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:35 pm

whm1974 wrote:Thanks it turns out that I a problem with WiFi.
Post it in the WiFi forums section and somebody will probably be able to help you.
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Post by whm1974 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:07 pm

jimallyn wrote:
whm1974 wrote:Thanks it turns out that I a problem with WiFi.
Post it in the WiFi forums section and somebody will probably be able to help you.
Turns out I was putting in the wrong network name. I directly access the WiFi router and got the correct name.

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