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Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by BaltyRaven » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:22 pm

I've been a dedicated Windows fan for 15 years now (I've been using it since I was 3). However, I have used Linux Mint as an alternative for some of my computers. It works fine, especially since it's a free distribution that I could get from the official website. For instance, my ASUS K56CA notebook uses Linux Mint as its main operating system, compared to Windows 8 due to a faulty hard drive.
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Re: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by JoeFootball » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:50 pm

Welcome aboard! :) fyi, here's a collection of informative articles from the Easy Linux Tips Project which has helped me fine-tune my system numerous times.

Joe

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Post by JerryF » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:58 pm

BaltyRaven wrote:I've been a dedicated Windows fan for 15 years now (I've been using it since I was 3). However, I have used Linux Mint as an alternative for some of my computers. It works fine, especially since it's a free distribution that I could get from the official website. For instance, my ASUS K56CA notebook uses Linux Mint as its main operating system, compared to Windows 8 due to a faulty hard drive.
Welcome aboard, youngin! I say that because I have a pair of shoes older than you---for real!

But seriously, welcome.
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.

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Re: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by BaltyRaven » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:14 pm

JoeFootball wrote:Welcome aboard! :) fyi, here's a collection of informative articles from the Easy Linux Tips Project which has helped me fine-tune my system numerous times.

Joe
That seems informative for when my laptop seems to be doing something wrong with Linux. I already put it as one of my bookmarks on my Firefox.
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Re: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by austin.texas » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:10 pm

Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
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Post by phd21 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:38 pm

Hi "BaltyRaven",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, 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: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by BaltyRaven » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:57 pm

phd21 wrote:Hi "BaltyRaven",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Thanks. Linux Mint themselves advertised this forum when I went into Firefox on my ASUS laptop.
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Post by daveinuk » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:01 pm

BaltyRaven wrote:I've been a dedicated Windows fan for 15 years now.....................................................................

Hey we've all been this unwell, glad you found the forums and you're feeling much better now ........................... :wink: :lol:

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Re: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by BaltyRaven » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:38 pm

daveinuk wrote:
BaltyRaven wrote:I've been a dedicated Windows fan for 15 years now.....................................................................

Hey we've all been this unwell, glad you found the forums and you're feeling much better now ........................... :wink: :lol:
Actually, I still use Windows on my main desktop and gaming laptop. It's just my main operating system on my ASUS laptop, since it runs pretty crappy on any Windows system, especially Windows 8. I remember it crashing so many times on that thing, I gave up and one day the original hard drive never worked again.
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Re: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by Moem » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:19 pm

BaltyRaven wrote:Actually, I still use Windows on my main desktop and gaming laptop.
Hey, it's fine. Mint is an OS, it's not a religion. Welcome to the Forum and enjoy the Mint! :mrgreen:
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Post by WharfRat » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:19 pm

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

Post by BaltyRaven » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:25 pm

Moem wrote:
BaltyRaven wrote:Actually, I still use Windows on my main desktop and gaming laptop.
Hey, it's fine. Mint is an OS, it's not a religion. Welcome to the Forum and enjoy the Mint! :mrgreen:
:lol: I didn't really expect everyone to just go with Linux. It's nice that everyone here is nice and more open to alternative OSes like Linux Mint.
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