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Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by wheatpenny » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:09 am

Hi, my name's Jeff. I'm 55 with 2 adult children. I'm originally from northern California but I've lived in Pennsylvania since 1984.

I have used Ubuntu for the past several years, but I have recently switched to Mint, mainly because Mint's desktop environment is more comfortable and convenient. Ubuntu's desktop comes with a few desktop icons by default, but I can't add icons for my software, whereas Mint does allow that (a big plus for me). I like how Mint seems to have "fixed" everything that was "wrong" with Ubuntu. (desktop icons, the buttons on the taskbar for software that is running, clock in the lower right corner - where it "belongs -, etc).

Looking forward to a positive experience with Mint.
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Re: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by Pierre » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:15 am

welcome to our forum
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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!
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Re: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by WharfRat » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:19 pm

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by JerryF » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:21 pm

Welcome, Jeff!
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, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by Tomgin5 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:33 pm

Welcome Jeff.
You listed the secondary reasons that I made the switch to LM Cinnamon 2 years ago. The other was the continuous piracy and meddling in private commercial files that I had in mjy old computers with Windex :? in them.

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Re: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by wheatpenny » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:57 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone.

My dual-boot setup seems to be up and running finally. All day I kept trying to install Mint alongside Windows 10, but I kept only getting the option to erase Windows and install just Mint. Finally, I don't know what I did different, but it finally offered me the dual-boot option, so here I am...

I'm finally finished with the tedious task of installing and setting up all my software for both Operating Systems.
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Re: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by catweazel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:08 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Post by kc1di » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:16 am

Hello Jeff and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Great to see you here and hope you will enjoy the Distro and forums.
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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