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Post by dpbaril » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:53 pm

After twenty years using Windows as my primary desktop operating system, I have migrated to Linux Mint.

Here is my story...

I was up for my usual middle-of-the-night fluid level adjustment break and noticed a glowing light emanating from my office. I looked in to see whether I left a light on and saw that the computer screen was glowing brightly with the familiar color of the “blue screen of death”...

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Post by WharfRat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:05 pm

Hello dpbaril Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Sorry to hear that you suffered for twenty years :(
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Post by Moem » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:12 pm

You tell a good story... and you ride a nice bike! Welcome aboard.
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Post by dpbaril » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:19 pm

Thanks! Yeah, the riding season here in the frozen North is just a couple of weeks away! :D
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Post by jimallyn » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:05 pm

Welcome aboard, dpbaril!
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Post by dpbaril » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:53 pm

Thanks Jim!
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Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice write up dpbaril,

I enjoyed it all, and you are quite accomplished with your networking, etc...

I looked at XnView and started the download immediately when I saw what it could do.

I, also, a big huge fan if IrFanView... that is the only image editor that I use on Windows, as it is the fastest there is, and the easiest to make quick changes and post them on the web....

Never owned a V-Strom, my rides have been the Yamaha dirt bikes of the early '70s and then later I switched over to Honda Goldwings.... an '84, '86, '94 GL1500, '98 GL1500 and now my '2002 GL1800

Have a nice day, and thanks for the intro.

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Post by dpbaril » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:45 pm

Hey John, Thanks for the feedback!
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Post by kc1di » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:53 am

Hello David and Welcome to Linux MInt Forums,
Great to have you here, Hope you will enjoy the distro.
Great Blog also.
Cheers!
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Post by jaymot » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:43 am

FYI Irfanview installs and runs just fine in Linux under Wine. :)
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