Switching to Linux

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lef
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Switching to Linux

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Hello everyone,

A short introduction; I am Lef, 49, female, and in the process of switching from windows 10 to Linux mint mate 18.3 (still have one laptop on win 10).
I am not totally unfamiliar with Linux, and I did some attempts in the past. But (out of principle) I really want to get away from Microsoft and google for good.
I do know quite a bit about computers and love to take laptops apart, as in repair :wink:,
but my Linux problem solving knowledge and terminal know how is as good as zero.
So, that being said, I think I am going to need you, community, to make my switch a success.

Lef
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit
Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-41-generic x86_64 (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9)
Desktop: MATE 1.18.0
Lenovo X230 - Intel® Core™ i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz × 4
Memory: 11,4 GiB

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Re: Switching to Linux

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Welcome aboard!
lef wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:08 am
but my Linux problem solving knowledge and terminal know how is as good as zero.
So, that being said, I think I am going to need you, community, to make my switch a success.
You'll be supporting others before you know it :)
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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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Welcome! You've come to the right place, for sure. 8)
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Hello Lef and Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint,
Enjoy the journey ;)
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/ Pjotr's Great Linux projects page.
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Hello Lef

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Hi and welcome lef--good to have you aboard
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Welcome to the gang..

more than enough help to go around here!

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Hi lef,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Dell Inspiron I5 7000 2 in 1, Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, Intel 4 Graphics. I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Welcome to the forum lef!

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Welcome aboard (and your cat, too.) I'm guessing that you are a feline fanatic, judging by your Avatar. :D
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I'm guessing that you are a feline fanatic, judging by your Avatar
This early in the morning, and already learned a new word...feline. Thank you lsemmens. The avatar is a huge drawing made with Krita, hanging above the fireplace, named, "the ladies of the house" :wink:

Thank you all, for the warm welcome on the forum.
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit
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Welcome aboard, Lef! I'm with catweazel: I bet you will be helping others out in no time. But, in the meantime, if you have any troubles, just ask for help. That's what the forums are for, and people here are always happy to help others.
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Welcome from me too. There are a lot of very knowledgeable and helpful people on here in case you need assistance with anything. :)

ETA: Pretty much what jimallyn said; I didn't reload before posting.
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Hello lef. Welcome to the LM forums. :)
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