dumped windows , my journey into linux again

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dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by brothergc » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:42 pm

windows 10 started becoming a nightmere for me it was always giving me problems , privacy concerns , webpages not loading corectly , bloatware , useless software , apps crashing , fighting with "trutsed installer " over what to uninstall , trusted installer reg key ownership . Windows 10 is IMO a Joke finally fed up I went linux shopping .
Tryed manjaro most all flavors ,cinnimon , mate , kde just did not run right , issues with nvidia drivers that I spent 2 days trying to fix and finally gave up , never could get the nvidia drivers to save their settings even though I used good instructions
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?titl ... on_Startup
Then their was antergos linus that may or may not boot up their live install media , and chinci installer was still in beta with their latest release . ( really ? ) :lol:
Now I gave linux Mint 19 beta cin edition a spin , writting this post on it now and still kicking the tires , but I am impressed installed flawless on my Asrock K-4 Z270 with a intell I5 7600k, 16 gig ddr4 2400, Nvidia 1060 6gb graphics,samsung 960 evo 2050mb MVME drive ( smoking fast ! ) running, installed ,and booted in UEIF mode ! I never seen linux do that .
Mint corectly sees my mvme drive , installing vid drivers was painless m and best of all , remembers settings on next boot ! :mrgreen: oh yea! :mrgreen:
So a big shout out to the linux mint team and to Microcrap ( microsoft ) you can kiss my rosey red A** :lol:

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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by kc1di » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:55 pm

Hello brothergc and Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint :)
Enjoy !
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by rado84 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:01 pm

brothergc wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:42 pm
finally fed up
You have no idea how happy I am to read that! Finally the first Windows 10 sheep evolved and saw Crapows 10 for what it really is! :mrgreen:

As for the nvidia settings, there is a way to make them stay. Make your settings, then press the button marked with red circle-ish as on the screenshot. When asked, overwrite the available file.

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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by jimallyn » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:12 am

Welcome aboard, brothergc! I moved your post to the Introduce yourself forums area, since it wasn't a support question.
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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by whm1974 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:22 am

While I do use Manjaro as my only distro, I see Mint as being more suitable for users new to Linux and especially with non-tech minded folks who just want a working system without dealing with Windows 10 crap. And advanced users and make use of Mint as well. This really depends on what you out of your system.

Welcome back to Linux.

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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by JerryF » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:28 am

Welcome to the forums and Linux Mint.
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: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by WharfRat » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 am

Hello brothergc Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Post by catweazel » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:50 am

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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by lsemmens » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:26 am

Welcome from another recent "convert", you won't look back.
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by BG405 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:36 pm

Welcome brothergc :) the Mint Forums are a good place to be! Hope you get as much pleasure from using Mint & the Mint Forum as I and many others have.
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Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Post by mediclaser » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 pm

Hello, brothergc!

A fellow beginner in Linux. You're more forgiving than I, because the only time I ran Windows 10 was on a new laptop which came with Win 10 pre-installed. I ran it just to make sure the laptop is in running condition. I did not even go through the installation process. After that I immediately erased it by installing Linux Mint. :lol:

My dislike of Win 10 can be traced back to when it first started nagging me repeatedly to install it from inside my Win 7 machine. I actually had to find a permanent way to prevent it from doing that again.

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