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bobalooie
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Hi from Ohio

Post by bobalooie » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 pm

Hello all,

I'm a licensed professional electrical engineer, been involved with computing since high school (IBM 1130 and punch cards!). I enjoy retrocomputing with the TRS-80 machines and emulators. My first experience with Linux was with Slackware V4. I switched to Linux Mint with 17.1, been very impressed with the system ever since. I still like Slackware but I don't have the time for the care and feeding that Slackware sometimes requires.

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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by lsemmens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:10 pm

You're lucky that Slackware only requires occasional care and feeding, think how much effort another OS that you'd have to pay for would require! ;) Welcome to Mint, where nothing ever goes wrong......well, hardly ever.....:D
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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by Citizen229 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:26 pm

Greetings, fellow Buckeye!
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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by Tomgin5 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:04 pm

Welcome Bobilooie!

This from the guy that designed and built the PDU that powered the ROV that fixed the BP oil spill in the gulf a few years back.
Not a PE but have been building electronic devices since before transistors (vacuum tubes) Teaching boolean algebra in the mid 60's.
programming commandline with punch cards and tape. Micro computers design and use since the 4008 and sinclairs, C64's. :mrgreen:

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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by WharfRat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:40 pm

Hello Bobilooie Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by jimallyn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:23 am

Welcome aboard, bobalooie!
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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by catweazel » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:26 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by kc1di » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:36 pm

Hello bobalooie and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
I also start linux many years ago with slackware and have moved to mint in recent years. Just as you said had to spend too much time keep slack up to speed.
In any event enjoy the forums it's a great place.
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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by bobalooie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:58 pm

kc1di wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Hello bobalooie and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
I also start linux many years ago with slackware and have moved to mint in recent years. Just as you said had to spend too much time keep slack up to speed.
In any event enjoy the forums it's a great place.
Tnx de K8TYM.

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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by JerryF » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:10 pm

Welcome!

Ah, the TSR-80! Never had one, but wanted one.
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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by bobalooie » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:49 am

Tomgin5 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Welcome Bobilooie!

This from the guy that designed and built the PDU that powered the ROV that fixed the BP oil spill in the gulf a few years back.
Not a PE but have been building electronic devices since before transistors (vacuum tubes) Teaching boolean algebra in the mid 60's.
programming commandline with punch cards and tape. Micro computers design and use since the 4008 and sinclairs, C64's. :mrgreen:
Nice! I started my career in controls but my PE is actually in power engineering. I work for an industrial engineering consulting firm, so all my engineering is in big wires, big voltages and big currents.

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Re: Hi from Ohio

Post by phd21 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:24 am

Hi bobalooie,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
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