Hello to All from Ohio USA

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Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by LarryR » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:50 pm

Hi,

My name is Larry. I'm a recent Linux Mint convert from Windows. Discussing my issues with Windows here is much like sitting on a park bench discussing ageing issues with elderly pigeon feeders. Nothing will get accomplished. The biggest single issue is that Mint allows me to waste time on the internet and not steal the data that my activities creates. Privacy ! I really like that! I am aware of privacy issues with Firefox and Google and such but at least my OS is no longer betraying my every move to marketing people. Thank you Linux Mint and thanks to those in the forum for providing help in making my transition smooth.
"Man will not seek what he does not know until he knows he does not know it." -- Socrates
"Smart woman has an open mind and skunks the man Socrates mentions." -- LarryR

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Re: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by WharfRat » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:53 pm

Hello Larry Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by jimallyn » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:19 pm

Welcome aboard, Larry!
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Re: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by LarryR » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:45 pm

WharfRat and Jimallyn ... I am just blown away that I, a Linux Mint newbie, would receive not just one but acknowledgements from TWO Linux Mint level 18 gurus. I have been using 18.3 Cinnamon for a couple of months and jumped, with both feet, into the 19 beta release. I think I have learned my newbie lesson not to do that! :lol: I am a retired IBM Systems Engineer who worked with DOS, OS2, Windows intimately and don't like where they have all gone! I love Mint Cinnamon and can't get away from the computer. Thanks to you both!
"Man will not seek what he does not know until he knows he does not know it." -- Socrates
"Smart woman has an open mind and skunks the man Socrates mentions." -- LarryR

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Re: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by kc1di » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:18 pm

Hello Larry and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums.
Great to have you here :)
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by all41 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:39 am

acknowledgements from TWO Linux Mint level 18 gurus
Yes jimallyn is guru, however WharfRat is now Diety
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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Re: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by jimallyn » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:47 am

LarryR wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:45 pm
I am just blown away that I, a Linux Mint newbie, would receive not just one but acknowledgements from TWO Linux Mint level 18 gurus.
We're a rather friendly forum here.
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Re: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by lsemmens » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:15 am

Welcome to Mint, Larry. I love your analogy! I sold IBM computers for a while when OS/2 Warp was being bundled with some of them. I saw the value in that OS, although I did not get to play with it as much as I'd have liked, and am disappointed that it failed to gain any real acceptance. From what I saw, it was everything Windows should have been, and, even now, would probably still put Windoze to shame. Did they ever start development of a 64bit version of OS/2?
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: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by JerryF » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:36 am

Welcome to the forums LarryR!
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: Hello to All from Ohio USA

Post by SwanRider » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:08 pm

Welcome to the forum and to Mint Larry R
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