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TJ_Vinny
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Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by TJ_Vinny » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:46 pm

Hello!

I am completely new to the whole Linux scene, I've been using Windows since I was a kid. Operating/building computers are just one of my many hobbies.
Recently, I've grown curious about Linux and did extensive research on which distro looks the friendliest and I obviously settled for Mint. It definitely looks familiar to what I'm used to running.
I just built a computer from scratch this weekend as a dedicated work station that uses Mint.

Specs:
MB: ASUS Prime B450-A/CSM AM4 mATX
CPU: AMD Ryzen 2700x 3.7 gHz 8 Core AM4
GPU: MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8gb GDDR5
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR4-3200
PSU: EVGA 650 watt Modular PSU
SSD: PNY 120 GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm HDD
Plus all the peripherals...

That hurt me in the wallet, but I believe it will be a worthy investment. I plan on making this into my main work station for art, music, 3D rendering, and animation.

With this being fairly unfamiliar to me, I am glad that there is a whole community behind it all. There would be no way for me to figure this out on my own.

Thank you!

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Re: Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by catweazel » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:16 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by Pierre » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:18 am

Hi TJ,
welcome to our forum
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Re: Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by WharfRat » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:56 pm

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by phd21 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:14 pm

Hi TJ_Vinny,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by jimallyn » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:19 pm

TJ_Vinny wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:46 pm
I obviously settled for Mint
I wouldn't say "settled"! You picked the best distro out there. Welcome, TJ_Vinny!
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Re: Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by all41 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi TJ_Vinny,
Welcome to Mint and the forums.
That looks like a nice build, congrats.
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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Re: Hello! Another Newbie Here!

Post by JerryF » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:12 pm

Welcome to the forums!
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! Another Newbie Here!

Post by lsemmens » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:21 pm

I was running through my files for some jewellery valuations and found the receipts for the last system I built.... That was 8 years ago!! Better pull my finger out! Looks like you have a nice rig there, enjoy, along with Mint, you are onto a winner there.
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! Another Newbie Here!

Post by kc1di » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:38 pm

Hello TJ_Vinny,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums.
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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