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Neil Darlow
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Hello from the UK

Post by Neil Darlow » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:00 am

I've been using GNU/Linux for nearly 25 years with it being my sole desktop OS for 20 years.

My usage history would be: Red Hat, Debian, Gentoo, Mandrake/Mandriva/Mageia, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, fedora and Linux Mint. These were all used for several years at a time not casual install then discards.

By trade I am an Electronics and Software Design Engineer and until 2000 I was heavily involved in Windows Application development. After switching to GNU/Linux as my desktop OS in 1998 I have been more involved in the technical side of GNU/Linux but I have a keen interest in cross-platform development tools like Lazarus.

My programming skills include Assembly language, C, C++, Pascal and more recently I've been learning Ada 2012 with a view to doing some ARM-based development in the area of 3D Printing hardware.

The recent transition to Linux Mint was fuelled by a desire to reduce the number of PCs in our household by building a new one for myself and my wife to share and to get her away from Windows 10 which has been a considerable annoyance to her since her machine was updated from Windows 7. Linux Mint ticks all the boxes in assisting her while providing a platform for me that "just works" which is satisfying my wish to not tinker as much as I used to.
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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by catweazel » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:01 am

Neil Darlow wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:00 am
I've been using GNU/Linux for nearly 25 years with it being my sole desktop OS for 20 years.
Welcome to the forums!
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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by JerryF » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:27 am

Welcome Neil!
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 from the UK

Post by WharfRat » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 am

Hello Neil Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by jimallyn » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:44 pm

Welcome aboard, Neil!
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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by lsemmens » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:34 am

Your story (about migrating from Windoze) sounds very familiar. Welcome to the world of Mint.
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Re: Hello from the UK

Post by kc1di » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:06 am

Hello and 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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