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JRvZ
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Hello from South Africa.

Post by JRvZ » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:08 pm

I have been using Windows for a long time.

I was introduced to Linux Mint by a good friend who helped me to set up my Intel NUC.

We installed Linux Mint and I have been impressed. It has run well & fast.

I have installed Linuxmint 19 on my old HP laptop which was suffering badly from Windows 10 bloat, but has been given a new life by Linux Mint.

However I have been having problem installing drivers & software packages. There doesn't seem to be a standard method of doing this.

For instance I had a big job persuading the NUC to talk to wifi.

And now I am having a huge job trying to install Seamonkey. I will tackle this elsewhere in detail. but a guide on the installation of software packages would be a big help. At the moment I am groping in the dark - blindly following instructions without a clue about what I am doing.

Bye

Roben van Zijl.

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Re: Hello from South Africa.

Post by Laurent85 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:07 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint and the forums JRvZ.
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Re: Hello from South Africa.

Post by Pjotr » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:17 pm

Welkom by die forum! Baie plesier. :)
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Re: Hello from South Africa.

Post by WharfRat » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:31 pm

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello from South Africa.

Post by lsemmens » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:46 pm

Hi from another "southerner" only difference is I'm in South Australia. Welcome to the friendly people at Mint forums.
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 from South Africa.

Post by jimallyn » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:54 am

Welcome aboard, JrVZ! There is a good tutorial on installing software here:

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Re: Hello from South Africa.

Post by kc1di » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:02 am

Hello JRvZ and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Enjoy :)
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