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Hello :)

Post by VoxelMints » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:47 pm

Hello, I'm a new Linux user. I recently left Windows permanently. I'm using the Cinnamon flavor of Linux Mint. :)

When I first started using Linux Mint Cinnamon I overwhelmingly felt like I now owned my digital online life, like I owned my computer again. I experienced a brief moment where I got pretty emotional. Not balling my eyes out emotional, but moved by the experience. Lol I had an overwhelming sense of peace almost like how when I was a kid I didn't fight with my gadgets they just worked and it was actually fun. I didn't expect Mint would be so polished, fast, stable. I had to leave my previous OS, for the same reasons you often hear about, privacy, malware, mysterious process, services re-enabling themselves etc. One day I just had enough.

Thank You for this operating system. You change my life.

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Re: Hello :)

Post by catweazel » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:41 pm

VoxelMints wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Hello, I'm a new Linux user.
Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hello :)

Post by VoxelMints » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:31 pm

Happy to be here Thanks! :D

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Re: Hello :)

Post by phd21 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Hi VoxelMints,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
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Re: Hello :)

Post by lsemmens » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:10 am

I'm not so sure about emotion, but you'll find Linux as a tool is very effective. Welcome, anyway.
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Re: Hello :)

Post by jimallyn » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:50 am

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums, VoxelMints!
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Re: Hello :)

Post by kc1di » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:11 am

Hello VoxelMints and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Enjoy :)
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Re: Hello :)

Post by WharfRat » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:07 pm

Hello VoxelMints Image

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

Post by VoxelMints » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:34 pm

Happy for the warm welcome. :) I have some helpful tweaks to post.

I solved all my screen tearing issues and then some. I need to take some time and post a tutorial so folks new to Mint Cinnamon can quickly fix these issues and immediately start gaming and being productive. I'll post them soon maybe later today.

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Re: Hello :)

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:41 pm

VoxelMints wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Happy for the warm welcome. :) I have some helpful tweaks to post.

I solved all my screen tearing issues and then some. I need to take some time and post a tutorial so folks new to Mint Cinnamon can quickly fix these issues and immediately start gaming and being productive. I'll post them soon maybe later today.
Welcome to the forum and please post your tutorial.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Hello :)

Post by lee-dan17 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:06 am

Welcome to Linux Mint! Enjoy your stay.
Taking a brief leave. I got a set of ultra wheels and toyo tires to use and review.

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Post by BG405 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:37 am

Welcome to the Forums and thanks for your offer of a tutorial (already!) :D
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Re: Hello :)

Post by VoxelMints » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:47 pm

Hey everyone. :)

It's no problem, I put some effort in finding tweaks to make things work right because I was so determined to leave my previous OS. lol
Then as a bonus Valve dropped their Proton news and I was super stoked.

I'm not sure if there's an official way to link this tutorial so I'm adding a link here:

Cinnamon Tweaks Screen Tearing VSYNC NVIDIA
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=277267&p=1523979#p1523979

EDIT:
for clarity

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