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MarkStH
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Hello from Massachusetts!

Post by MarkStH » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:50 pm

My first computer was an 8088 with two 5.25 drives, upgraded to a Swan 486/33 and was soon running QEMM & Desqview with a Renegade BBS that was updated to Wildcat and a Pioneer DRM-1804x CD changer. Went to a Tri-State fair with a friend and built my first computer with a friend's help and have built all but the laptops since.

I Worked in a factory for years until it closed, went to school and have been in IT ever since for a major insurance company.

I know very little about Linux but am learning and with Microsoft becoming more and more intrusive, it's (past) time to do something about that. I'm dual-booting Windows 10 Pro and Mint Cinnamon 19, with Win10 as the default until I have things working and have found Linux alternatives for our applications... and until my wife is comfortable enough to give a thumbs up to a format and installation of Mint as the only OS.

HPLIP saved the day with the SLOOOW printing of a Laserjet 4M Plus on a serial-USB adapter. I quickly learned how to set the OS default in GRUB and that folder names are case sensitive in Terminal. :-)

I'm psyched about this and hope to eventually be a contributor of some value here.

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phd21
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Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Post by phd21 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:04 pm

Hi MarkStH,

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 from Massachusetts!

Post by all41 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm

Hi MarkStH,
Welcome to Mint and the forums.
I'm dual-booting Windows 10 Pro and Mint Cinnamon 19, with Win10 as the default until I have things working and have found Linux alternatives for our applications... and until my wife is comfortable enough to give a thumbs up to a format and installation of Mint as the only OS.
The transition is simpler than it seems at first so hang in there, and be sure to get answers to your questions here--on this forum.
Good luck to you both and Cheers.
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Post by catweazel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:38 pm

Hi, and welcome!
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Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:59 am

Hello MarkStH Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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