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Jackflash
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New to Linux Mint or any form of Linux

Post by Jackflash » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:13 pm

Hello Mint World
By way of introduction;
My user name id Jackflash
I am 64+
I live in New South Wales, Australia (soon to be moving to Queensland, Aust upon final retirement next year)
I have almost no Linux experience but have messed around with Rapberry Pi albeit not successfully so I know enough to be dangerous.
I am running Mint 18.3 and 19 xfce off CDs at present to see which one works best on my older machine (about 10 years old), leaning toward 18.3 because I like the look of it.
I have 2 older computers (one 15 years with XP loaded because I have Win programs that will not run on Linux) that I hopefully can get to network together (that is the first aim).
Please be patient with me when I ask the inevitable stupid/dumb questions and do not follow/understand the answers I am willing to learn but it does take time.
Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon 64 bit

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Re: New to Linux Mint or any form of Linux

Post by WharfRat » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:36 pm

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: New to Linux Mint or any form of Linux

Post by catweazel » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:51 pm

Hi, @Jackflash! Welcome aboard!
¡uʍop ǝpısdn sı buıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ os ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ ɯoɹɟ ɯ,ı

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Re: New to Linux Mint or any form of Linux

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:53 pm

Hi Jackflash,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 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: New to Linux Mint or any form of Linux

Post by lsemmens » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:14 pm

Hi Jackflash. If everybody retires to Queensland, there is going to be plenty of room elsewhere in OZ! :D What part are you heading to?
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: New to Linux Mint or any form of Linux

Post by Jackflash » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:19 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:14 pm
Hi Jackflash. If everybody retires to Queensland, there is going to be plenty of room elsewhere in OZ! :D What part are you heading to?
Bundaberg

I have started a thread in Newbie Questions called "Connecting to a Win XP machine via Ethernet".
I have tried to follow tutorial about networking and have just copied and am using Mint 18.3 Cinnamon but cannot get samba to install is there a known issue or am I doing something wrong?
Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon 64 bit

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Re: New to Linux Mint or any form of Linux

Post by lsemmens » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:41 am

I've not been to Bundaberg. I have a Brother in Cairns. Nephew in Airle Beach, Daughter in BrisVegas, and friends all up and down the coast, so can appreciate the call of the Banana Republic.

As for networking with Windwoes, been there, done that, but I cannot offer any solutions as I am very much a newbie to Linux, too.
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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