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Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by DBrisbane » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:31 am

Hi all,

This is my very 1st experience with Linux and installed Mint 19 (Cinnamon) yesterday after viewing videos on YouTube. I have absolutely no idea what I am doing, but at least I managed to join this forum and log in. Yay! I must admit that Mint 19 is very impressive to look at.

I do have one question if anyone can answer for me, is anyone aware of a USB wifi plug and play adapter that is fairly inexpensive. I've seen a couple of ebay but they are beyond my pensioner budget. I would appreciate any thoughts or links so I can follow them up, which means I can then have a portable laptop instead of a wired one. Thank you in advance.

I am really hoping my Linux Mint experience is positive for me, and I am also hoping to meet some honest, caring and interesting people on my unknown journey.

Thank you. David

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Pierre
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Re: Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by Pierre » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:40 am

G'day David,

welcome to our forum
:D

so, your machine an Laptop ? you should be able to use an WiFi connection like I'm able to.
- what Internet company are you looking at ?
the cheaper deals are from either Optus or Vodaphone - - maybe $30.00 Mth ?
& if you did get the dongle from eBay, then you would still need an sim card for it.
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Re: Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by catweazel » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:49 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:53 am

Hello Welcome to the forum.
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: Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by kc1di » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:35 am

Hi David and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Good to have you aboard and hope you'll enjoy :)
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by WharfRat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:56 pm

Hello David Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by phd21 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi DBrisbane,

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: Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Post by lsemmens » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:24 am

Hi DBrisbane,
I presume that you connect to the internet via Wifi when at home. If so, you can use the free wifi at places like McDonalds, public libraries, and the like when you are not at home. Obviously, some security is required if doing that, but it saves the additional hassle of trying to get a portable internet account working with the attendant costs, if you exceed your limit.
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
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