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John_Elder
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Hello from another new Mint user

Post by John_Elder » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:09 pm

Hello Everyone,

Another new Mint user here in the USA. I have been a PC user since the old DOS days. Used Windows at home and work for many years. Finally had enough with Win10 forced updates, especially the October surprise file deletions - didn't affect me, but took that as a warning shot across my bow.

I've been tinkering with Linux versions over the years, but never made the commitment to use as my primary OS until recently. Read Mint reviews and watched videos for a while and decided to switch. It was a major move for me, since my primary computer must be reliable and stable without question.

I've got Mint 19 installed (not a dual boot, just Mint) on a Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 with an Intel I5-6600T, 8gigs of ram, a Samsung 860 Evo SSD and an old 840 Evo external on USB3. That 840 had Windows 7 on it, the last good Windows OS, in my opinion.

I've done most of the system and ssd optimizations recommended on the Easy Linux Tips Project site. Have been running Mint for a few days now and everything is going very well. Most work I had to do was move Quicken data into GnuCash. Took some time to set that up, but I think I like GnuCash better.

Anyway, will be posting some questions in the appropriate (I hope) forums.

These forums look very friendly. Looking forward to being part of the group.

John Elder

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Re: Hello from another new Mint user

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:41 pm

Hello John,
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: Hello from another new Mint user

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:44 pm

Hi John_Elder,

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 another new Mint user

Post by JerryF » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:45 pm

Welcome to the forums John!
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: Hello from another new Mint user

Post by lsemmens » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:41 pm

Hi John, Windwoes 10 January updates weaned me completely, so I understand. :D Welcome to a refreshing way of computing.
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 another new Mint user

Post by WharfRat » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:46 pm

Hello John Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello from another new Mint user

Post by all41 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 pm

Hello John,
Welcome to to Mint and the forums. Great to have you join us here.
Because of your previous Linux exposure my guess is you will do well with Mint.
Enjoy your adventure
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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