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Been using Linux for 4 or 5 years but still feel like a noob ;)

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:07 pm
by raywjewhurst
I have been back and forth between Windows and Linux for years and have finally settled comfortably on Linux Mint. I have always preferred Ubuntu derived distros and Linux Mint Cinnamon has been a great fit! I am still learning more and more about Linux everyday and I enjoy the steeper learning curve. I knew previous versions of Windows inside and out but there is something about the vastness of Linux that is both enjoyable and intriguing. I use Linux mostly to run SimH, The Computer History Simulator. It has taught me all about old Unix and I have even learned some VMS (which is quite interesting but doesn't hold a candle to Linux!). I also enjoy using Qemu but have had some problems getting it to work correctly under Mint, especially the sound. The best part to me about Linux or any other *NIx is the command line it takes me back to my old MS-DOS days but with more power! I hope I can learn more about Linux and Mint in particular here and maybe I will bump into one of you in the forums giving me advice or maybe with a little more practice you may get some advice from me.

Ray

Re: Been using Linux for 4 or 5 years but still feel like a noob ;)

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:00 am
by Pierre
Hi Ray,
welcome to our forum
:D

Do Take the Time to Read the Linux Mint Users Guide that came with the installation.

Re: Been using Linux for 4 or 5 years but still feel like a noob ;)

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:40 am
by LuvNix
Another welcome Raywjewhurst and completely agree with you. Recently coming up on the 7th year of using gnu/Linux, often an unhealthy and obsessive amount of time and effort devoted to dorking with it and still only know a drop in the opensource ocean. Don't think I'll ever be able to claim any different either. Still it's fun, amazing and worth it. Welcome and happy Nixing ! :)
Want to figure out how to make a computer do open heart surgery on someone ? Gnu/Linux can probably do it and make it possible. Want a computer to do the above but to also do it to a person that's on the moon, while speaking in Chinese ? Same deal ... :p

Re: Been using Linux for 4 or 5 years but still feel like a noob ;)

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:07 am
by jimallyn
Welcome aboard, raywjewhurst!

Re: Been using Linux for 4 or 5 years but still feel like a noob ;)

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:27 pm
by WharfRat
Hello Raywjewhurst Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)