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Hi from a new Mintie

Post by TheSkye » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:30 pm

Hi there,

After a relative lifetime of being a Mac user (nice kit, lasts well, doesn't break too often and you get your moneys worth because it lasts) :idea: I got some spare PC parts from my son who had upgraded his gaming rig, acquired a few more bits and pieces and built myself a Linux box - running Mint 19.1.

I dabbled with Mint a few years ago, dipped my toe in the water but never had time to become fully committed as it were.

Now with retirement approaching, I thought that I would stretch my brain a bit and take the plunge. Thanks already to various contributors on the forum who have provided a beacon to show the way forward. :D
Obair là - tòiseachadh. A day's work - getting started.

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Re: Hi from a new Mintie

Post by ajgringo619 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:39 pm

Welcome aboard, TheSkye!
Mint 19.2 XFCE
kernel 4.15.0-65-generic
AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core w/16 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 960 w/2GB RAM (440.26)
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Post by lsemmens » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 pm

Welcome aboard, the Skye. If you like Mac, then there are mac like interfaces in the libraries if you so desire. I can offer no more on this subject as I have no desire to change my theme.
Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop HP-ProBook-470-G2 8Gb RAM SSD
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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Re: Hi from a new Mintie

Post by WharfRat » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:13 pm

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hi from a new Mintie

Post by phd21 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:26 am

Hi TheSkye,

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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Post by jimallyn » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:14 am

Welcome to Linux and the Linux Mint forums, TheSkye!
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Re: Hi from a new Mintie

Post by tdockery97 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:18 am

Welcome aboard, TheSkye.
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Re: Hi from a new Mintie

Post by hi_t_moonweed » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:07 pm

Hi Skye,
it seems that this is a common occurrence. Like myself I have know about Linux for years and through a dislike of the other OS out there tried Linux but was too busy to sit down and seriously work with it. Years later near retirement with extra time on our hands, have rediscovered the wonders of the OS and here we are.

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