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Hi from Australia.

Post by hi_t_moonweed » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:23 pm

Hi all, just introducing myself. I am sure I will get to know a lot of you in the Linux community and hopefully meet new friends.

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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by WharfRat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Hello hi_t_moonweed Image

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

Post by hi_t_moonweed » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:47 pm

Thanks Wharf Rat. I have been a fan of Linux for years ever since a colleague put me on to it in the late 90's. I have always disliked Windows and wasn't a great fan of Macintosh either so I dabbled with various flavours and incarnations of the OS during this time but due to work commitments I could never seriously examine the system, with Mandrake being my last effort. Just recently I discovered Ubuntu and was impressed with the advancement made in Linux. My son told me about Mint so I gave it a shot and here I am.

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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by phd21 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 pm

Hi hi_t_moonweed,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by hi_t_moonweed » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:07 pm

Thanks phd21, I will certainly keep in contact from time to time.

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Post by jimallyn » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:00 am

Welcome aboard, hi_t_moonweed!
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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by lsemmens » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:53 am

Hi, Moonweed
Are you cooking like the rest of us? What part of this Wide Brown Land do you call home?
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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by kyphi » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:03 pm

... and a big Cooee to you, hi_t_moonweed.
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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by hi_t_moonweed » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:13 pm

I am from Orange in NSW and yes we are "cooking" in this part of the country which is normally relatively cool.

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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by hi_t_moonweed » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:16 pm

At the moment I am running 18.3 "Sylvia". I was scoping out 19 and 19.1 versions but being conservative I thought that if it isn't broken, don"t bother fixing it.

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Post by shmickcomputer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:46 pm

Hi forum - I'm also from Australia (so I fit nicely into this topic, hate to start a new one.)

New to here, but only as a member (been reading the forum - usually when I have a problem - for some years.)

Presently running Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon on a ThinkPad T430. This is dual booting with Windows 10, but of course I prefer to "spend time" in the Mint side of things. :mrgreen: I was also running Ubuntu Studio (18.10) on my other laptop (ThinkPad Yoga 260), however I realised (again) I prefer Mint, and also the laptop with a larger - though inferior - screen. Btw. I'm a ThinkPad fanatic. 8) For fun, I am currently refurbishing a ThinkPad R61 - still working like a charm, has only minor, cosmetic issues. Older (32 bit, of course) Mint versions run on as smoothly as a Swiss watch.

I'm in beautiful Melbourne and I run my computer support "micro business". Used to be in applied science (wine/agriculture) in my past life. Although I've studied a lot of science, I was always into computers: started with a borrowed ZX Spectrum in the 1980s, then I've had Amstrad/Schneider CPC6128, then a second-hand PC XT, after that a 386sx clone, then 486, then Pentium MMX... the first laptop I've had was (second-hand) Compaq Contura Aero. I also had, and loved, the good old Psion Series 5mx (still working, though the screen doesn't - these models suffered from a bad display cable)... and so, on and on, onto ThinkPads... :D

Well, enough for the first post. Got to get me an avatar or something now...

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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by Pierre » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:29 am

G'day there, shmickcomputer ..

you've indeed found the Aussie Thread
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- - yeah - there is an small-ish group of Minter's that are found around various parts of this Continent ..
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Post by kc1di » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:34 am

Hello and welcome to LInux Mint Forums,
Enjoy :)
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Re: Hi from Australia.

Post by lsemmens » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:11 pm

Hi shmickcomputer, you wouldn't be a Collingwood supporter? :D As for me, I rarely follow the game.


For those outside of Australia, Collingwood is an Australian Rules football team. It seems that everyone from Melbourne supports them (not that that is true, though.)
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