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Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:59 pm
by ravenmad
Hi all,
jumped in feet first last weekend after I heard MS were discontinuing support for Win7. Have been interested in Linux for years and tried it way back when Mandrake, RedHat, and Suse were the main distros but I found it too hard back then. Installed Mint 19.1 on the weekend and it's been so easy so far. Managed to get almost everything set up just like I had on my windows machine but so much lighter and faster (particularly doing anything over the network).

Have needed help a few times already but searching the forums has answered just about every question I had. The future looks bright :D

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:48 pm
by WharfRat
Hello ravenmad Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:18 pm
by all41
Hi ravenmad,
Welcome to Mint and the forums.
Enjoy your newly found freedoms

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:25 pm
by lsemmens
Hi ravenmad, After a few weeks with Mint you'll be rethinking that username. SO far I have found nothing in Mint to make me mad! Welcome to sanity. :D

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:06 am
by ravenmad
lsemmens wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:25 pm
After a few weeks with Mint you'll be rethinking that username. SO far I have found nothing in Mint to make me mad!
Hahaha! I certainly hope so! My Win7 setup has been, by and large, pretty reliable with only a few niggles here and there but I like tinkering with new toys and really like the idea of FOSS so I'm looking forward to (hopefully) a long-term relationship with Linux.

If anything goes wrong, I see support is not far away :P (I'm in Adelaide) Seriously though, how good are these forums, eh? Fantastic!

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:32 am
by lsemmens
ravenmad wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:06 am
If anything goes wrong, I see support is not far away :P (I'm in Adelaide) Seriously though, how good are these forums, eh? Fantastic!
I grew up in Adelaide, then moved to Darwin. 26 years later we managed to "escape" and return to our roots. Thinking Gawler was a nice near country town we moved there. Yeah! Right! Ended up moving about 60km further north to Riverton. Eldest son accused us of sneaking back to Darwin a few km at a time. What part of Adelaide are you from? :)

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:33 am
by Kibiras
Welcome to forum:)

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:20 am
by ravenmad
lsemmens wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:32 am

I grew up in Adelaide, then moved to Darwin. 26 years later we managed to "escape" and return to our roots. Thinking Gawler was a nice near country town we moved there. Yeah! Right! Ended up moving about 60km further north to Riverton. Eldest son accused us of sneaking back to Darwin a few km at a time. What part of Adelaide are you from? :)
Heh, did a lot of that growing up too. Dad lived in and around Naracoorte for most of my teenage years so did a lot of travelling between Adelaide and there. When I was living with mum, we moved suburbs a lot - Payneham, Athelstone, then a bit further north to Modbury, Para Hills West and Paravista. As an adult, lived 16 years in the Adelaide Hills (Bridgewater & Balhannah) and now just recently settled in Urrbrae. Phew! :D

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:22 pm
by hi_t_moonweed
Wow, there seems to be a few Aussies taking on Linux Mint. I find it comfortable and undaunting but still a learning curve though.

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:19 pm
by silvatech
Welcome aboard Raven. If need any help don't hesitate to ask =).

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:51 am
by lsemmens
ravenmad wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:20 am
lsemmens wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:32 am

I grew up in Adelaide, then moved to Darwin. 26 years later we managed to "escape" and return to our roots. Thinking Gawler was a nice near country town we moved there. Yeah! Right! Ended up moving about 60km further north to Riverton. Eldest son accused us of sneaking back to Darwin a few km at a time. What part of Adelaide are you from? :)
Heh, did a lot of that growing up too. Dad lived in and around Naracoorte for most of my teenage years so did a lot of travelling between Adelaide and there. When I was living with mum, we moved suburbs a lot - Payneham, Athelstone, then a bit further north to Modbury, Para Hills West and Paravista. As an adult, lived 16 years in the Adelaide Hills (Bridgewater & Balhannah) and now just recently settled in Urrbrae. Phew! :D
I spent my later teens hooning around Naracoorte, Lucindale and the Mount on motor bikes! We should get together in RL sometime and compare stories. :D

Re: Newblood checking in :)

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:23 am
by JerryF
Welcome!