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New here, New to Linux

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:13 am
by CMD-Ky
I am in Kentucky, USA. As the title says, I am new. I have a dual boot Windows 7/Mint installation on Dell E6430. It seems that Mint had proper working drivers for everything. I lucked out I guess. With your help, I am looking forward to learning this new to me operating system.

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:14 am
by WharfRat
Hello CMD-Ky Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:41 am
by wallyUSA
Hi cmd and welcome to a great forum! Lots of help here :!:

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:11 am
by Pierre
Hi CMD-Ky ,
welcome to our forum.
:D

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

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:19 am
by Cyber_Ghost78
Hi welcome to the Linux Mint forum! Hope you enjoy your journey into the world of Linux Mint!

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:02 pm
by phd21
Hi CMD-Ky,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 pm
by JerryF
Welcome to the forums!

My advice is to think of it as learning to drive. You turn the key, put it in drive, and go. After doing that for some time, then you might want to learn what's under the hood.

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:11 pm
by CaptainKirksChair
CMD-Ky wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:13 am
I have a dual boot Windows 7/Mint installation on Dell E6430. It seems that Mint had proper working drivers for everything. I lucked out I guess.
I have a Dell E6400 laptop that was my first Mint install, 17.3 Cinnamon. I have upgraded to Mint 19 through various steps of version 18 and never once have I had a problem. Everything just worked. Even the networking. I don't dual boot because there's really no need. I have a Windows computer that has Mint 19.0 Mate but I rarely boot into Mint on it. I did have a networking problem with a homebuilt computer and an Atheros wireless card. I disabled IPv6 and it has been working flawlessly. And to be honest, I've had similar issues with Windows that took a little time and effort to resolve. So it's nothing new.

Mint is AWESOME!

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:42 pm
by Greencedar
Welcome to Linux Mint! :)

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:29 am
by CMD-Ky
I am trying to find a good manual which includes most of the frequently used terminal commands. Way back when, in DOS, I had such a book and it was most helpful. Any suggestion?
JerryF wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Welcome to the forums!

My advice is to think of it as learning to drive. You turn the key, put it in drive, and go. After doing that for some time, then you might want to learn what's under the hood.

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:39 pm
by JerryF
CMD-Ky wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:29 am
I am trying to find a good manual which includes most of the frequently used terminal commands. Way back when, in DOS, I had such a book and it was most helpful. Any suggestion?
JerryF wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Welcome to the forums!
...
Sorry, I don't know of one. :(

Re: New here, New to Linux

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:59 pm
by lsemmens
Hi CMD-ky have a look at the FAQ at the top of the "Board Index" page right next to Quick Links, It might give you some idea. Also if you want to know more about a particular command, you can type man (cmd name) in a terminal and it will throw up a manual page about the command.