Switched from Windows

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bojekki
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Switched from Windows

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I have tried to like and use Linux many times over the years. I have tried to install and test dozens of different versions. I tried again a few months ago. I am still using Mint every day now. I have completely switched from the Microsoft crapware to Mint and have no regrets. FINALLY! The software manager probably deserves the most credit. Trying new software is easy and quick and its good software. I can do all of the things with Mint I did with Windows.
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jimallyn
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Welcome aboard, bojekki!
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Re: Switched from Windows

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Welcome!

The cool thing about GNU/Linux is that you don't have to be restricted to one flavor of the kernel. There are so many different variations for different people. Ubuntu, based on Debian, is by far the most commonly used OS, which Linux Mint is built upon. You might've set yourself up for failure by using more advanced distros. I'd recommend holding off on those until you're a few years into this amazing world we call FOSS. Do more research, learn how to tinker with your setup, try different flavors of the same branch (such as Trisquel, Devuan, etc.), and see where things go from here on out.
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Re: Switched from Windows

Post by Pierre »

Hi bojekki ,
welcome to our forum.

there is an section of Windows Refugees, that inhabit this forum, Y'know.
:mrgreen:
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.
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Re: Switched from Windows

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Hi bojekki,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint 20 and 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Mint Xfce + Kubuntu KDE) & KDE Neon 64-bit (new based on Ubuntu 20.04) Awesome OS's, Dell Inspiron I5 7000 (7573) 2 in 1 touch screen, Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, Intel 4 Graphics.
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Re: Switched from Windows

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Welcome to the forum.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 20 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 / 8GB
Mint 20 Cinnamon AMD Ryzen3500U
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Re: Switched from Windows

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Hi, bojekki, Welcome to Mint. Your story is not unlike many of us.
Fully mint Household
Out of my mind - please leave a message
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Re: Switched from Windows

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Hello and welcome to the world of Mint bojekki. :)

Glad to hear that you have switched over to Linux.
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Re: Switched from Windows

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Hello bojekki Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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