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VinnyTup
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Newbie

Post by VinnyTup » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:38 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am a newbie at Linux but an old timer at computer. I had about 12 computers on my own.
My first one being a TRS80 Color computer with a huge 16K of memory. (Yes Kilo not Mega).
At school I had an "Introduction to computers" course where I learned the punch card system for computer and made a simple program using that.
Geez it look like I'm from the prehistoric times. :)
I learned by myself the Basic, Extended Basic, Disk Extended Basic, some machine language for the 6809 and DOS.
I worked around with Windows 95 (reinstall every year was the standard), Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10.
I knew a guy who was using Linux a while back and for me at the time, it looked that I will be back at learning a new thing again
and that was not in my list of things to do for a while.
Well it looks like here I am and I already screwed things up but not researching enough.

On that...Have a nice day.

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Re: Newbie

Post by ajgringo619 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:55 pm

Welcome, VinnyTup!
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Re: Newbie

Post by AndyMH » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:40 pm

Well it looks like here I am and I already screwed things up but not researching enough.
Welcome, and that's how most of us have learnt - by screwing up. Prehistoric no - I remember programming a PDP8 off the front panel switches :D
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Re: Newbie

Post by ajgringo619 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:53 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Well it looks like here I am and I already screwed things up but not researching enough.
Welcome, and that's how most of us have learnt - by screwing up. Prehistoric no - I remember programming a PDP8 off the front panel switches :D
Nice one! I can barely remember my first programming class - assembly language on a frickin' teletype machine!
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Re: Newbie

Post by AndyMH » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:07 pm

For me a teletype was Algol60 + paper tape :D
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Re: Newbie

Post by phd21 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:25 pm

Hi VinnyTup,

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

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:29 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:07 pm
For me a teletype was Algol60 + paper tape :D
I worked on a paper tape chugging at 10cps.It was 8080 based.
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.
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Re: Newbie

Post by lsemmens » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:38 pm

Yeah! Punched cards I remember them. Never did get into computers until about 10 years later, though.
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Re: Newbie

Post by bob466 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:21 am

Welcome to the Forum. Image

The old days are gone...things learnt years ago are useless these days :lol: no one wants to know how to Format a HDD with a floppy disk or set the Master and Slave on a PATA HDD and who cares about DOS now. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Newbie

Post by WharfRat » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:56 pm

Hello VinnyTup Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Newbie

Post by RollyShed » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:15 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Well it looks like here I am and I already screwed things up but not researching enough.
If my partner can be dropped into Linux and with no instruction, most people can, providing the programmes they use are the same, web browsers Firefox or Chrome and for office work LibreOffice etc. None of the "How do I do this?" questions I'm asked relate to Linux but how to do things no matter what "is under the bonnet". The "steering wheel" is still the same.

Enjoy using a system that doesn't crash every month due to updates.
Prehistoric no - I remember programming a PDP8 off the front panel switches :D
Andy, a PDP-8 was a "REAL" (TM) computer. How many key switches steps were there? Eight? Nine? Ten? Better were computers that used punched cards. The cards were good for writing a shopping list on or other reminders. Now what? Back of an envelope? They'll stop using mail next and where will that leave us?

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Re: Newbie

Post by JerryF » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 pm

Welcome to the forums!
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: Newbie

Post by Greencedar » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:25 am

Hello vinnitup and welcome to the world of Mint.
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