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jukeboxmike
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New and very happy user

Post by jukeboxmike » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:17 am

Hello all.

I am a brand new user of mint and am really getting to grips with it.
I have a fairly elderly Toshiba Satellite laptop which was running Win. Vista (!!!). Not really an option to upgrade to a later Windows version, and so I started looking at other options.
I installed Linux Mint 19.1 Mate (32 bit) and everything runs like a dream. I use the laptop as a second machine for internet (Firefox) with Gmail as my email provider. This worked 'out of the box' - well pleased.
I also use VLC to play videos and music- again no hassle.
Libre Office works well with my existing MS word docs.
I plugged in my OnePlus3 phone and file transfers worked straight away.

What more can I say. I have been a Windows user for twenty years but I am converted. Once I have played around with mint a bit more, I will likely change over from Win10 to Mint on my Dell desktop PC.

Keep up the good work everyone
Well done all involved.

Jukebox Mike

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Re: New and very happy user

Post by Moem » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:25 am

Hi Mike, welcome! What a lovely success story, it's a joy to read. :D
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: New and very happy user

Post by kc1di » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:27 am

Hello Mike,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums, Enjoy!
It's always great to get an older machine up and running using linux, know you'll learn lots.
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: New and very happy user

Post by jukeboxmike » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:37 am

Thank you for your supportive replies. I am sure I have a lot to learn, but it looks like there is loads of support on these forums.

Many thanks

Jukeboxmike

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Re: New and very happy user

Post by bob466 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:42 am

Welcome to the Forum. :D :D
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Re: New and very happy user

Post by Greencedar » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:53 pm

Hello and welcome to the world of Mint. :)

Glad to hear that you have had good success so far.
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Re: New and very happy user

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:58 pm

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 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: New and very happy user

Post by phd21 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:26 pm

Hi jukeboxmike,

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

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Frequently, new users have installed a 32-bit Linux Mint system when in fact their computer is actually a 64-bit computer usually because they had a MS Windows 32-bit system previously installed, the results of the commands will tell us that. You can also run "lscpu" and if it shows both 32-bit and 64-bit, then your computer is a 64-bit computer. If your computer is 64-bit, you should install a 64-bit Linux Mint right away.


Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: New and very happy user

Post by jimallyn » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:25 pm

Welcome aboard, jukeboxmike!
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Re: New and very happy user

Post by Pierre » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:29 pm

HI jukeboxmike ,
welcome to our forum.
:)

most of my Laptops are Ex Vista Business Edition,
& they do work well on LinuxMint.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
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Re: New and very happy user

Post by WharfRat » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:21 am

Hello Mike Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: New and very happy user

Post by lsemmens » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:46 am

Hi mike, I'm pleased with your success. As phd21 has requested, whenever you do need to ask for help it will be wise to post the outputs of those commands as part of your help request. The other members here are extremely knowledgeable and helpful, as I have found, many times. Enjoy your newfound freedom.

FWIW I could never convince my wife to use a computer until I loaded Linux onto one of my spare machines, she is still very much a point and click, but I see her happily watching some video or movie on "her" laptop on occasion.
Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop HP-ProBook-470-G2 8Gb RAM SSD
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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