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Post by ladnor » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:09 am

Hi everyone. My name is ladnor, I'm a total novice with linux.
I'm a bit long in the tooth and so was a laptop of mine running windows 7. I thought it would be interesting to revive the old thing, no not me the laptop...well maybe :oops:
After a long struggle I finally installed Linux mint, now have to get to know it.
I need a registration code to open an account in forums.
Thanks for your help :)

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Re: Hi

Post by In2Blues » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:16 am

ladnor wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:09 am
I need a registration code to open an account in forums.
Hi ladnor. Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums and Linux Mint. :-)

I'm a longtime Windows user also who got tired of it all and finally switched to Linux. I love it.

Which forums are you looking to get a registration code for?
Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit
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Re: Hi

Post by WharfRat » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:02 pm

Hello ladnor Image

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

Post by ladnor » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:15 pm

Hi Lex
I don’t want to go into too much detail, it’s pretty miserable, but to let you know where I’m coming from.
I’m an octogenarian and housebound. I have health issues that affect most of my life, in particular for this question memory and cognitive problems :(
When seeking info I always ask to be led by the hand with one syllable words. I started with windows 95 them 98, me, xp, 7 and 10 but never got into the technical side of it beyond what I needed.
The one thing I try to do is keep the grey matter active. I have windows 10 on an HP laptop and 7 on Toshiba laptop which I put out to grass. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to give the Toshiba a new lease of life and Linux seemed to fit the bill. I had many problems trying to install it and had many trying to help on Bleeping Computer but everything only ended in it loading windows. I then came across a simple idea on the Internet which to my surprise worked. So now I have Linux mint and windows 7 on the Toshiba.
It’s only been on there about ten days and still very much of a mystery to me. I thought I would get some helpful ideas off the forum, but unfortunately most of the jargon is a bit too technical for me :?
Sorry for being so long winded but if folk know my situation they know what to expect, When I look for things on the Internet I always look for the Dummies version :roll:

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Re: Hi

Post by bob466 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:47 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Image :D :D
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Re: Hi

Post by JerryF » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:41 pm

lexqbit wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:23 pm
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I started with Windows 2 and Windows 3.11 pre Windows 95 and Mac pre version 10, last 10 years using Linux and few years back Mac (had to for work).
...
I've used Windows since DOS and never realized there was a Windows 2. :lol:
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: Hi

Post by all41 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:48 pm

Hi ladnor,
You will fit right in here.
Welcome

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Re: Hi

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:58 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: Hi

Post by Pierre » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:04 pm

Hi ladnor,
welcome to our forum
:)

you will find plenty of Windows Refugees, around these parts.


this forum, is more popular, than that community area is,
but if you still wish to get an registration code,
then you do have to follow the direction, that are on the community site:
"
To prevent SPAM bots from harming our community, we now require a registration code. Connect to the chatroom,
(From within Linux Mint, launch Menu - All - Welcome Screen and click on Chat Room),
introduce yourself and ask for a registration code.
"
thus you do have to follow the above directions, completely.
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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: Hi

Post by lsemmens » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:46 pm

There was even a Windwoes 1 (not that it gained much market), I played with 2, but could not see any advantage then. Windows 3 was the "killer" app back then.

Hi ladnor, wife also has serious health issues, so I can empathise with you. Welcome to Linux.
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Re: Hi

Post by ladnor » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:42 am

Hi all, many thanks for your kind greetings :D
Looking forward to getting help in understanding and using mint, no doubt I will have problems with every step :?
I'm definitely not looking for medical advice I'm up to the gunwales with that from doctors and hospitals :roll:

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Re: Hi

Post by lsemmens » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:21 am

lexqbit wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:36 am
JerryF wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:41 pm
lexqbit wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:23 pm
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I started with Windows 2 and Windows 3.11 pre Windows 95 and Mac pre version 10, last 10 years using Linux and few years back Mac (had to for work).
...
I've used Windows since DOS and never realized there was a Windows 2. :lol:
I am not sure DOS was called windows DOS it was called MS DOS as far as a remember, yeah I used DOS also.

Regards, Lex
The history is Actually two (actually others that never really made it) versions of DOS, PCDOS (by IBM) and MSDOS (by you know who). Windows was first introduced as a software that ran on DOS 3, Windows 2 was released at about the time DOS 4 was relased, with W3 coming into its own by thw time DOS 6 was king (PC dos had gone byebyes around DOS 3 times ) THe time frame might be a little rubbery as I'm working from my experience and memory here. There were other competitors at the time, who remembers CP/M? OS/2 is everything Windows should have been, and, had that survived, Linux may not have been necessary. :D
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Re: Hi

Post by lsemmens » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:34 am

It's allright Lex, I still long for the days of DOS where you run a program in its own space and that is it. Now (even in Linux) you change one thing, and it affects many other things too. (90% of the time that is good, but it can lead to unintended consequences).
Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits
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Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop HP-ProBook-470-G2 8Gb RAM SSD
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+ three other Mint machines
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Re: Hi

Post by Greencedar » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:26 pm

Hello ladnor and welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hi

Post by phd21 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:03 pm

Hi ladnor,

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

Post by kc1di » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:40 pm

Hello ladnor,
Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums, Enjoy :)
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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