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DSHornet
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Hello from the Sunny South

Post by DSHornet » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:02 pm

Southeast United States, that is.

I've played a little with Ubuntu and older Mint distros the last few years but this is my first time to get serious. With the coming Win 7 update abandonment from our friends at Microsoft, I'm trying to get The Bride and myself familiar with Mint in hopes I can do without the "joyful experience" of installing Win 10 in the next few months. I'm loathe to need to fix something that already works well, especially on a home build machine that has been steady as a rock for eight years.

This is a somewhat new world. I've been building my home systems and installing software since the AMD 386-40/DOS 3.1/Windows 3.0 days almost thirty years ago, and my actual experience goes back to F-111 avionics in the early 70's (hexadecimal, anyone?). It's actually fun learning new things post-retirement!

I like to keep in mind that the only stupid question is the one that should have been asked. It's great to see so many here who are looking for basic information just like I am. :D
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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by kc1di » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:12 pm

Hello DSHornet,
Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums, Hope you will enjoy the challenge :)
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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by jimallyn » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:12 pm

Welcome aboard, DSHornet!
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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:49 am

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.
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I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by lsemmens » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:53 am

Not so sunny down here, and I'm a bit further south than you. Welcome from down unda!
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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by RollyShed » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:54 am

DSHornet wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Southeast United States, that is.
The REAL south down here, next stop the South Pole.
I've been building my home systems and installing software since the AMD 386-40/DOS 3.1/Windows 3.0 days almost thirty years ago,
And Sinclair as well? I bought one when in the States as it was really cheap.
(hexadecimal, anyone?).
or simply binary - 001, 010, 011, 100, 101, 110, 111 - right? OK, add and other set of 0 or 1 or was it A, B.... for the hex Ever start up a PDP-8? Switches and lights on the front of a 19" rack computer. The toys we use now are just TVs with keyboards.
It's actually fun learning new things post-retirement!
About the best time for us to do it.
I like to keep in mind that the only stupid question is the one that should have been asked.
Exactly.

Welcome.

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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by Pierre » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:19 am

Hi DSHornet ,
welcome to our forum.
:)

there is already an sizeable group of Windows Refugees around these parts.
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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by WharfRat » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:11 pm

Hello DSHornet Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by phd21 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Hi DSHornet,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:01 pm

my actual experience goes back to F-111 avionics in the early 70's (hexadecimal, anyone?). It's actually fun learning new things post-retirement!
Hmm, hexadecimal. If you still like using it, grab bless program and add to your linux.
All things go better with Mint. Mint julep, mint jelly, mint gum, candy mints, pillow mints, peppermint, chocolate mints, spearmint,....

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Re: Hello from the Sunny South

Post by bob466 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:28 am

Welcome to the Forum. :D :D
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