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Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:33 pm
by bas_ackward
I have just installed Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon yesterday on a second hand computer (originally Win 7) My main computer is Windows 10. I have dabbled a bit with Linux in the past and went as far as installing it with dual boot with Windows 7. That was quite a while ago, but I only played around with it for a short while. Had trouble getting it to connect to the network, but was too lazy to try to fix it. With support for Win 7 going away, I decided to take the plunge and load Linux as the sole OS (no dual boot).

I took the time to view several youtube videos about Linux and decided to go with Mint/Cinnamon, despite one or two videos criticizing it, but not for any technical issues. Instead, it was about it being too much like windows. That actually is a selling point for me, as I'd guess it is for many others. They did however compliment it for the friendliness of the Mint community. That was also a selling point. I have not done anything with my Win 10 computer yet because I'm still testing out whether I'd be willing to go all Linux, or prefer to stay with Win 10.

The main reason I'm keeping the Win 10 computer is because I play World of Warcraft. I'll be looking into Wine and other tools for dealing with that. If I find a workable solution, I may go all the way to Linux. On the other hand, I may lose interest in that game. Only time will tell. I don't really play any other games. Everything else I can do on Linux I believe.

Brian S.

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:45 pm
by Schultz
I usually don't post in the Introduce yourself section of the forum, but I just had to after noticing your cool user name. :lol:

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:58 pm
by murray
Welcome to the forum Brian!

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:03 pm
by stephanieswitzer
Welcome aboard Brian.

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:56 pm
by Tomgin5
Welcome Brian!. Lots of pure enjoyment using the old computers (or new) with Linux Mint. :D

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:00 am
by bas_ackward
Schultz wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:45 pm
I usually don't post in the Introduce yourself section of the forum, but I just had to after noticing your cool user name. :lol:
Thanks. My initials are 'bas'. And sometimes I feel a little bas_ackward. :lol:

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:10 am
by all41
Hi Brian,
Sounds like you will do well in Linux.
Yes there is fanaticism re: the 100's of distros available.
Find a comfortable niche that fits and be happy.
Mostly just enjoy

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:20 am
by WharfRat
Hello Brian Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:45 am
by Pierre
Hi Brian,
welcome to our forum.
:)

there is plenty of folks around here, that have left that Windows Stuff, behind,
& an surprising amount of folks, that who are still have an use for it !.

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:54 am
by Pjotr
Welcome, and above all: have fun! :)

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:17 am
by kc1di
Hello Brian S.,
Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums, Enjoy! :)

Re: Testing the water with Linux

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:38 am
by deepakdeshp
Welcome to the forum.