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italia
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Linux Newbie - First Install Done!

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Just installed 19.3 Cinnamon on a really old HP Laptop in dual boot with Windows XP (yes, XP!). Having had corporate IT responsibility since the mid-80's with MS-DOS, Windows, DEC VMS (OpenVMS), Mac OS/X, Windows Servers ..., I felt like it wouldn't be a big deal to try it out. Ran into a few snafus with the laptop BIOS not able to boot from USB so found Unetbootin which worked OK. Then had a Broadcom Wifi driver issue that took a while to figure out, and ended up having to learn to edit /Etc and blacklist.conf instances. All in all though it could have been worse, but having to dig into Terminal and use sudo commands has accelerated the learning curve. Who knows, I may end up liking Mint enough to ditch OS/X on my Mac Mini. Looking forward to learning more!
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Re: Linux Newbie - First Install Done!

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Hello italia,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums, enjoy the learning :)
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/ Pjotr's Great Linux projects page.
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Greetings italia! Welcome to Linux Mint and the forum.
Running Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on an Intel NUC8i5BEH with 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD

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

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