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btolle
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Microsoft refugee

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Computer problems with Win7 Pro drove me to switch to Mint.

MS decided to dump me in the street by abandoning Win7 with no visible means of support except pay the ransom to buy Win10.

I decided to rebuild my computer with new motherboard, hard drives, cpu, etc.
I don't want to learn how to use Win10 so I decided to switch to Linux Mint. Probably same investment a far as time spent learning and my wallet finally said good bye to Bill Gates, et. al.

Glad to be among more friendly folks who don't demand money from me every few months!

Btolle from Deep East Texas
Last edited by karlchen on Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Title: corrected spelling of the name "Microsoft".

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Re: Micro$oft refugee

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Welcome to the Linux Mint community. I hope you enjoy your new Linux adventure. :wink:
💡Give a friend a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach a friend how to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime. ✝️ 🐧Linux Mint 19 XFCE
How to get help How to mark topic as [Solved]

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Re: Micro$oft refugee

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Hello Btolle Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Microsoft refugee

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Welcome to the Linux Mint community.
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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Pierre
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Re: Microsoft refugee

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Hi btolle,
welcome to our forum.
:)

there is plenty of other Microsoft type Refugees, around these parts.
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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: Microsoft refugee

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Welcome to Mint, as long you don't install whatever you find on the internet and you are careful with kernels update, Mint will be stable and your good friend.
And always backup!

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Re: Microsoft refugee

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Greetings Btolle and welcome to the forum!
Running Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on an Intel NUC8i5BEH with 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD

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Re: Microsoft refugee

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Welcome to the world of Linux Mint and this excellent forum.

I think this part of your post (particularly the part bolded by me) is very relevant and seemingly overlooked by many, especially those who have never needed to actually install an Operating System:
btolle wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:13 pm
I don't want to learn how to use Win10 so I decided to switch to Linux Mint. Probably same investment a far as time spent learning
Dell Inspiron 1525 - LM17.3 CE 64-------------------Lenovo T440 8GB - Manjaro KDE with Mint VMs
Toshiba NB250 - Manjaro KDE------------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M - LM18.2 KDE 64 ----Two ROMS don't make a write.

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