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Baby steps

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:19 am
by elby303
Hello world of Linux
I abandoned the command line in favour of the GUI long ago, so I am effectively born again

All things pass, Windows 7 is no exception. Currently running 7Pro on a 10 year old Dell Optiplex.
It actually runs great, video streaming is smooth, it only slows down noticeably when I'm editing.
Recently I have noticed some web pages starting to break. Guess it's time to update.

I have no desire to install Win 10, judging from the way it bogged down my HP laptop that came with W8 installed.
Nice 'upgrade' Microsoft.
Picked up another old desktop to dip my toes in the Mint environment before my trusty Optiplex gets relegated.
If I can learn enough to gain equivalent enjoyment without too many headaches, I'll consider that a win.

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:20 am
by wallyUSA
Welcome to the forum. Many people here can help. Please provide hardware and software info with your questions.

Be sure to check out the “Board Index” (above, top left) ... “Rules & Notices”... “READ: How To Get Help!”

Cheers,
Wally

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:28 pm
by kelevra
Welcome elby303. There are great resources here on the forums. Good luck with the 'new' system.

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:17 am
by kc1di
Hello elby303,
Welcome to linux Mint Forums, enjoy! :)

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:31 am
by deepakdeshp
Welcome to the forum.

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:39 pm
by Smily_Lynx
Welcome to the forum elby303 :D

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:54 pm
by JerryF
Welcome to the forums!

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:13 am
by mikaelrask
welcome elby303, small question you know windows 7 is not supported anymore? it dead 14 January this year. or are you paying for there extended support?

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:58 pm
by Pjotr
elby303 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:19 am
a 10 year old Dell Optiplex.
On that old machine, I recommend the lightweight Xfce edition of Linux Mint:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -xfce.html

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 pm
by Greencedar
Welcome to the forum and the World of Mint! :)

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:47 am
by deepakdeshp
Welcome to Linux

Re: Baby steps

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:47 pm
by bob466
Welcome to the Forum. :D