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New to Mint and this forum but not much else

Postby GregBrannon » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:18 pm

Hi! I've been using Linux (Puppy, Knoppix, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Mandriva) for about 4 years and just recently began trying other distros as I've acquired recycled hardware. I still have to use Windows (XP SP3) at work, and I have a Mac PB G4 with OS X 5.8 Leopard that I love just the way it is. I heard good things about Mint/KDE and decided I'd try it next. Since the live session worked flawlessly and it is installing similarly, I've decided to give it a long-term test on one of my older laptops.

I live in southern Maryland, work as an Avionics Engineer, and am a computer hobbyist including digital image editing and programming, most recently studying Java on my own. When the weather's good, I'm wake boarding, skiing, and tubing with my family and friends on the Patuxent River in our small sport boat or sailing competitively and for fun with a friend in his sailboats.

I gave this forum a quick look before registering, and was further encouraged to pursue a Mint install because it is fairly active, well moderated, and attended by friendly, helpful people. I hope to become a contributing member and look forward to meeting you all as we share the knowledge we gain along our journey.
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Re: New to Mint and this forum but not much else

Postby tdockery97 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:27 pm

Hi and welcome to the Mint community. With your well-rounded linux experience over the past 4 years, I'm sure your observations and contributions will be helpful to all of us. Have fun with Mint.

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Re: New to Mint and this forum but not much else

Postby gordon.cooke » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:24 pm

Welcome to Mint!
Mint 13 64bit Cinnamon
Asus U56E Laptop, Core i5-2410M, Intel graphics, 6GB RAM
Mint 9 64bit
Averatec 2573 Laptop, AMD Turion 64x2, ATI Graphics, Atheros wireless, 3GB RAM

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Re: New to Mint and this forum but not much else

Postby lakehousetech » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:28 pm

Welcome to Mint! I used to live in Annapolis about ten years ago. Maryland is gorgeous! Glad to see another engineer join the ranks! Cheers!

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Re: New to Mint and this forum but not much else

Postby Oscar799 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:23 am

Hello GregBrannon,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information on the community site too
Have fun with Mint

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