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New excited user...

Postby biocmp » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:43 am

Hello everyone,

I am a new linux user and i am excited. I am posting this after a fresh linux mint install. I'm going to try to add OSX like buttons now and maybe get into a little bit of conky

I hope I am able to give something back at some point, but I am "fresh meat" so I don't expect to be a contributor for a solid decade or so :)

If anyone has any suggested reading, I would love to hear it

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Re: New excited user...

Postby Oscar799 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:55 am

Hello biocmp,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information and suggested reading for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
For real-time help there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
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Re: New excited user...

Postby bobcollard » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:57 am

Welcome. Start with the user guide on this page: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
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Re: New excited user...

Postby tdockery97 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:05 pm

Hi biocmp, and welcome to the Mint community. It won't take a decade. Every time you ask for help just remember the solution you find. Soon you will come across someone else with the same situation and you can suggest the solution to them. You'll be contributing in no time.

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Re: New excited user...

Postby Robin » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:44 pm

Actually my experience has been so trouble-free that I've learned almost all my troubleshooting in other distros! But some of it is usable here and on Ubuntu, Debian, and their offshoots. Mint has taught me little in the way of troubleshooting, but a lot in the way of customizing my desktop and making the most of my computer!

Welcome to Mint!

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Re: New excited user...

Postby jesica » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:34 am

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Re: New excited user...

Postby colyn » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:46 pm

biocmp wrote:Hello everyone,


Welcome to the forum..

biocmp wrote: I am a new linux user and i am excited. I am posting this after a fresh linux mint install. I'm going to try to add OSX like buttons now and maybe get into a little bit of conky


You are a brave one....I've been working on my conky all weekend and now have my first prototype up and running..

biocmp wrote: I hope I am able to give something back at some point, but I am "fresh meat" so I don't expect to be a contributor for a solid decade or so :)

If anyone has any suggested reading, I would love to hear it


You may be surprised how fast you'll learn and be helping others..

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Re: New excited user...

Postby biocmp » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:37 am

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I can tell that this is a community worth being a part of!

I look forward to continually learning


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