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newbie linux mint

Postby summer of 69 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:41 am

Hi everyone,

I am 57 years old and I have been working with linux os since 2006. At that time, I started with ubuntu dapper 6.06 and followed all distributions untill today. In the beginning I took some cautious steps on an old PC (amd 450 mhz) but now I run Ubuntu on three PCs. Although I have dual boot machines I rarely use windows anymore. Actually, I often run windows just to update the system.
Although I must admit that MS latest os, W7, is quite good . I've tried several Linux distributions (Fedora, Mandriva, Pardus, Ubuntu, openSUSE)
I liked Suse the best alternative after Ubuntu although it falls a little harder to configure.
And now I have installed Mint 9 Isadora on my testpc (amd 1700)
My conclusion so far: very excellent! Installation, updates and graphic control programs works out of the box. Even after installing ubuntu, you still have some things to fix.
It could well be that in the future I will install Mint on my work PC. Simply amazing !!
Sorry if I make some language mistakes, I'm used writng Dutch


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Re: newbie linux mint

Postby Oscar799 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:22 am

Hello Guy,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is no problem with your English (it's a whole lot better than my Dutch)
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
We have a Community site
For real-time help there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint

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Re: newbie linux mint

Postby tdockery97 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:51 am

Welcome Guy. I think you will enjoy the Mint community.
Linux Mint 18.2 KDE

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Re: newbie linux mint

Postby Hezy » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:06 pm

Hi Guy,

I also started with Ubuntu on 2006, and decided to switch to Mint earlier this year. I agree that mint is the most polished Linux distro out there. The developers are just great.
keep on rockin' in the free world

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Re: newbie linux mint

Postby jesica » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:10 am

welcome to the forum

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