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New to Mint... ...again ;)

Postby groovydaddy » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:30 pm

Hello Mint Community! I'm GroovyD, and I'm a Mint-a-holic!

I was first introduced to Linux a little over a year ago with a Ubuntu 8.04 CD given to me by one of my classmates. Since then, I have been exploring the world of Linux as a distro-hopper. I've used Ubuntu (including Kubuntu & Xubuntu), Fedora, Mandriva, Mint 8 (LXDE Edition), CrunchBang#! (lite and standard editions), Debian 9, Slackware, Vector, Kuki, Arch, Unity, moonOS, antiX, Mepis, and more. Though I like (U)(Ku)(Xu)buntu and #! a lot, I have to say that the attention to detail with Mint 10, with all of the user friendly tweaks, have really got me hooked on Mint! My netbook is Mint exclusive, and I'm in the process of convincing my wife to transition from Win7 to Mint.

When I first heard of Linux, it was hard for me to imagine a FREE operating system that could do everything my XP computer could do (and more, as I found out). Even more hard to believe was the fact that disk maintenance and virus protection weren't necessary with Linux, of which I was thankful to find out. I'm very happy with Mint, and I look forward to future releases.

HP Probook 4520s 15.6"
8 GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD, Intel Core i3 2.54GHz
Using openSuSE for the time being because it works...
I'd rather use Mint

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Re: New to Mint... ...again ;)

Postby tdockery97 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:54 pm

Welcome back groovydaddy. I too have tried just about every distro listed on DistroWatch, and always came back to Mint. While I still try new ones just for the fun of it, I am no longer checking to see if there is something better, because there isn't.

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Re: New to Mint... ...again ;)

Postby jesica » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:56 am

welcome to the forum

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Re: New to Mint... ...again ;)

Postby Oscar799 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:43 am

Hello groovydaddy,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
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 and discussion 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: New to Mint... ...again ;)

Postby willie42 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:44 am

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