Full-Blown Convert

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Full-Blown Convert

Postby UkeJackson » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:29 pm

I've played around with different distributions in the past and never had much luck...something was always broken, be it my soundcard, my wireless or my display drivers. This was very frustrating because I love the freedom one gains through *nix and the ideals set forth by groups like the FSF. My OS should work for me, not the other way around.

Recently I got sick and tired of removing malware and dealing with blue screens, so I decided to give Julia a go after hearing good things about Mint from a friend. I installed Julia through the mint4win util, and lo and behold! Everything worked just fine right out of the box. I backed up all the videos and such on my Windows partition I didn't care to lose, uninstalled Julia, then went back and did a full installation. No more Windows. :D

I'm having a lot of fun tweaking everything to suit my needs and preferences, and I love all the new things I'm learning about the ins and outs of my system. I've been fully converted!

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Re: Full-Blown Convert

Postby Habitual » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:38 pm

"My OS should work for me, not the other way around." - Damned Skippy!

Isn't great when everything "just works"?

In case you haven't "seen" this:
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355&start=20
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/

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

Enjoy the Minty goodness!
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Re: Full-Blown Convert

Postby dawgdoc » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:18 pm

Welcome to the community UJ. It would seem that you learned quite a bit in the other distros you tried. You must have if you are configuring that conky. :D
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Re: Full-Blown Convert

Postby tdockery97 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:41 pm

Welcome UkeJackson. That's a nice looking desktop. You should post it in the "Post your Linux Mint desktop" thread so others can enjoy.

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Re: Full-Blown Convert

Postby Rifester » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:08 pm

Welcome!

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Re: Full-Blown Convert

Postby Oscar799 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:10 pm

Hello UkeJackson,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
The thread with all the desktop screenshots is here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10828
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Re: Full-Blown Convert

Postby jesica » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:02 am

Halla and welcome to the best forum on the internet
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Re: Full-Blown Convert

Postby UkeJackson » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:31 am

dawgdoc wrote:Welcome to the community UJ. It would seem that you learned quite a bit in the other distros you tried. You must have if you are configuring that conky. :D


Yeah, I certainly learned to love tinkering with configuration files. Messing with settings until I've got them juuuust so is a big pleasure.

Thanks for the warm welcomes, everyone!


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