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G'Day from downunder

Postby JohnSpogg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:00 am

Just a quick hello.
I picked up a magazine with a couple of distros and thought I'd give Linux a try. The dvd came with OpenSuse 11.4, Fedora 14 and Mint 10. Well Mint is sooo good. I last installed Red Hat about 12 or 13 years back and somewhat liked it but the installation back then was tricky to say the least. I managed to get it running but then support was almost non-existent and that was on dial-up.
I'm not a young-un (almost 66) but been playing with PC's since 1986. My first PC was a 5Mhz turbo (wound it up to 8Mhz) with twin 5 1/4 floppies. I think I still have a copy of Windows 2 hanging around in my box of tricks.
Anyway Mint impressed me right off and now I'm back to basics picking up whatever info I can and Mint forums appear to be a good place to start. So, thanks in advance for the assistance. Regards John

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Re: G'Day from downunder

Postby The-Wizard » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:39 am

G'day to you too cobber

welcome to the mint family forums

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Re: G'Day from downunder

Postby Habitual » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:11 am

Hello ɹәpunuʍop
Windows assumes you're an idiot.
Linux demands proof of it.

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Re: G'Day from downunder

Postby tdockery97 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:39 am

Welcome to the Mint forums John. You will find a lot of information and help from some very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Mint users. I'm sure you will also want to visit our Mint Community Website at http://community.linuxmint.com/. You will find real-time help in our IRC channels. Just go to Menu>Internet>XChat IRC and when you open it you will automatically be taken to our #linuxmint-chat and #linuxmint-help channels. Have fun with Mint.

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Re: G'Day from downunder

Postby Oscar799 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:12 am

Hello John,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
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