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Hello from Eureka!

Postby a_hippie » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:25 am

Greetings all:

I am trying Mint for the first time on a new, completely un-booted laptop I picked up at Costco.

Yeah, it has some kind of OS already "pre-installed". The bugger even attempted to boot up off the HD! Fortunately I was able to get into the system config and adjust the boot order to look for a USB or CD. The USB didn't work (using Ubuntu USBcreator) but the CD is running, will, slow but steady.

Anyway, I'm Jaye in Eureka, CA. I have used Gnu* since about 1997ish. The last netbook that exploded last night was running Ubuntu LTS Netbook addition. The netbook just sort of signed off with a "tink" sort of noise--shrug. The laptop before that was running LTS Kubuntu. Gravity took that bugger out... My old trusty IBM Thinkpad (OLD!) is running Ubuntu LTS Gnome and is my APRS server. Before I started running Ubuntu, I used Libranet and really miss Jon (RIP). I also ran Debian for years before that and helped in keeping KDE alive with several hackers around the world. How times have changed! KDE got jiggy with KDE3 and then off my radar with KDE4 :( Gnome is the desktop now, but it too is just silly so I may use fluxbox or ice later.

I really enjoy a good forum with good people, good ideas, and solid help. I hope this forum is one such forum. I tend to enjoy helping others master their machines and software and there are times when I also need that help! I also like long walks on the beach . . . :)

The installer is just about finished. Have fun ya'all and I'll look forward to ready some posts after the first official boot sequence.

Wishing you well

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Re: Hello from Eureka!

Postby The-Wizard » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:37 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Re: Hello from Eureka!

Postby tdockery97 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:41 am

Welcome Jaye. I think you'll enjoy the forums here. There are many, many friendly and helpful regulars. You may also want to fire up XChat from your menu and check out the Mint IRC channels. A lot of great people there also. A good place to chat and give and receive help.
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Re: Hello from Eureka!

Postby nunol » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:53 am

Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums Jaye!


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Re: Hello from Eureka!

Postby Oscar799 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:42 am

Hello Jaye,
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#p302355

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