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Time to join, and help if possible

Postby brencameron » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:08 am

Hello fellow Mint lovers!
My name is Tom G. and I've been using Mint since version 8 (quite happily, I should say). I'm in my mid 40s, I don't program for a living, but I have some rudimentary knowledge of Perl and Python. I've been maintaining a blog since last December about my experiences with Mint and finding games to play (I love games).

The news about the Update Packs for LMDE finally got me to register on the forums, so that I could contribute in some small way by acting as a part time tester (can you help test LMDE if you have it in a VM? I hope so...)
The only thing currently that keeps me still using Windows is Netflix (I have a dual-boot setup).
My experience with Linux goes back to late 2001 and Mandrake 8.0, and I've used 3-4 other distributions full time in the years since. I'd say my level is somewhere between newbie and mid-level. Certainly not afraid of command line, nor of trying new things.

twitter: @ duskfire_linux
website - http://duskfire.wordpress.com
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Re: Time to join, and help if possible

Postby nunol » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:31 am

Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums Tom G.!


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Re: Time to join, and help if possible

Postby The-Wizard » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:12 pm

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: Time to join, and help if possible

Postby DrHu » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:01 pm

--one doesn't have to apologize when there is a reasonable explanation

Yes there is nothing wrong with using alternate OS systems, Microsoft, Apple or Google (Android), if you need them for some specific purpose
--the obvious one being dos/windows PC games

The only complaint most Linux users have against windows users is that they don't give Linux enough time to grow on them, and expect/demand that Linux be exactly like windows, right down to all the hotkeys used
    That is irksome to many
    --but we often just say ce la vie and go on..

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Re: Time to join, and help if possible

Postby Oscar799 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:43 am

Hello Tom,
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
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,and from there you can join #linuxmint-debian
Have fun with Mint

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Re: Time to join, and help if possible

Postby rivenathos » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:19 am

Welcome to the forum!

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