Just to say hello

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Just to say hello

Postby 4UIAM12 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:15 am

I am just posting to say hello - I have heard of Linux and have never used it - having Windows since getting into computers. Linux was recommended to me by a friend who uses it himself and as I am having problems with the Windows OS thought that I might fair better with this system. So I have some reading up to do on just how it works and what I can do in it's environment.

But please if there is anyone who can fill me in a little to save me some time I would be most appreciative. Having said that I have to add that I only need simple info as I am not that savvy with computers. By that I mean I don't really know a lot about the jargon that many I find take for granted.

I am coming up for retirement and this form of activity I find is a great outlet for me, and may even keep me from going silly(er) lol!!.

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Re: Just to say hello

Postby Oscar799 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:50 am

Hello 4UIAM12,
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
Have fun with Mint

PS.I moved this here from Newbie Questions

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Re: Just to say hello

Postby The-Wizard » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:31 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

do the same as i did [and still do] just play around with the programs if you don't like the default [say firefox] then download from the software manager a different browser and have a play, you will find most programs have many other options [all free and in the software repository] to use

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: Just to say hello

Postby tdockery97 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:09 am

Welcome 4UIAM12. As a retiree myself, I understand what you mean. I spend many enjoyable hours on my computer.

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Re: Just to say hello

Postby nunol » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:57 pm

Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums 4UIAM12!


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