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Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

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Update:

This last week one of my wife's relatives came by with a laptop that had the Windows-8 "virus". :roll: :wink:

She complained about how slow and difficult to use it had become and wanted my help.

I had a choice:
1. Upgrade to the Win-10 "virus".
2. Install Mint.

Actually I could have reinstalled Win-8, but (IMHO) that wasn't a viable option.

I explained the pros and cons of each choice, offered her a chance to play with the "live" environment for both systems, and let her choose. She chose Mint.

In a sense I "cheated". Though you CAN make a Win-10 flash-drive install, it runs about as fast as molasses running uphill. In Siberia. In the dead of winter.

When I apologised for the poor performance of Mint's "live" environment running from flash, she shut me up and told me that her computer didn't work that well when it was new! If this is BAD performance, she can't wait for the REAL Mint install. . .

Delivered it last Sunday and she couldn't be happier if she was twins - and this is a 60 - 70 year old woman who didn't even know that Linux/Mint existed! (And is most definitely NOT tecno-savvy.)

Still happy. Computer runs like a Nitro-burning top-fuel dragster and she's wondering where Mint has been all her life.

Chalk another one up to all the efforts of the Mint team!
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Thanks at Wharfrat and JoeFootball for helping me with my problems with too much disk space usage in the root partition. I'm a newbie with hardly any terminal skills and it's like leading a blind man through a maze. Thanks for you patience!
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Thank you everyone

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Over the years I have been helped by so many friendly people .
Thanks again for all your help :D :D :P
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Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

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jharris1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:56 pm
creation wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:12 am
Personally i would like to say my congrats to ALL of you (users, moderators, admins and so on) for having a non toxic environment 8)
+1.
(Actually + ten zillion!)

I, myself, have become so fed up with the BS, posturing and generally toxic behavior on so many open-source software fora that I have stopped participating alltogether. Which is a disgrace and a crying shame.

In contrast, the Mint fora - all of them - are a breath of fresh air. Everyone is polite, kind, and understanding of those of us who don't yet have our Ph.D's in Linux. :wink:
AMEN!!!!!!!
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I hate to list names, because I know I've forgotten some...

But...here are some.

gm10 (detailed help especially when there was that "quarter update icon in the panel" bug)
pjotr (for his help here and his excellent Easy Linux Tips site, which I still have on my bookmarks bar even today)
Moem (for general all around help and advice in these forums, and her moderation work!)

Oh, ahd clem and the entire Linux Mint team!
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+10,000!

Love it!

Do you have it full-size? A4 or Letter is acceptable, but a D or E size print would be best. :grin:
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Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

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jharris1993 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:31 am
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+10,000!

Love it!

Do you have it full-size? A4 or Letter is acceptable, but a D or E size print would be best. :grin:
Google it, I found it online somewhere, can't recall where now. Sorry.
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I just wanted to thank all the people here offering very useful help.

I have had a rafter of essentially newbie problems solved here.

Recently also, my hard drive was making noise and I read about resetting the cables. Has worked like a charm. Quiet computer again.

I want to thank especially the knowledgeable people who try to answer my stupid questions and the administrators for their patience.

:D :) :o :shock: :lol: :!: :?: :idea: :arrow:
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I would like to thank the Linux Mint developers for creating the most stable distribution I have ever used. Linux Mint has the best Out of the Box experience, no need to do anything to get something to work because it just works out of the box. Of all the distros that I have used, Linux Mint boots the fastest and has the fewest issues which do not affect stability and are tolerable until fixed. Keep up the good work Clem and the other Linux Mint Developers.

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Add brian_p to my list, for pointing out how I could get Mint to use AirScan (WiFi access to the scanner side of my Canon MFP).
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Yes, thank you so very much!

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