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Oldest Linux Mint user?

Post by erichalfb » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:45 am

Hi everyone and season's greetings from Sydney Australia

Not using Linux Mint myself yet but my dad is. He turned 100 in September 2015, a veteran of World War 2 (RAAF Radar, SW Pacific), and later IBM and Burroughs mainframes. He tried Puppy Linux first and after playing with that for a while was keen to install Linux Mint. We installed it together as dual boot on his old Windows XP PCin June 2015. He continues to be an enthusiastic Mint user and logs on most days. He orders his groceries and pays his bills using Firefox, and sends and receives his emails in Tbird. We were wondering if there was an older Mint user out there?

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Post by jimallyn » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:49 am

I'm gonna guess that your father takes the prize.
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Post by tenfoot » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:35 am

He has to be the oldest! I'm a mere 84+ and hope to get to the magic ton :lol:
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Post by Crewp » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:10 am

I feel like the oldest, does that count? :lol:

Seriously, I think that is awesome about your father, my mom is 80, and she is using Linux Mint also.
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Post by lexon » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:27 pm

The older one has got me beat by a lot. I will be only 75 next April. Still dating, bicycle riding and dancing.
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Post by Rocky Bennett » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:21 am

Congratulations to your Father. 100 is a milestone and he must be the oldest Mint user.

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Post by 3fRI » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:03 pm

At 100 yrs., he may be the oldest Linux user period! :lol:
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Re: Oldest Linux Mint user?

Post by GreyGeek » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:53 pm

Who is "he"?

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Post by Moem » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:54 pm

My guess would be: the person mentioned in the original post.
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Post by GreyGeek » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:31 pm

M0em wrote:My guess would be: the person mentioned in the original post.
That's the problem. No one was mentioned in the OP.

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Post by Fred Barclay » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:47 pm

erichalfb wrote: Not using Linux Mint myself yet but my dad is.
Looks like a mention to me. :D
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Re: Oldest Linux Mint user?

Post by GreyGeek » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:13 pm

Mmm ... I see one page of five posts. The first post states:
At 100 yrs., he may be the oldest Linux user period! :lol:

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Post by Fred Barclay » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:17 pm

One page of five posts? :?
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Post by GreyGeek » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:07 am

Fred Barclay wrote:One page of five posts? :?
Now 8 counting my previous post, yours and this.

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Post by Alley Cat » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:18 am

GreyGeek wrote:
Fred Barclay wrote:One page of five posts? :?
Now 8 counting my previous post, yours and this.
I see 15 counting this reply of mine.
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Post by BigEasy » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:13 am

Probably old Linux Mint users here in topic.
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Post by Fred Barclay » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:47 am

Okay, GreyGeek, I have to admit I'm confused. The original post mentions the OP's father, who is over 100. That's who the (possibly) oldest Mint user is.
Of course a legal name isn't given, but there again, I doubt that few if any of us give out our legal names here. I'm pretty sure your's isn't Grey Geek. :D

So what part is unclear to you?
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Post by GreyGeek » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:41 pm

Fred Barclay wrote:Okay, GreyGeek, I have to admit I'm confused. The original post mentions the OP's father, who is over 100. That's who the (possibly) oldest Mint user is.
Of course a legal name isn't given, but there again, I doubt that few if any of us give out our legal names here. I'm pretty sure your's isn't Grey Geek. :D

So what part is unclear to you?
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Post by Fred Barclay » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:27 am

:lol: That would be confusing, wouldn't it? :D
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Re: Oldest Linux Mint user?

Post by GreyGeek » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:21 pm

Fred Barclay wrote::lol: That would be confusing, wouldn't it? :D
At 74 getting confused seems to be a lot easier than it used to be!
So is forgetting :(

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