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CMD-Ky
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New here, New to Linux

Post by CMD-Ky » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:13 am

I am in Kentucky, USA. As the title says, I am new. I have a dual boot Windows 7/Mint installation on Dell E6430. It seems that Mint had proper working drivers for everything. I lucked out I guess. With your help, I am looking forward to learning this new to me operating system.

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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by WharfRat » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:14 am

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by wallyUSA » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:41 am

Hi cmd and welcome to a great forum! Lots of help here :!:
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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by Pierre » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:11 am

Hi CMD-Ky ,
welcome to our forum.
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Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by Cyber_Ghost78 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:19 am

Hi welcome to the Linux Mint forum! Hope you enjoy your journey into the world of Linux Mint!
Enjoy being and make the most of this life because you never know when you will breathe your last breath!
#AttitudeOfGratitude
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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by phd21 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:02 pm

Hi CMD-Ky,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by JerryF » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 pm

Welcome to the forums!

My advice is to think of it as learning to drive. You turn the key, put it in drive, and go. After doing that for some time, then you might want to learn what's under the hood.
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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:11 pm

CMD-Ky wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:13 am
I have a dual boot Windows 7/Mint installation on Dell E6430. It seems that Mint had proper working drivers for everything. I lucked out I guess.
I have a Dell E6400 laptop that was my first Mint install, 17.3 Cinnamon. I have upgraded to Mint 19 through various steps of version 18 and never once have I had a problem. Everything just worked. Even the networking. I don't dual boot because there's really no need. I have a Windows computer that has Mint 19.0 Mate but I rarely boot into Mint on it. I did have a networking problem with a homebuilt computer and an Atheros wireless card. I disabled IPv6 and it has been working flawlessly. And to be honest, I've had similar issues with Windows that took a little time and effort to resolve. So it's nothing new.

Mint is AWESOME!

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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by Greencedar » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:42 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint! :)
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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by CMD-Ky » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:29 am

I am trying to find a good manual which includes most of the frequently used terminal commands. Way back when, in DOS, I had such a book and it was most helpful. Any suggestion?
JerryF wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Welcome to the forums!

My advice is to think of it as learning to drive. You turn the key, put it in drive, and go. After doing that for some time, then you might want to learn what's under the hood.

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Re: New here, New to Linux

Post by JerryF » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:39 pm

CMD-Ky wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:29 am
I am trying to find a good manual which includes most of the frequently used terminal commands. Way back when, in DOS, I had such a book and it was most helpful. Any suggestion?
JerryF wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Welcome to the forums!
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Sorry, I don't know of one. :(
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Post by lsemmens » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:59 pm

Hi CMD-ky have a look at the FAQ at the top of the "Board Index" page right next to Quick Links, It might give you some idea. Also if you want to know more about a particular command, you can type man (cmd name) in a terminal and it will throw up a manual page about the command.
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