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Hello from Texas

Postby slipstick » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:22 pm

Hello all. I'm a retired engineer living in the Dallas, Texas area. After years of kicking around the idea of using Linux but not doing anything about it, I've finally decided to make the move from Windoze XP (thank you Windoze 8 ). I've played with a Ubuntu live disk a little bit, but didn't much like the Unity desktop, so I'm looking at Linux Mint, trying to decide which desktop environment to use - I'll be experimenting with live disks with MATE, Cinnamon, KDE, and Xfce before installing.

Oh, my user name "slipstick" is from the old term for a slide rule which I used in my early days as an engineer and now collect (have over 100 at present).
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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby xenopeek » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:02 am

Hi slipstick, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums! MATE, Cinnamon, KDE and Xfce each have their strengths. Good luck with trying them all, and I hope you find one that clicks for you :wink: We're here if anything goes boom.

Be sure also to check out the Community website (tutorials, hardware and software reviews, ideas), and if you go for Cinnamon the Cinnamon Spices website for adding even more themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon.

You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint.

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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby The-Wizard » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:15 am

"slipstick" is from the old term for a slide rule

still have mine as well :D

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Re: Hello from Texas

Postby jesica » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:39 am


Goo day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. :mrgreen:

Hope you have a fab times,


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