Bye Bye Windows!

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Bye Bye Windows!

Postby buddyXos » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:47 pm

Hi! My name is Buddy. I've been an XP Pro fan for years.
I had a friend who deleted a major file in his windows OS and didn't have "the disc" to fix it.
I tried Knoppix and was able to fix his laptop.
Well, that was my first ever time in dealing with anything Linux. After that, I was facinated!
Checked out every Linus distro out there and finally picked Mint 14 - 64bit w/Cinnamon.
I've tried out the different desktops and keep going back to Cinnamon.
I dual booted but have only opened Windows 3 times in 3 weeks. It is so slow compared to Linux.
I am hooked for life!
I am using a 6 yr old Dell Vostro 1000 laptop with 500 gig hard drive and 4 GB ram.

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Re: Bye Bye Windows!

Postby Spinnekop » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:27 pm

Hi Buddy

Welcome to Mint!!

You will probably get a welcome message from Catweazel telling you to expect a cut & paste welcome from the Wizard!!!

Well guys - I got in first this time :lol:

You will enjoy Mint - and the community - best of luck

Spinnekop

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Re: Bye Bye Windows!

Postby The-Wizard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:35 pm

I am using a 6 yr old Dell Vostro 1000 laptop with 500 gig hard drive and 4 GB ram.

an ideal bit of kit for mint


welcome to the mint family forums

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Re: Bye Bye Windows!

Postby sujitnag » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:41 pm

welcome on linux mint.

win system need much more maintenance than linux.
defragment, anti virus, spy ware, maleware etc.

but when I remember my early days , when i started to learn computer, windows was the only friend who encourage me to use computer without any computer knowledge.
I don't think we can forget user friendly win environment.

time to time, my need will be changed. But I don't want to say good bye to me old friend.

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Re: Bye Bye Windows!

Postby catweazel » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:32 pm

Welcome aboard.
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KDE 4.14.2, custom preemptive kernel 3.16.5,
Intel i7 4820K @ 4.7GHz, 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
3122MHz XMP, 4 Samsung 840 PRO 512GB SSDs in
RAID0, 6TB HW RAID10, 3 x 24" Samsung UlHD,
Dual R290X

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Re: Bye Bye Windows!

Postby overthetop » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:06 pm

Welcome to Mint and the forums Buddy!

Spinnekop wrote:You will probably get a welcome message from Catweazel telling you to expect a cut & paste welcome from the Wizard!!!

Well guys - I got in first this time :lol:

As you can see, we have lots of fun here! :D
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Re: Bye Bye Windows!

Postby jesica » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:10 am

Good day,

Welcome to the forum,

:mrgreen:
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Re: Bye Bye Windows!

Postby buddyXos » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:45 pm

thanks for the welcome and yes, you do have fun here! sudo apt-get fun!


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