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Newbie to Linux

Postby AnarchyLime » Tue May 14, 2013 1:38 am

Hey Guys,

So I am braving a new adventure into linux, and I decided to start with Mint/Cinnamon. I'm a professional software engineer, but sadly I have had very limited experience with linux. I decided its finally time to start embracing this world, and learn what I can. While windows seems like a dirty 7-letter word in the linux world, I don't have any complaints. It's certainly far from perfect, but I am yet to mess around with an OS and not find issues. Heck it only took me a day before Gnome was locking up on me.

I really love the ideologies behind linux and really really want to embrace this platform. Being a gamer and seeing steam make a beachhead on linux was the last barrier I needed to start diving in. It's frustrating having to learn all new commands, programs, and key combinations, but I think it will be worth the investment in time. I hear the community is great here, so I probably will be asking a ton of questions. I'm looking forward to becoming a guru.


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Re: Newbie to Linux

Postby The-Wizard » Tue May 14, 2013 2:22 am

welcome to the Mint family forums

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Re: Newbie to Linux

Postby jesica » Tue May 14, 2013 7:58 am


Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:

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Re: Newbie to Linux

Postby overthetop » Tue May 14, 2013 12:16 pm

Welcome aboard! :D

No, you don't have to hate Windows to love Linux; use what works for you. You should, however, find Linux a real treat to use, both fun and refreshing. Good luck with Mint! 8)
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