the return to Linux

Welcome to newcomers! Don't hesitate to introduce yourself.
Please don't post tech support questions here
User avatar
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 164
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:36 am
Location: Chicago

the return to Linux

Postby wheeledgoat » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:34 pm

I took a stab at linux back in 2001, but it was too much for me. I remember having a devil of a time just getting the simplest things installed, and I'm ashamed to say I gave up. (it didn't help my motivation that I had a free version of XP to play with).

I'm an enthusiast-level programmer, and enjoy the puzzle that is creating databases... so when I was faced with reinstalling XP (again!) after it pooped out, and I read that microsuck was abandoning XP, I went looking for alternatives.

Helloooooooooo MINT! I'm loving life. I've been using Libra Office for over a year, and now with Mint I'm happy to get off the MS bandwagon entirely. I still have a Win7 machine, but that's the light-duty, no graphics card, SSD HDD web surfer for the wife & kids. My workhorse computer that pipes audio throughout my house and does the real work is now sporting Mint!

I'm very satisfied to have overcome the Mint15 difficulty w/ the ATI Radeon cards, and I'm also proud to have successfully installed Command & Conquer Generals. I'm impressed that Mint has built-in drivers for my Turtle Beach Riviera and my networked HP printer.

Thanks for all the help this community and forum has provided me so far! As I get better, hopefully I'll be able to give back a little.

"If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake."
-Frank Wilczek

User avatar
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2614
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:54 am
Location: South Africa

Re: the return to Linux

Postby jesica » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:43 pm

Good day
Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:

My Linux Counter number # 566377
IT Ninja
Happy apt-get-ing!
Linux Mint Donar # 2159

Security is the separation of an asset from a threat.

Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5021
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:54 am
Location: Salem, Oregon

Re: the return to Linux

Postby tdockery97 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:45 pm

Welcome wheeledgoat, to the the Minty side of life.
Linux Mint 18.3 KDE

User avatar
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7543
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 pm

Re: the return to Linux

Postby DrHu » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:45 pm

That's excellent, it's nice to see an old hand come aback for a refresh
--Linux is always evolving: that is it's strength (as well as the multitude of genre specific software that is available)

In fact it evolves faster than *BSD systems, even though I like some *bsd partitioning schemes and hard disk support functions..
--also it is easier to use when installing: unless one were to compare it to Arch Linux or Linux-from-Scratch or a custom Linux build.

User avatar
Level 12
Level 12
Posts: 4080
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Location: Bedforshire, ENGLAND

Re: the return to Linux

Postby The-Wizard » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:52 pm

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.

Return to “Introduce yourself”