Introducing myself

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Aru
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Introducing myself

Post by Aru » Thu May 17, 2018 12:26 pm

Hello everyone,
I am new here. New to the community and new to Linux. Was using (and still use) Windows 10. Using Windows has always been a frustrating experience for me. Full of problems here and there. In my country, a lot of people use pirated Windows software. I have been using Linux Mint for about a month and I can do whatever I did on Windows here on Linux comfortably. It has all the necessary applications required for any student. I wished Linux was more popular. I tried recommending Linux to others but well, I guess Microsoft has dominated the PC market here and not everyone is tech savvy. And I don't believe in all the expensive crap that Apple sells.

I like to try out new things, especially technology. Surfed the internet and did some research on which Linux would be good to start for beginners. I was confused between Ubuntu and Mint. Ended up installing Linux Mint cinnamon 18.3 on my laptop alongside Windows 10 (dual booted). I am also enthusiastic about the various kinds of software the community can come together to create. I don't like being a slave to the technology offered by the Silicon valley giants and their business practices. I support the philosophy behind Linux and its creator.

So I guess these are my reasons for trying out Linux. I hope that my experience with Linux and its community is a fruitful one and wish to learn many things
about this operating system and become an expert user. And I am also trying to learn the python programming language. Looking forward to having a great time with my new OS~

deepakdeshp
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu May 17, 2018 12:37 pm

Welcome to the forum.
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=245700

Deepak
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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JerryF
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by JerryF » Thu May 17, 2018 12:38 pm

I like your attitude! Welcome to Linux, Mint, and the forum!!
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by phd21 » Thu May 17, 2018 12:39 pm

Hi Aru,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by KBD47 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:31 pm

Welcome Aru!
Some people have a hard time getting used to anything new. I think most people would be very happy with Linux/Mint if they gave it a try like you have.

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by lsemmens » Fri May 18, 2018 11:12 am

KBD47 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Welcome Aru!
Some people have a hard time getting used to anything new. I think most people would be very happy with Linux/Mint if they gave it a try like you have.

+1 Enjoy the ride! :P
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by WharfRat » Fri May 18, 2018 11:26 am

Hello Aru Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by catweazel » Fri May 18, 2018 6:11 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by jimallyn » Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 pm

Welcome aboard, Aru!
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by kc1di » Mon May 21, 2018 8:24 am

Hello Aru and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Enjoy :)
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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