Looking for Change and found it. (Introduction)

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Looking for Change and found it. (Introduction)

Post by Ensuras » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:03 am

Hello Linux Forum,

I'm freshly switched from Windows to Linux Mint 19.1.
I'm 24 years old and from Germany.
Linux is like a Project for me, literally never used it, but I only hear positive Arguments about it.

The Terminal seems kinda weird. I never used CMD for example, so writing "code" to do certain things, feels new/strange(?).
It looks like I've got everything working here.. But I'm not sure.
I still have Windows on my Computer. There is a lot of Data I probably don't want to lose.
Is there something like a Checklist what I should look out for?
And how do I "transfer" or open up Space of my Drives for Linux?

Oh, and you just have to love the monthly blog of Linux Mint. :D

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Re: Looking for Change and found it. (Introduction)

Post by jimallyn » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:02 am

Welcome aboard, Ensuras!
Ensuras wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:03 am
writing "code" to do certain things, feels new/strange(?).
You don't have to write code. There is very little that can't be done with a GUI application. But the command line can be very powerful for troubleshooting and such.
Ensuras wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:03 am
Is there something like a Checklist what I should look out for?
This site has a LOT of great stuff, including some suggested things that you should do, and some things you should probably avoid doing. Wander around the whole site and have a look.

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/1.html
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Re: Looking for Change and found it. (Introduction)

Post by lsemmens » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:46 am

Welcome Ensuras, Think of Linux a bit like the early days of PCs. Back then everything was done at the command prompt. In many ways, it is far easier to say "type this command in terminal" than it is to say "open such a program and scroll down to the menu, select that, and then.......", you get the idea. Yes, you don't need the "command prompt" (terminal in Linux), but it sure does make it a lot easier.
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Re: Looking for Change and found it. (Introduction)

Post by jimallyn » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:14 am

Just one example of how useful the command line can be:

viewtopic.php?f=213&t=291728

I have seen many requests on the forums for a program that does some particular function, and one of the gurus cranked out a one-liner or a short script for them. (I use command line a little bit, but I am definitely not one of the gurus!)
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Re: Looking for Change and found it. (Introduction)

Post by Greencedar » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:00 am

Ensuras, Welcome to the world of Mint. :)

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Re: Looking for Change and found it. (Introduction)

Post by Ensuras » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:43 pm

Greencedar wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:00 am
Ensuras, Welcome to the world of Mint. :)
Thank you very much, windows is gone and I'm pretty happy that I can use Linux for pretty much everything, that I would do otherwise aswell.
(Except some Gaming related content - but it's probably for good. Was kinda addicted. :lol: )

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