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Hello From the National Capital area of Canada

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:24 pm
by bcorbin
Hello Everyone.

I installed Linux mint today on my home built PC (Asus Prime 370 motherboad with Ryzen 7 CPU and AMD GPU). This PC was a retirement present for myself in 2017.

I worked at Digital Equipment of Canada 1983 to the takeover by Compaq and later HP until a voluntary exit in 2017. I had worked in Field Service in the Kingston Ontario region and later at the Call Center in Hull Quebec supporting PDP11, VAX and Alpha Servers as well as the Proliant 8 Way DL980 and later the MC990 X also an 8 way intel based system. The MC990 x was an interesting system with an embedded Linux console system, but I only managed one call on the system before my exit. I also trained on the Moonshot Project system but that never really went anywhere, I never really worked on any of the legacy HP systems like Superdome. In fact on my last call, I had to dust off my fiche reader and lookup a bit of obscure DEC hadrware info for a field service engineer.

My unix/Linux experience goes back a bit. One of my first experiences was with DEC versions of unix such as OSF1, later named DEC unix. I also used a unix system on a 286 based PC called Coherent before Linux was popular, I've used Linux Mint in the past and OpenSuse as well and Redhat. I recently installed Fedora KDE 39 on my home PC. I liked the look and feel of Fedora KDE but ran into some issues with; samba, connectivity with my Iphone and some legacy disk partitions from Windows. I decided to simplify my configuration and system management by installing Linux Mint, So far thinks are looking good, making headway on my issues after just a few hours after installation.


Re: Hello From the National Capital area of Canada

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:21 am
by Kory
Hello Brian and welcome to the forum!

I've also started with Red Hat years ago, it's amazing to see how far Linux has come. I hope you will enjoy your Mint journey and that it will work well for you.

Re: Hello From the National Capital area of Canada

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:23 am
by kc1di
Hello Brian,
Welcome to the Linux Mint forum, enjoy the journey! :)