Purchase Linux CDs / DVDs / Flash Drives at OSDisc.com

Welcome to Our Community

While Linux.org has been around for a while, we recently changed management and had to purge most of the content (including users). If you signed up before April 23rd, 2017 please sign up again. Thanks!

I Love Mint a great choice for the older generation

Discussion in 'Mint' started by Deleted member 35560, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. As some one new to Linux I have to say how much I love using Mint. It was so easy to install and to configure, far easier than other OS I have used in the past. Everything connected easily and without problems. I have had a minor one with it was it thinking I have headphones when I don't, but after worrying about it I now think I can live with it as it sorts it self out after a few moments. I did find that it ran a bit slow, but I installed an extra 2gb of memory and that has solved that issue.

    I know some think it is similar to Windows 7, but it is not, it is better because you don't have to faff about to get things working as you want them. For someone not overly techie like me I love it because it just gets on with things and you get on with enjoying your PC life again.

    I didn't want a Windows clone and I don't think Mint is, I think it is just a great OS where things are where they should be. I really would say for a pensioner like myself this is a great choice to use.


     
  2. atanere

    atanere Moderator
    Gold Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,590
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    We all love to hear stories like that! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Cheers
     
  3. Thank you. I am so pleased you liked it
     
  4. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
    Staff Member Gold Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    From your Profile:

    A man after my own heart, lol.

    I burned my bridges with Windows a little over 3 years ago and have not looked back.

    And "The Minties" are still one of my faves.

    Looking forward to hear of your journeys.

    Wizard
     
    Hansel Johnson Jr likes this.
  5. Thank you have done a blog on my journey thus for and might post it here later
     
    ShowMeRon and wizardfromoz like this.
  6. VP9KS

    VP9KS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2017
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    270
    Welcome aboard mate. That blog might make interesting reading when you post it. I posted something like that when I went through the trials and tribulations of rebuilding my crashed Slackware install. I hope that it helped someone. That's what we're all about here, keeping someone else from having to re-invent the wheel. Just keep good notes!
    Happy Trails,:D
    Paul
     
    atanere and wizardfromoz like this.
  7. harrold

    harrold New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    3
    i started on mandrake in the late 90s linux mint is a way easier and fun
     
    atanere, wizardfromoz and VP9KS like this.
  8. Just been looking at my blogs about my journey from Windows into Mint. It is really quite interesting to see how cautious I was at the start and how gradually I became more confident. It's been like having a diary of which the last entry would read : Finally managed to drop all Windows connections as there are better applications to be found in the software manager. I know this is in the Mint section, but I wouldn't mind betting that my journey is similar to most who come across from other systems
     
    VP9KS, atanere and wizardfromoz like this.
  9. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
    Staff Member Gold Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    You've got to crawl before you walk, walk before you run, run before you leap, leap before you fly.

    Then when you are flying with Linux and relishing the freedom, you can look down on Planet Earth far below, and see the people crawling along like ants with other OSes, and find yourself thinking "Gee guys, you need to look up and see there is another world out there?"

    Spread the word, and Keep the Faith, Bro' :D

    Wiz
     
  10. VP9KS

    VP9KS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2017
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    270
    Yeah baby! Flying is fun!:confused::D
     
    wizardfromoz likes this.

Share This Page