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Old 06-03-2016, 07:53 PM   #31
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I learn best by doing.

Could also try searching the web for: "Linux group in my area"

e.g: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...x-user-groups/
 
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:38 PM   #32
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Doing is good.

LUG's are an excellent place to get help but better to come with a well thought out question, as with anywhere else you go to, time might/will be limited.

Fred.

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Old 06-04-2016, 03:29 AM   #33
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Can a non-geek learn to use Linux? Why not? I did.
 
Old 06-04-2016, 01:13 PM   #34
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[QUOTE=cbrookej;5555482]
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtmistler View Post
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In starting this reply I can no longer see the thread, and sometimes in the past, when I have tried to go back to check something, I have lost the text I just typed. So I won't go back until I have posted this.


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And the longer the text I type, the more likely I am to lose it. I often write long posts in a text editor and then copy it and paste it in the browser's editor.
 
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:08 PM   #35
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+1

I also like setting up a clipboard in my systems tray, then use copy as a backup...

Add: sometimes going to your browsers history and selecting where you were posting brings back text too.

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Old 06-04-2016, 05:49 PM   #36
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Is there any way this semi-computer literate non-geek can learn to use Linux? I have been told that the easiest aproach for a Windows user is the Cinnamon version with the Mint GUI. That is what I investigated most recently.
Yes and no. Yes, anyone can learn linux IF THEY REALLY WANT TO. No, it will not happen over night. You can accelerate your learning of linux by using it more and windows less. Any ho, you did your homework, Linux Mint is a good start.

Good luck

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