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Old 12-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
mike_kinder
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Hello Boys and Girls,

Okay, I have finally got around to saying Hello to you all.

After having spent 25 years as software developer for windows, I have now retired and am playing around. Again!

Despite only having finally set up my membership with LinuxQuestions today, I have been playing around with linux for a couple of years.

I used to work with a guy called Bernie R. who was always going on about Linux being better! But having no need for it I didn't bother checking it out. How wrong I was!

I know have much more time to play around an what a revelation it has become.

Having had a heart attack and a stroke with no pension funds were not as forthcoming as I would have liked. My 7 year old pc was suffering from Windows Vista bloat ware. Now, that I am playing around with Linux it is so much quicker that I don't need an upgrade. That said... Santa has told me that I'm getting a new one for Christmas. Thank go God, or Lesley (my wife)!

There will be many more posts to come, but for other Newbies having a stab at linux here are some of my favourites:

Puppy (great for newbies - it's got nearly everything you need and is quick to load). It's a pitty Barry is doing something else!

Fedora (great software but a little slower).

Linux Lite (this is my favourite at the moment).

Linux Mint and all the others I cannot get to work on my pc.

I will write more after Christmas.

Happy Christmas and a happy New Year to you all.

Mike Kinder
 
Old 12-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

When you get a chance, post your computer specs. That might give us an idea as to why Mint and some others don't like it.
 
  


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