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Old 01-12-2021, 04:17 PM   #1
pixellany
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Back after ~10 years


I never abandoned Linux---but I did have a bit of burnout, traceable perhaps to obsessively trying to learn every detail.
I run Linux Mint, and periodically struggle with various details. My last multiboot system with any flavor of windows was about 10 years ago....but I do have a Windows 10 laptop which i need to learn how to use.
My other major pastime is repair of vintage electronics

I also run TWO Chromebooks and two Android Phones, and I have a love-hate relationship with Google.

In the coming months, I'll mostly be asking questions.
 
Old 01-12-2021, 04:20 PM   #2
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but I do have a Windows 10 laptop which i need to learn how to use.
My sympathies. Win 10 that is.
 
Old 01-12-2021, 04:48 PM   #3
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It actually looks like MS has "wised up" a bit. I still remember when I thought that Windows 98 was a major leap forward. I also have some hours on XP, which always struck me as being "adequate".

After watching the emergence of the Netbook concept---and the MS efforts to kill it---I love how Google has "made it happen".

So---I am no longer a Windows Hater, but rather someone who simply wants their computing environment to work

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Old 01-13-2021, 09:04 AM   #4
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Welcome back! I thought you'd been abducted by aliens.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 11:00 AM   #5
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Welcome back. Windows 10 with WSL is a step (small) forward.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 12:48 PM   #6
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So---I am no longer a Windows Hater, but rather someone who simply wants their computing environment to work
I can relate to this. I use Windows 10 at home but for gaming only. I built a high end box specifically for this. I used to be a big MS hater but it's really a waste of energy. All of my other computing is on Macs, and I use Linux and FreeBSD in a virtual lab with MacOS hosts.

Welcome back
 
Old 01-13-2021, 12:52 PM   #7
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Welcome back — I do indeed remember your name! I shan't be answering your queries, though, as I've never had Windows — well, I did use it on some-one else's computer but that was 25 years ago.
 
Old 01-14-2021, 01:56 AM   #8
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Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time... A long time.

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