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#1 MintyUser

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:41 AM

Hi cat1092 and NickAu:

 

I finally installed Linux 17.2 what a ripper it is. I like the new dashboard and features it has.

 

But before I go any further what advice should I know before moving on? :)

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:46 AM

Hi Minty

 

About time.

 

First thing open terminal and type

sudo ufw enable

This will start your firewall and create a script that will launch it every time you boot mint.

 

Your PC should have run updates after install if not in terminal

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:49 AM

Thanks Nick for the advice :)

 

 

 

There goes the Linux neighbourhood.  :hysterical:

 

I will fit in fine no worries i'll be a great Linux user :grinner:


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:56 AM

 

But before I go any further what advice should I know before moving on?

Use Ubuntu, Unity rocks. I just don’t like these Windows like Distros/ Desktops.


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:00 AM

Cat1902 got to me before you did he said try Mint so I downloaded the 1.7gb file. Unless I should waste another 2GB for Ubuntu, but that's just wasting internet. I'll familiarize my self with Mint before trying Ubuntu that'll be better. :) 



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:08 AM

 

Unless I should waste another 2GB for Ubuntu,

 

You planning to download it twice?

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:10 AM

Oh fine what could possibly go wrong? :)



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:19 AM

Here goes nothing :)

 

Not twice though don't want a duplicate.


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:55 AM

Installed!

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 08:32 AM

Cat1902 got to me before you did he said try Mint so I downloaded the 1.7gb file. Unless I should waste another 2GB for Ubuntu, but that's just wasting internet. I'll familiarize my self with Mint before trying Ubuntu that'll be better. :)

Welcome to Linux Minty!

 

There is no such thing as wasting internet! I routinely download .iso files... mostly cause I cant' seem to figure out what I did with the DVD I burned it to. LOL.


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

. . . I finally installed Linux 17.2  . . . what advice should I know . . . 

 

Welcome Minty.

 

Be sure to check out the "Linux How-To and Tutorial Section".

 

There you will find all sorts of information and how-to's for both the beginner and the expert.

 

Just remember one thing.  When in doubt, ask!

 

There are lots of people here who will guide and help you along the way.

 

Cheers!

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:02 PM

I'm curious Minty, did you try Mint and Ubuntu before you Installed?  Always curious as to why people choose different distro's.  I am trying to spend some time with Ubuntu, mostly Mate at the moment, but need to get back to the Real Ubuntu! and give it another go.  Started with MINT MATE and now on Mint KDE.  Don't think I'm switching my main machine for a long time, this KDE is awesome, maybe I'll get over to Kubuntu which is the Real KDE lol. 


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:17 PM

Welcome Minty. Mint is a great choice for a first Linux distro.
 
 

Installed!


That didn't take long. :)

Is Ubuntu installed instead of, or as well as, Mint?

maybe I'll get over to Kubuntu which is the Real KDE lol.



I prefer Kubuntu to Mint KDE. Kubuntu comes with better wallpaper. :hysterical:

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:29 PM

 

. . . I finally installed Linux 17.2  . . . what advice should I know . . . 

 

Welcome Minty.

 

Be sure to check out the "Linux How-To and Tutorial Section".

 

There you will find all sorts of information and how-to's for both the beginner and the expert.

 

Just remember one thing.  When in doubt, ask!

 

There are lots of people here who will guide and help you along the way.

 

Cheers!

 

Naught McNoone

 

Good advice! Lots of good stuff over there in the tutorial section!

 

Also, awesome permissions how to Naught! That is one thing that can confuse a lot of people when learning Linux. I was fortunate to have taken (also required for my degree) a couple Linux classes and the first one was taught by a Linux admin. He explained permissions quite well.


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:54 PM

I guess it's true you can't have two Profiles on this Forum lol.


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