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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:31 AM

This AM I have gone over to the dark side LOL. I am a Linux Mint user now.
 
Many thanks to all of you who tried to help.  Look at the bright side "Lord help the Linux people now" LOL

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:36 AM

Enjoy your freedom of choice.

 

May the Force be with you!  B)

 

Greets!



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:57 AM

Linux Mint is a nice Distro and there are a lot of information about Linux out there. I have read a lot of websites on various topics with Ubuntu and the Linux community seems very helpful and passionate. Good Luck.


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:01 PM

 I like Linux Mint a lot, but for now I just use it occasionally.  I wish it would support all my devices and that there was a version of Quicken that would run with it.  I'm amazed that I can boot it in about 30 seconds from a USB 3 flash drive.  It sure comes in handy when I have to delete something that Windows stubbornly refuses to let me delete (like GWX.EXE for example).

 

 Good luck.


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 01:27 AM

This AM I have gone over to the dark side LOL. I am a Linux Mint user now.
 
Many thanks to all of you who tried to help.  Look at the bright side "Lord help the Linux people now" LOL

 

Yours is a journey that quite a few of us have made, and as M$ get more and more desperate to force W10 on us, and increase their already outrageous tactics to promote it, one that I feel a lot of others are likely to make.

 

Welcome to Linux Mint, hope you enjoy using it as much as I have.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 01:43 AM

 I like Linux Mint a lot, but for now I just use it occasionally.  I wish it would support all my devices and that there was a version of Quicken that would run with it.  I'm amazed that I can boot it in about 30 seconds from a USB 3 flash drive.  It sure comes in handy when I have to delete something that Windows stubbornly refuses to let me delete (like GWX.EXE for example).

 

 Good luck.

 

Take a look at GnuCash.  It works much the same Quicken, it can import a few different formats.  I've been using it for home use for a while, works for me.  gnucash.org

 

OP:  Good for you.  


Edited by mremski, 18 March 2016 - 01:44 AM.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:54 AM

 

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

 

... and the pipes are calling ... Linux.

 

goodonyer, mate

 

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 01:36 PM

 

 

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

 

 

XP's gone, and all the hacks are crying,

Tis Windows 10, or it's Linux, now you've tried?

 

Now I'm feeling maudlin!  :thumbsup2:

 

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:08 PM

This AM I have gone over to the dark side LOL. I am a Linux Mint user now.
 
Many thanks to all of you who tried to help.  Look at the bright side "Lord help the Linux people now" LOL

I think the more appropriate statement would be you left the dark side and came into the light.  :)



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:16 PM

I agree with JohnC! :bananas:


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:24 PM

Yes Windows = Empire, Storm troopers, Sith.

Linux = Jedi.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:47 PM

I feel the Force is strong in this one (the OP) - he has the makings of a fine Jedi.

 

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:00 PM

 

This AM I have gone over to the dark side LOL. I am a Linux Mint user now.
 
Many thanks to all of you who tried to help.  Look at the bright side "Lord help the Linux people now" LOL

 

Yours is a journey that quite a few of us have made, and as M$ get more and more desperate to force W10 on us, and increase their already outrageous tactics to promote it, one that I feel a lot of others are likely to make.

 

Welcome to Linux Mint, hope you enjoy using it as much as I have.

 

So true.  Make no mistake though, Microsoft is perfectly aware that they are alienating some users but they are willing to accept the consequences.  A lot of users just don't have the knowledge to install Linux, and even if they manage to, they have to be prepared to put in the time and work to learn a new system, find new programs, get their peripherals working, etc, etc.  Microsoft would certainly deserve it if Windows users were to abandon ship in droves but that's just not going to happen.



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 11:50 AM

 

Microsoft would certainly deserve it if Windows users were to abandon ship in droves but that's just not going to happen.

 

All the same, their tactics have caused quite a few people to question whether they want to stick with Windows, and every person who migrates away from Microsoft's control is potentially a person who can spread the Linux message.

 

Short term that may not make a difference, but given time, even a trickle can become a torrent. :wink:

 

 



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 01:55 PM

I agree.  Linux can thank Microsoft for their heavy-handedness.  Nothing, in recent times, has done more to promote Linux.






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