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Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:59 pm
by pdhunter1987
G'day (which means Hello or Good day in Australia) everyone, my name is Paul. :happy:

I couldn't find an "Introduce yourself" area anywhere on this Forum so I started a topic here, hope that's alright.

I have just switched to MX Linux 17.1 and am very impressed with this, it doesn't feel like just another Linux distro.

I love Debian and the stability it offers compared to say Ubuntu, XFCE is awesome and I love the panel setup out of the box here.

I have been using Linux full time without Windows for about 9 years now as I don't require Windows for anything.

I have used just about every desktop environment and loads of different Linux distros, from Mint, All of The Buntus, Debian, Manjaro, Elementary, Ubuntu MATE, Fedora, doing alot of distro and desktop hopping until recently.

I started using Linux with Linux Mint 11 "Katya" and have loved Linux ever since. I have just switched from Kubuntu to MX Linux and absolutely love it.

I want to thank the developers, the team, all of those who contribute to this and the community for this great work.

I hope to be able to contribute in some shape or form and help others on this Forum.

Thanks very much for your hard work with MX!

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Paul

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:13 pm
by Gordon Cooper
Welcome Paul. You will find this to be a very friendly Forum and as you have commented, MX is an impressive distro.

Gordon - across the ditch in Tauranga N.Z.

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:15 pm
by richb
Welcome to the Forum!

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:52 am
by sunrat
Yay, another Aussie. Bewdy mate!

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:52 am
by handy
sunrat wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:52 am
Yay, another Aussie. Bewdy mate!
Some of us like to camouflage ourselves in our own bull-dust. ;)

(If you have a look at my avatar photo you may (possibly - if you've ever been there - maybe...) notice that the location it is taken is "Darling Harder"!)

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:47 pm
by Gordon Cooper
sunrat wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:52 am
Yay, another Aussie. Bewdy mate!
And I see another Aussie flag on the torrent downloads this morning, which mirror do you blokes use?

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:08 pm
by smilliken
Welcome Paul. This is a friend forum with lots of knowledgeable people making this whole distro work.

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:40 pm
by tascoast
G'day from Gippsland

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:52 pm
by sunrat
Gordon Cooper wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:47 pm
sunrat wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:52 am
Yay, another Aussie. Bewdy mate!
And I see another Aussie flag on the torrent downloads this morning, which mirror do you blokes use?
Usually NZ but sometimes it is better from LA. Yesterday I installed something from test repo and NZ showed "not found" so had to switch.

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm
by Gordon Cooper
@ sunrat. Yep, that is what I expected. I try to use the NZ mirror, it's close and very fast for me, but several times now have had to switch, usually go to Utah. Might be something to do with the time updates are sent to the mirrors, as NZ seems to come right a few hours later.