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I'm new to mx

#1 Post by mbooyzen » Fri May 11, 2018 11:21 am

Hi guys (&girls) :confused:

I dit my first mx install yesterday, (17.1) and must say I've read how unfriendly this experience was to some people, but found it to be very easy. I have not read the manual before starting and didn't get caught up anywhere. Played around on the live disk while installing to see if I could make xfce look like what im used to. The option to copy the settings from the live disk to my installed home directory came as a surprise but saved me from doing it again (first xfce experience for me).

Bit of my computer history, i was given the opportunity at a young age to build my first pc with only a few books as guidance. My uncle that gave it to me said if I could get it running I could have it. 486 at the time was top speck, but got a win95 cd.
Went through that and win98 when I did my first SUSE install in 2003. At the time I didn't really learn it as it broke easily.... :lipsrsealed: I ended up whith a dual boot with xp and Ubuntu from 2006 till about 6months ago. The xp was redundent except for about once a year I played a game on it. I used Ubuntu mate as I enjoy the Gnome2 feel. Ubuntu 18.04 install didn't go well for me and gave MX a try. So far I'm impressed, and think my experience with MX will be a good one.
Thanks to the developers.
Some old 2nd generation i5, 8GB ram, Nvidia 6800gs.

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Re: I'm new to mx

#2 Post by Richard » Fri May 11, 2018 11:24 am

Welcome to MX.
Problem solvers are always welcome. :)
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Re: I'm new to mx

#3 Post by mbooyzen » Fri May 11, 2018 11:31 am

Thanks, I hope I can contribute to MX in some way, though my coding skills are non existent. I left a partition for alpha/beta versions so we'll see.
Some old 2nd generation i5, 8GB ram, Nvidia 6800gs.

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#4 Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri May 11, 2018 11:41 am

Welcome to the forums! :)
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Re: I'm new to mx

#5 Post by Stevo » Fri May 11, 2018 5:47 pm

Welcome to the forums!

We can always use newcomers to point out potential problems that we developers are too close to the trees to see.

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Re: I'm new to mx

#6 Post by mbooyzen » Sat May 12, 2018 2:40 am

Thanks for the welcome, right now living in Africa has it's downside as they've stolen copper cables from the telephone company and that leaves me without adsl.
I'm kind off looking forward to MX mate next week but will have to download from somewhere else...
Some old 2nd generation i5, 8GB ram, Nvidia 6800gs.

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Re: I'm new to mx

#7 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat May 12, 2018 3:46 am

A welcome from me too. You are not the only one to be suffering from the theft of cables. No not me, but another member of the group.
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