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The question we all want to hear ...
« on: April 20, 2020, 07:43:00 pm »
Within the last week I have had 2 friends ask me "How do I install Linux on my Windows 10 PC?"
Both pretty much asked the same question to the wording.
1 lives in England and I know him from the Oric community. Actually visited him and his partner/wife a few years back.
The other is a workmate,

For both of course I recommended Peppermint 10 Respin, giving them instructions and pointers to the excellent website tutorial.
For the workmate I went a step further and supplied him with a USB stick with the ISO pre-installed.
His laptop is a Dell so I taught him about F12 and booting into live-mode, which he is going to try out.
Told him that if he wanted help with install, which may include dual-boot with W10, to take in his laptop to work, and I can stand 6 foot away and socially distance guide him through the process.

As I said in the subject line, this is the question we all want to hear, and like busses 2 came along at once!!!  8)
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Re: The question we all want to hear ...
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 07:47:22 pm »
You make me proud, mintspider!  :)

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Re: The question we all want to hear ...
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 07:48:39 pm »
You make me proud, mintspider!  :)

You inspired me Big Papa Peppermint!!!!
« Last Edit: April 20, 2020, 07:51:21 pm by mintspider »
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Re: The question we all want to hear ...
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 08:07:17 am »
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The question we all want to hear ..."How do I install Linux on my Windows 10 PC?"
-- mintspider

Isn't that the truth! :)
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: The question we all want to hear ...
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 05:31:44 pm »
would be no harm to have him do a test run on a spare system (older laptop for example) then once things are running attempt it on his main rigs. installing linux alongside win10 is easy but still..
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Re: The question we all want to hear ...
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 11:55:22 am »
Good job man!

Don't get me wrong: I hope those two new Linux users will "infect" some more...  :D