70 Tango Charlie

My name is Charlie Corder,
I guess there is something about old people having to take longer to do things: so, I will now fill you all in on some of my background.
I got involved with computers when Timex first came out with a small box to hook up to the TV set. I could not figure out what to do after I plugged it in so it sat in the basement in its' box.
Next came in 1993 when a friend invited me to 'get on the internet' at the local library. I knew nothing at the time about computers. It took 30 minutes, but I was finally able to turn the cp on and off.
Next came a gift desktop so I could learn how to type.
In 1995 I had my first internet capable cp. It was Windows 95. Stayed with Windows until about 2014 when I found Linux. Since then I have downloaded and installed several different distros, mainly to see which ones were the easiest to transition to for a Win person. I have settled on Linux Mint Mate.
My philosophy is - and has been for quite a while - you are never too old to learn something new.
I do some Terminal stuff, but prefer the GUI, because it's more familiar to me.
I am convinced that Linux would be everything that the average cp user could ever want or need. It does require some learning, but, doesn't everything when you are first introduced to it?
I just bought an ASUS netbook about a month ago for under $300. It came with Win 10 {which I cannot stand} which I immediately erased and installed LM 19.2 Tina. Have not been one bit sorry, not even a tiny bit. LOL.
I guess us older people tend to get 'windy' and don't know when to stop; so I will stop, with this comment - Keep the good things coming, as I am learning a whole lot on Linux dot Org.
Birthday
Nov 15, 1934 (Age: 85)
Location
Jenison Michigan USA
Gender
Male
Occupation
Retired Shoemaker

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"Whether you think you can do a thing, or not; you are right!"
Henry Ford - Founder, Ford Motor Co.

"As a man thinks, so he is"
I'll have to find out where this came from.

"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."
Bernard Meltzer
I thought this comment very interesting and thought provoking. TC

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