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    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    Could you link to the post, please?
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    What to expect for privacy

    Hey, Sorry for not responding. I was on the road, I thought I would have more time to respond. Bob, I appreciate your responses. I agree, we are definitely on the same page. You keep answering questions I haven't even asked, yet. I am definitely into degoogling my phone. I have been...
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    What to expect for privacy

    I just set up a Dell 7472 with Mint. I'm impressed, it's speedy. I think I am going to get WAY more out of this than any OS ever before, so it is not ALL about privacy anymore. I'm a little daunted by what it takes to install Librewolf, but I am literally into day 3 of my linux experience. I...
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    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    Thank you, both. I am trying not to be TOO needy. I followed a tutorial and went through the mint 1st steps list. I enabled the firewall and set up timeshift. Status checked, it is active. I went with the recomended partitions which is a boot partition and the rest of the SSD is allocated for...
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    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    I didn't expect a response so fast. I answered my own question, so I deleted the comment. You will probly all say that loading up Linux is a breeze. Well, I've never helped you... It took a bit to get things sorted, but I'm all set up and all I can say is HOLY S#!% it's fast. The hardware...
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    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    I found a bunch of heavy, and bulky looking business laptops that aren't really floating my boat. How does this sound? I am not too keen on a heavier laptop, but this really leans towards consumer-grade. Just to be clear, I'll be running Mint, Firefox, Thunderbird, Gimp, Libreoffice, VLC, maybe...
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    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks again to all. I am going to dig up a Dell and jump in head first. We'll see what happens. I will either update as to my success or come back asking what the hell I did wrong.
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    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    This is perfect. Thanks for the responses. I wasn't sure if certain laptops from a brand were going to be more grief than others or if a Dell for example was a solid choice pretty well across the board. Some of the info I found made it sound like any random machine might not have sound...
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    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    I have been reading and watching tutorials. I don't expect anyone to do the work for me. My goal is mostly just to get out of the surveillance game. I currently have a chromebook and the only real complaints I have are #1. Google. #2 Poor email clients, and I can't do basic pic/vid editing for...
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    Newbie

    Hey folks, 2 minutes since I registered and a full blown linux dumbtard. I've seen it in use and watched tutorials on install and basic features, but have never used it. I'm looking to get away from the sleaze giants, and looking for advice to get me going. Please, and thank you.
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