First of all: this website is not an official website of Linux Mint, nor is it in any way affiliated with Linux Mint. Although there are logos of Linux Mint on many pages: that's just decoration. This is a private, independent website; you get independent advice.
I'm an ordinary Linux desktop user from The Netherlands (Holland). My knowledge of Linux is that of an advanced end user. No more, no less.
In 2006 I became a full-time Linux desktop user, so I have almost two decades of practical hands-on experience. Mainly (but not exclusively) with Linux Mint and members of the Ubuntu family.
The ideas behind the tips and how-to's that you find on my website, mostly come from other people. What I do, is collecting promising how-to's from the web. Then I try them myself. I fully rewrite the ones that pass that test, in order to make them as clear and simple as possible. Only then I publish them on my website.
My take is strictly practical: after all, life's too short for enduring avoidable annoyances....
The first time that I became fully involved with Linux was in the summer of 2006. Before that, I had already played fleetingly with a Knoppix CD, Mandrake and one of the first versions of Ubuntu.
But all that meant nothing: my real Linux adventure started on a hot July evening in 2006, with the unforgettable Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake. I've been a full time Linux desktop user ever since. In the last couple of years, mostly Linux Mint.
Linux has been, and still is, very useful to me and also great fun. I hope you'll have the same experience!
Linus Torvalds, the man who created the first version of Linux, once answered to the question why he was involved with Linux: "Just for fun!" That's my main motivation, too.
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