I'm still what you call a linux noobie but after almost three years of
using Linux Mint (Cinnamon) I guess I'm not so noob. Currently I'm using 19.3
Cinnamon on two desktops and one HP laptop.
I started out with Linux by accident. I had an old 2 core desktop that I advertised on FB but nobody wanted it and I was a day from bringing it to the local recycling station when I read a FB page done by a computer teckkie who wrote about giving your old computer a new lease on life by installing linux and Mint in particular. That cought my curiosity and I looked into Mint, downloaded the .iso file and burned that onto a DVD and installed it. The rest is history.
That first old desktop (an HP6000) is still in use daily. I boosted ram from four to eight GB and it really flies. Currently I run two desktops and one HP8560 laptop with Mint. One desktop is an old Dell 2 core desktop that won't even run Google Earth that I use to play with the OS to try to learn things while not caring if I break the OS since I can always re-install the system if I screw it up. Phew. I also gave another Dell Optiplex 780 to one of my kids and there's now a 6 year old grandkid growing up with linux. By the way I also have a couple of Windows 10 machines that I need to have for a specific purpose. They don't get used much.
One of my other hobbies is DXing, or tracking down TV, FM and AM stations from far away. Because of that hobby I have a real interest in software devined radios, or SDRs. If I can find anything that will help me or others to track down these stations using linux Mint, I will post the information here.
Last updated 4/27/2020