How is everybody?
I've switched my main operating system from Windows 7 to Linux Mint and I'm very happy with it. I tried Linux a few years ago and found that it just wasn't enough to satisfy what I was doing at the time. Today, I keep my Windows 7 strictly for games and recording music. If I wasn't a gamer or a musician, I'm not sure I'd need Windows 7 at all. The open-source programs that were provided with Mint are quite good and do exactly what I need to do. It loads quite quickly, updating is easy, and there is support everywhere if I have any questions.
One of my first issues was solving the unknown filesystem grub rescue> thing. I had to use a live CD and chroot to get that fixed - but it was easy to find how to do it by just searching google.
Anyway, I'm really enjoying Mint, and I don't foresee any changes being made or any reason to go back to Windows for proprietary software. But, until Linux can do gaming and music recording, I'll have to keep Windows around for that.
Thanks, guys. Have a good one!