I have been an avid Windows user for almost 20 years. I had dabbled with the Mac OS before but found that type of environment not suited for me. So you can say I've had my fair share of dissapointments and frustrations with Microsoft over the years, regarding driver issues and getting programs to install correctly. Well, everything is about to change ...
After reading up on the features of Windows 8 and seeing it run on a friend's computer (don't like the Metro UI at all which fits perfectly for phones and tablets though), I'm seriously dissapointed in Microsoft's newest OS. STRIKE ONE! Then I come across some information that the SmartScreen system is implemented fully into Windows 8 (which tells Microsoft about every program you install and run, as well as every website you visit and records every file you download). I don't like that all! STRIKE TWO! Even though SmartScreen is only available in IE, I read somewhere that Microsoft might implement the feature into Windows 7 with the next service pack. If this is true, then STRIKE THREE!
So the only other option I have for an OS ... Linux! I had an old computer that I used to install and test out several distributions. After trying them out, my favorite is Linux Mint. What I like about Linux in general is that I can forget about viruses (it can protect my computer more securely than Windows), I don't have to worry about fragmented disks or incorrect drivers, I can update all my software with a single click, and I can fully customize the desktop to my liking. But the best thing about Linux is that the OS, applications and most, if not all, the games are completely free!
This means that the main OS on my computer will now be Linux. I'll still leave Windows 7 installed for my games only (until Steam has their client up and running in Linux then it's BYE BYE MICROSOFT) so a dual boot will be the option I'll go with.
I"M NOW A LINUX USER FOR LIFE!
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