Originally from Florida, I've been in Hawaii since 1993, and have recently installed Mint Linux 15 on my work Dell Latitude E6400 XFR. I'm really enjoying Linux Mint. I originally loaded Fedora Core 19, but was not too enthused by Gnome 3.0 - I cut my teeth with Red Hat Linux 5.0 and used it up until Fedora Core 3, then got a Mac
I really don't like Windows, although using it does pay the bills. When I got this toughbook (I can't call it a laptop - it's 10 pounds
), I was given the freedom to install the OS of my choice, so of course I chose Linux. The next question, then, was the distro to load. I tried out several different distros, but kept coming back to LInux Mint, but even there, I had to choose between Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, and XFCE. Choices, choices. I tried out each one, but chose to stick with KDE. I have a rather stable system now, with the exception that I can't get vmplayer to install 64-bit Windows 7. I have to use that to control my virtual machines, but could also use Windows XP. I just don't understand why I can not install a 64-bit OS in a virtual machine on a box with a 64-bit CPU running a 64-bit OS itself. Oh well, I'll eventually figure this out. Other than that, Linux Mint is running like a dream! I really like it, much better even than Red Hat and Fedora Core!