BuyerBrown wrote:I see you used PCLinuxos - I would like ask, what about Linux Mint did you find to be even better?
Well, I know the PCLOS boys won't like this (there was a huge rumpus in their own forum a few months ago after a review by some fella on another web site where he made much the same points as I am making here) but Linux Mint is much more of an organic whole. It really is very
nicely put together, with excellent and very
professional branding and a superb, can't miss-installation process. The look, the feel ... It could easily be a fully paid-for OS!
PCLOS is a great, great
community effort, and the distro is as fast as KDE can be, up-to-date and stable, Texstar is a genius and the PCLOS forum is full of extremely knowledgeable and helpful people but PCLOS doesn't really have the same unified esthetic
vision as Linux Mint. Sorry!
This might not matter that much to many people in the Linux world, I know, but if you really are trying to be a substitute for Snow Leopard or Windows 7, i.e. for the non-Linux folks who want a modern, very easy but powerful OS, the Linux Mint way is
the way to go. Nobody has ever been scared of using our company desktops which is saying something around here where I live. I know a company here where the staff now are on another, very big Linux distribution, and they really refuse to use it and want to get back to their trusted, slow, buggy, pirated copies of Windows ...
Speedwise and functionwise, PCLOS and Linux Mint are on a par, except that I much
prefer GNOME to KDE, and PCLOS is primarily a KDE distribution. (Yes, you can choose GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, OpenBox, Enlightenment and others with PCLOS, too, in fact an almost unrivalled selection of DE's and Window Managers, but these do not constitute the main distribution, and the support available on the forums once you leave PCLOS KDE is not quite at the same detailed level, although it's still knowledgeable and friendly. And the unified vision is still not there, with all due respect.)
This is why I switched over to Linux Mint for work.
BuyerBrown wrote:Did you use to run Windows or Mac for your business, or has it always been Linux? if so what made you change?
I've used various versions of MacOS for many years when working elsewhere, and I've used everything from OS/2 to Win 3.11 to Win95 to XP to Win 7 in my private life until about 18 months ago. For my own business right now, Windows XP was used prior to my taking over. I strongly suspect that we're not talking about fully legit copies as is so common in many small businesses around the world so when I took over I moved everything over to Linux on principle. Bona fide, legit, much
, much faster and much
more stable. Goodbye viruses and malware. I haven't used Windows myself for over 18 months now ... *group hug*