One late evening in Japan, bored with not much to do, I decided to toy around with Linux. After testing out some things I thought were handy with a USB install I discovered: Linux is pretty cool. However, while the best one I found was Ubuntu, I was overtaken by its inability to do much out of the box. I am referring to its lack of simple codecs. Then (don't remember where) while searching for driver help, I was referred via google to Linux Mint. After finding Linux mint I installed it to the USB and at first was satisfied with it only being a persistent live USB, i felt "this is great, this deserves a permanent place on my computer". It offers a look that is like windows to early users and is very friendly to those "crossing over". ++ for this.
Well it got an ultimate place on my computer, as I accidental erased my entire hard drive installing it. OOPS
But while I do dual boot with windows 7, I find fewer things I chose Windows over Linux for.
・I love the "super" and scroll button. My goal now is to install it on all my older family's computers so they can see with ease.
・Ditto to the make all visible text bigger/bolder. I really should wear my glasses. Lol
・The "easy" download update button. At first it was daunting, but now its simpler than in windows. No more download, install, delete. Also, my parents no longer download scamware like "driver update softwares"
・Beautiful tools like multiple workstations and the animations going between them. I just discovered super and tab. AWESOME
・The most obvious aspects on my system performance
Of course there are an ever growing laundry list to the things that make Linux Mint the best, but those are a few of my reasons. I should add I have GNOME installed on the hardrive and run XFCE on my usb and everyday I'm learning new cool tricks with LM. If it were not for my webcam not being compatible and a program or two that doesnt run well/at all with wine, it would have the entire hard drive.
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