pingu_dan wrote:F-Secure Anti-virus and Spybot S&D. Openoffice quick launch,Tiscalli software for broadband modem and Google desktop were the only things loaded at startup. Suspect there was something lurking in the registry from previously installed software (possibly Windows Desktop Search) that was causing an issue but have neither the time or the inclination to sort it out!
I heard google installed apps really slow down the system, excluding apps like picasa and google earth. All that Google desktop, google windows explorer toolbar and that other good widget sidebar are a load of rubbish bloatware.
Well I'm glad you have switched, thankyou for your effort into making Linux Mint a good solution for your computer.