GreenCandy wrote:The main thing i use my PC for >
1 > the internet
2 > gaming
3 > music & films
Ive had Mint installed for about 3 weeks now n the only thing that i can guarentee is that when i come home in the evening i can bet my arse that im gonna be spending a lot of time seraching the net trying to figure out what the hell im doing, rather than using my time productivly.
alizee wrote:I must agree with the assessment of the initial poster, taken the two following points into account :
1. Windows 7 is a great OS. We cannot say that much of Xp, Vista, or even W8, but to my mind, yes, Windows 7 is running smoothly, is user friendly, and works out of the box - of course*.
*Yes, it does. Myth of Windows being unreliable are totally outdated. I've bee using W7 on my 900$ laptop for the last two years, and I NEVER experienced any real problem or need to reinstall my system. And I use it everyday for programming, surfing, playing games, multimedia, movie projection on big screens...
Jonathan Spearman wrote:Windows was created to be a idiot proof OS, These are the words of Bill Gates himself. Therefore you don't get choices as to the inner workin
graeme wrote:Jonathan Spearman wrote:Windows was created to be a idiot proof OS, These are the words of Bill Gates himself. Therefore you don't get choices as to the inner workin
In my experience Linux is a lot more idiot proof than WIndows. People who regularly mess up or break Windows do better with Linux, with an appropriate set up. I would say Ubuntu with Unity is the best for that type of user: the very lack of choice that sends some people to Mint/Cinnamon makes Unity hard to mess up.
eanfrid wrote:Linux and free software are all about "do it yourself". If you don't want to learn and build your "home" with parts you choose and let down parts that you don't want, then buy an all-in-one/one-for-all pre-made OS. Linux is not an exact and free (gratis) Windows replacement and will never be. It is an alternative OS based on another ideology.
Yep but whatever the distro is, you can freely add/remove/change many options and software including the DE that is shipped by default and your own customized OS will still be fully operational. Some distros focus on more details and more control and others do not. Your don't always want to have to build the hammer before using it to set up your home-made chairgraeme wrote:That depends on the distro. Use Ubuntu with Unity and all the default pre-installe software and Ubuntu one and it is a lot less do it yourself than Windows is. Use Arch and detail is do it yourself.
The great thing about Linux is that the variety of different distros make it all things to all people.