This computer had a Windows Update disaster some time ago so I gave up on Windows and used Linux Mint. After a time I thought I might go back to Windows and went through (as I thought) the drills to download Windows 10 and install it. All seemed to go OK until a load of Windows updates appeared (as they do) and – you guessed ! – back to square one. So I have once again returned to Linux Mint – this edition being known as “Ulyana”.
I am very pleased with it. It seems to have advanced quite a way even though I was keeping things up to date before. I find now that there are sufficient workable programmes available – not needing geeky install stuff with terminals and the like – that I haven’t as yet come across anything I used to do with Windows that I cannot now do with Linux. I append below Linux Mint’s own blurb from their “About” screen . . .
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people.
Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:
- It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
- It’s both free of cost and open source.
- It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
- Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
- It’s safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc).
Linux Mint can be found HERE