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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 08:04 PM Sep 2019

I switched to Linux, and so far I like it. [View all]

1994 - 2008: Windows user. I left Windows because of a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the OS, culminating in my experience with Vista. I wanted an OS that would be less trouble, so I switched to Mac.

2008 - 2019: Mac user. I basically got tired of Apple making (in my opinion) over-priced and under-powered devices.

2019 - ? Linux user. I switched to Linux because the OS (Linux Mint) was free.

Only time will tell how long I stick to Linux, but so far, I like it. It almost feels like I'm having a flashback to 1994, learning how to use a computer.

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tried it verrrry briefly once but dont know how to code and incompatible software issues nt msongs Sep 2019 #1
as I understand, those issues are mostly in the past? stopdiggin Sep 2019 #7
You don't.... LPBBEAR Apr 2021 #14
Ive used Linux Mint or Peppermint Adelante Sep 2019 #2
We've been using Ubuntu x 10+ years. dixiegrrrrl Sep 2019 #3
Linux is perfectly fine, unless there's some software you need to run PoliticAverse Sep 2019 #4
doesn't WINE cover any Win software? (nt) stopdiggin Sep 2019 #8
Lots but not "any". n/t PoliticAverse Sep 2019 #9
The fault for that.... LPBBEAR Apr 2021 #13
Welcome aboard! Recursion Sep 2019 #5
It's the only thing I've used for many years. defacto7 Sep 2019 #6
Welcome to the free world. FigTree Oct 2020 #10
Love Linux, just upgraded to LM 19 and 20 bucolic_frolic Apr 2021 #11
Firefox LPBBEAR Apr 2021 #12
Thanks for the tips, will weave into my tweaks and see what happens! bucolic_frolic Apr 2021 #15
I've tried several solutions, still no startup music bucolic_frolic Apr 2021 #16
A question LPBBEAR Apr 2021 #17
I fixed it! bucolic_frolic Apr 2021 #18
Glad you were...... LPBBEAR Apr 2021 #19
My husband played with Linux Mint on one of our older PC's... NurseJackie Jun 2021 #20
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I put Zorin Linux on an old laptop Captain Zero Jan 2022 #22
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