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Windows 7: On this auspicious eve of the great day...

28 Jul 2015   #1
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 
On this auspicious eve of the great day...

I have converted my main machine to Linux, and aside from work, I am largely done with Windows and Microsoft. This business about mandatory Win10 updates was the final straw. That hands control of my machine over to "keyloggin" MS, to do whatever it wishes until caught doing it. I have a responsibility not to agree to that. MS certainly has not earned my trust to any significant extent.

Yes, there is a tool to turn off the mandatory updates. But there is no guarantee it will work with Win10 RTM, and there is no guarantee MS will not intentionally break it at some time in the future. 12 years of product life is a long time.

After searching some two dozen distros, I am happy to have found LinuxLite. The interface is very much like Windows 7, and it performs wonderfully even on older or smaller hardware, enjoys widespread ubuntu support, is an aesthetic joy, and with WINE will run almost any Windows-based program. I put LL on three older units that were either performing badly with Windows or lacked the proper Windows license, and each time the result was little short of spectacular. The last friend I did this for was ecstatic.

As things went, as I was thinking about all this, my own computer lost its mind this morning. After a blue screen it literally forgot who it was, reverting back to its old Vista name from years ago, and developing all manner of low-level faults. It clearly was time for a reinstall, one way or the other.

After deliberating, I decided to move forward. "The other" won. I'm now running LinuxLite on my main tower, and it's smooth, solid and pretty. MS's highly suspect practices finally drove me off the fence.

Good luck to all, whatever your decision is.
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29 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

My nephew uses Linux lite too
Doesn't have any Windows os's
I like mint mate 17.1 more than lite but I can relate to the terms of use and wild privacy terms
I'll be passing on 10 too but 7 rocks
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29 Jul 2015   #3
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Awesome. I tried a couple dozen distros in VM before finding Lite. Mint/Mate is very good, and I almost parked there. But Lite really knocked my socks off. I'm finding a lot of things are much simpler on LL than W7, for instance getting pictures from my canon camera without special drivers or bloated firmware.
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29 Jul 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I didn't give Linux much thought until M$ recommended it to unbrick hdd's that win-10tp build 9879 had done :/
Our own buddy whs here at sevenforums has a tutorial on mint mate and that helped a bunch
But got a real look with my nephew's system

Not bad I do like mate better
I'm trimming and burning music now using Audacity and kb3
Really easy never could in windows with with Apple store files
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29 Jul 2015   #5
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

I'm pretty new at it myself, after a couple of false starts in previous years. But it's coming together very nicely this time, including the drivers. I think it's come of age.
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29 Jul 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well I was already testing win-10 so I just tested mint mate too
Testing is testing to me
Linux hasn't bricked any hdd's yet so it's already got a better test rating

Software manager is easy to use vlc media player/ gimp/ audacity/ kb3.... are all in there waiting to be downloaded
And wine for any windows programs you might have
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