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02 Feb 2016   #21
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clasof56 View Post
been reading posts....heres my take: keep win7 and set up a dual boot with linux mint. yeah, i know, linux, bah, humbug... but heres my experience...i love win7 and love my privacy so just dont like the path microsoft is going down. so i downloaded linux mint, burned it and installed it as a dual boot with win7. been slowly playing with it...i use Palemoon browser as i didnt like the ugly interface of the new firefox. palemoon works perfectly in linux mint. and i have it set up to look exactly like windows. it is faster in linux as most things are. but i think the cool thing with linux is that while you are in it, you can go to the files and folders you have in windows easily...open them or copy them...so easy. linux has come a long way and its just as fast and just as easy as windows...just takes a little learning. if you have a question all you do is google it and you have your answer right now. my email works the same, my movie and tv downloads work the same. my stock market stuff works the same..so i will be keeping win7 and playing with and learning linux. i keep my windows updates just turned off..and always run windows sandboxed. i do a macrium backup once a week (5min) and keep three images of it....i am online 7-8 hours a day and do everything and go everywhere...and never have any problems. i am not a nerd and am 72. i still value my privacy but so many younger people just dont think that it matters... good luck to all

Yeah, i love Linux mint as well , very easy and fast . It's a very different generation today and giving as much information about yourself as possible to total strangers is the popular thing to do lol, i think it's nuts myself.


PS: You don't give off a "nerd" like vibe to me so i would have to agree you are definitely not "nerd" material . Thats a good thing imo but some chicks are drawn to "nerds" , it's been scientifically proven , mind boggling i know , i just don't understand it .


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03 Feb 2016   #22
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Another excellent Linux system that is user-friendly and very similar to W7 is Zorin. It has the advantage of being newer. I have heard people call Mint a bit dated. Personally I like and use both, but prefer Zorin. It just works.
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03 Feb 2016   #23
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Another excellent Linux system that is user-friendly and very similar to W7 is Zorin. It has the advantage of being newer. I have heard people call Mint a bit dated. Personally I like and use both, but prefer Zorin. It just works.

Did not know this , thank you Sir.

In your opinion is Linux more popular than Ubuntu?
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03 Feb 2016   #24
plodr

Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers)
 
 

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is Linux more popular than Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is a "flavor" of linux. So your question would be like asking is Ford more popular than cars.

I've been using LXLE Desktop and like it very much. (it's good on older hardware. I have a 7" eeepc from 2007 with a 4GB, yes that is 4GB hard drive!) I can't install any new linux so I run distros live with persistence from a stick. What makes this netbook great is that it is easy to travel with. I have movies stored on an sd card in the slot so if I don't have free wifi, I can watch movies or read a book on the device.
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03 Feb 2016   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Most Linux distros are Ubuntu derivatives. So there is a bit of Ubuntu in every house. I personally like Mint Mate - and it is not dated at all. But Zorin is nice for people who do not want to make too many extra settings.
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03 Feb 2016   #26
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you gentlemen .
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03 Feb 2016   #27
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Here is a good list but some are defunct and some are just rescue disk. Doesn't included Zorin though

List of Linux distributions
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03 Feb 2016   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, that list is too generic.
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03 Feb 2016   #29
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Many people feel that Ubuntu is getting to be too much like Microsoft, in that it tracks you. You can install a different desktop environment, like Cinnamon, and the tracking supposedly goes away. But the Unity DE that is the Ubuntu default definitely tracks you.

In my opinion, Zorin is leaner than Mint, which is why it seems to work better, at least on my computer. But Mint is way more popular, second only to Ubuntu in the Linux world. The Zorin forum is small, but the responses are quick. and as has been said, all three of these OS's are so similar that what you read on one forum almost always applies to the others.
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03 Feb 2016   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are right on Zorin. I had the same experience. And the people on the Zorin forum are charming.

Anf pfff for the unity desktop. Who wants that.
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