It’s been more than 6 months since this post and I’ve learned a bit more so an update is needed. Linux Mint 17.3 is a Linux distro which is built upon the foundation described below called Ubuntu.
The coders kept everything that was working well with Ubuntu and, in my opinion, have created the most user friendly for the non-geek Linux distro yet.
The timing is right too as I read the headlines and see this mass assault by Microsoft, forcing people to upgrade.
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Tired of doing Windows? – Ubuntu may be your answer
As them smart folks at Microsoft cue up the band for our next dance through upgrade hell, I know a lot of people are fed up. Heck, a lot of people were fed up when them smart folks decided we didn’t need Windows XP anymore. I found more than 3 dozen towers tossed away by people who felt forced to upgrade.
If any of them people had been using a Linux-based operating system (OS) they could still be using those computers today with up to date security and powerful software being created for them everyday. The majority of people who created Linux, maintain it and develop for it, do this for fun.
Think about that 🙂
I’ve been tinkering with a Linux-based OS called Ubuntu for several months now. Linux itself is in the background now, running the servers that hold all the web pages you view, managing your email, etc. It’s not a new fad.
Ubuntu offers a free download of their OS with step-by-step instructions on how to install it beside whatever you are using now or run from a USB memory stick. This OS uses the CPU & RAM differently than Windows, more efficiently. To you it may seem like a new computer once you are acquainted with the buttons.
For the self-taught and the curious, the Ubuntu community is generous with information, friendly and geared towards keeping everything as free as possible. The pros make their money when somebody needs something special created. For business people this translates into 1,000s of coders world-wide ready and able to make a vision come to life.
I have successfully installed this on varied towers that were running XP, VISTA and Windows 7 with very few problems.
For further reading visit http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
Try the online tour › http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/