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    About leaving Windows behind this video should help you out. This is Linux Mint 19 (Cinnamon), the video shows just how similar it is to Windows and how easy it is to migrate to Linux, how modern, stable and user friendly Linux Mint is.
    Note: the video narrator goes into more depth towards the end of the video using simple commands in Terminal to make some changes, despite his claim that you will have to occasionally use Terminal none of that is necessary unless you want to learn it. He's just an example of how techies forget what it's like to be a non-techie.......

     
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    It's minty-fresh!

    (To cover up the hacking up of tarballs)

    I'm just kidding people. It's a stable and very user-friendly OS. For all I know, could be the easiest one to go to if you want to ditch Windows.

    Me, I'm a nerd, and it's too simple for me. I've been entrenched in the more terminal stuff for a while now.

    I started with Ubuntu, which is quite Mint-y actually.
     
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    Windows is still the way for gaming. Linux just has too many issues.

    I actually have other problems with Linux Mint, too. There are sometimes browser issues as well as video playback problems. I haven't tried Mint 19, though.

    Of course, being free helps offset that. :)
     
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    Which desktop do you recommend? Picking your desktop in Linux is very important. It pretty much is the whole experience.
     
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    For internet browsing and email and stuff? I'd highly recommend Linux. It's very secure. You can harden your kernel fairly easily and other assorted tricks to make it even moreso if you so choose.

    Not much need to worry about browser-jacker sites either. They just don't work on Linux.

    Pop-Ups on Linux? Pfft. Lemme knock on this here desk, never had any.
     
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    I use Kubuntu, it's more configurable besides I like the Plasma Application Dashboard over the traditional "Start" Menu. I also use Terminal more for certain things like update/upgrade, it's faster than using the graphical interface.
     
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    If you use ever Chrome or Chromium you need Peppermint Flash to watch videos. It's in the Software Repository. I've never had browser or playback issues with any browser I've used except with Chromium and certain sites (Amazon Video, Comcast)
     
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    The Firefox I use on Mint occasionally has issues. And VLC doesn't always work well in Mint for me. I believe both use different versions in Mint than in Windows, although I'm not 100% sure of that.
     
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    VLC is very, very, very sensitive meaning your CDs/DVDs need to be super clean. Warm water and dish soap, rinse the disc first than using your fingers rub the disc with soap to get off stubborn grime.
     

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