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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

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    Hi Paul
    Advice please.
    Is it also possible to change to Linux from a MAC laptop.
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    You should be able to install Linux on a Mac laptop. I had no problem booting to the Live version of Mint on a USB stick. But you may hate the absense of a Right Click button on the Mac.

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    Windows 10 Keeps Getting Worse

    Chris Titus Tech Published on Jul 6, 2019

    In this video, I go over what has happened to Windows 10 over the past couple years and why it keeps getting worse.
    • -Post [update] 1803 there is no registry backup
    • - Microsoft recently confirmed they did this to save space
    • -More Bloat on startup
    • - Candy Crush
    • -Forced Microsoft Accounts, They made offline accounts harder and more cumbersome to create
    • -Less Polish on each update, with some updates deleting files and blue screening computers
    • -Even more forced updates

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    I've been exclusively running GNU/Linux for over 20 years straight now ─ from before I even had an internet connection at my home.

    I am currently running Manjaro as my distribution. It's a curated rolling-release distribution based upon Arch Linux, which means that once you've installed it, you never have to reinstall it again, because every update process brings the system on par with the latest release. At the same time ─ and this is why it's a curated rolling-release distribution, unlike with Arch proper ─ updates are only pushed out after everything has been thoroughly tested, so as to minimize the amount of bugs.

    Manjaro comes in four official flavors:
    • Manjaro Xfce
    • Manjaro KDE
    • Manjaro GNOME
    • Manjaro Architect
    The Architect version is a command-line-driven network installer, whereby you start off in a very minimal command-line environment, and then you install software out of the repositories, straight over the internet. It's intended to give you greater control over what software you wish to install and what not.

    There are also several community releases, with the following desktop environments and/or window managers:
    • Manjaro Cinnamon
    • Manjaro LXDE/LXQT
    • Manjaro Deepin
    • Manjaro Budgie
    • Manjaro i3
    Myself, I am using KDE Plasma 5 as my desktop environment, but heavily tweaked and themed. Below are a couple of screenshots.

















    Last edited by Aragorn; 8th July 2019 at 18:19. Reason: added the "Cinnamon" flavor

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    Linux will be upgrading soon.
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    i love Manjaro Architect Installation to install minimal version and never look back since, i used Ubuntu based or Original Linux but too bloated where alot of application i never touch...On my HDD right now have few Manjaro for different purposes like Manjaro KDE for web surfing, Manjaro Cinnamon for word processing/offices, Mint XFCE but soon will be Manjaro XFCE for personal stuff like Banks, paypal, ebay..ect.

    Manjaro might not for everyone because of bleeding edge, Manjaro went blank screen once after update so i create new VM and transfer all the data from old VM's.
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    Manjaro might not for everyone because of bleeding edge, Manjaro went blank screen once after update so i create new VM and transfer all the data from old VM's.
    Manjaro Stable isn't really "bleeding edge" ─ more like "cutting edge". Arch Stable is "bleeding edge", but it corresponds to Manjaro Unstable, and for software to become adopted into Manjaro Stable, it must first pass though Manjaro Testing, where it will be evaluated and patched if necessary, and only after about two to three weeks of testing will it trickle down into Manjaro Stable.

    The Manjaro community is also great.

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    To upgrade Mint click on edit and scroll down from there.
    I did-- took about fifteen minutes and no need to reboot.
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    How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina



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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    I am running Linux Cinnamon on a backup laptop.

    Is there a significant difference between Cinnamon and Mint?

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    I am running Linux Cinnamon on a backup laptop.

    Is there a significant difference between Cinnamon and Mint?
    Cinnamon is just the version of Linux Mint
    The upgrade is named Tara.
    There is no need to upgrade Ron is your happy with the version you are running.
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    Linux Mint 19.2 Final Release

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    Linux Mint 19.2 Final Release

    19.2 is the final release? Why is it being discontinued?

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    Quote Posted by Ron Mauer Sr (here)
    I am running Linux Cinnamon on a backup laptop.

    Is there a significant difference between Cinnamon and Mint?
    Mint is the name of that GNU/Linux distribution. Cinnamon is one of several desktop environments you can use.

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    Linux Mint 19.2 Final Release

    19.2 is the final release? Why is it being discontinued?
    It's not. It is however the newest release.

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    Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" Review (Cinnamon Edition)


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    i'm so happy that i make the move..i'm trying to install application on Windows VM and came up some sort of missing files and error., this remind me why i leave first place and become Linux Users.

    some Windows Application also install Norton or some other crap...F you Microsoft and f you Schools only teaching students using windows.

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    I use Ubuntu Mate on 2 of my laptops to connect with the internet and Windows XP on my 2 offline computers. There is an older version of Libre Office, GIMP, and other media tools that runs fine on XP. Otherwise, I have tried later Windows versions, but didn't like them, XP is light nimble enough for my offline tasks and Ubuntu Mate is great for the rest online.
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