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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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    Chris
    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.

















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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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    https://www.linuxmint.com/start/tessa/
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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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    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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    The latest version of Linux will be out later this month.
    Considering all that is coming out about Windows Mr Gates I think this is a good time to leave Windows behind.
    I have been using Linux for many years and I prefer it to Windows any day.
    Its simple and the files are so easy to find.
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    Linux Mint 20 has been approved and wow is it a distro. It gives us the same Linux Mint feeling, restored the traditional panel, gave us Snap and Chromium documentation, and another smooth transition.


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    Interesting thread, as a Linux freak I feel committed to write here..

    I start using Linux in the beginning of 1999, after decided to get rid of the infamous Win98, even though I kept using Win98 in my work that time, but I remember getting home after work very excited to play and learn more from the new installed Slackware (yes, that was my first Linux), since then I had used countless different Linux distributions for many different purposes like Trisquel, Knoppix, Gentoo (this is the most difficult and complex Linux I ever touched) and Tails more recently, even OpenBSD and FreeBSD, they are great UNIX operating systems, not very user friendly (I would not recommend for Desktop users, but it was years ago, probably they have KDE or Gnome to make life easy ;D ). For the last 2 years or so I am using Manjaro Linux with i3 as a desktop environment, I am happy with Manjaro just to say, before Manjaro it was using Gentoo, Arch, Fedora, and Debian.
    Today I have 3 favorites distribution:
    - for desktop: Manjaro and Debian (both are really great, with i3 or openbox or awesome -- My hardware has low ram, KDE or Gnome sink my boat pretty fast)
    - for server: Debian and Centos

    Debian still slightly my favorite one, but I want try soon: Parrot (people said it is a bloated Linux, I have to see by myself), BlackArch (some say it is another Kali Linux, also have to see by myself) and Qubes (heard good things about this one).

    I have also a windows 10 desktop installed that I use in my work with specific programs installed that will not run/emulate with Wine on Manjaro or any other Linux, I do not have much to comment about windows, I use it 3 or 4 times a year for a few minutes to validate files from work and that's all I do with windows.

    Almost forgot, I used Ubuntu with Gnome a few times at work, it is very user friendly, perhaps the most easy Linux to use, I do recommend for those coming from Windows.
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    For the last 2 years or so I am using Manjaro Linux with i3 as a desktop environment, I am happy with Manjaro just to say, before Manjaro it was using Gentoo, Arch, Fedora, and Debian.
    Fellow Manjaroo here, with the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

    I'm also a very active TL3 at the Manjaro forum, under my original screen name, Aragorn. If you happen to drop in there and you come across the avatar below, that'll be me.

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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    Mint lacked stability. I settled on Debian Cinnamon several years ago. I like Fedora Cinnamon but, like Arch, is too much its own universe, fewer apps. Love the stability of Debian with the ability install anything that runs on Ubuntu or Mint. Also, I have no problem running a clover triple boot (macOS, win10, Debian) with Debian, but couldn't do it with Fedora, which wanted the whole hard drive for itself.

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