dpringle DGP
Cinnamon Edition
2018-11-24 15:10:24

I am a long-time computer user, but not an expert. I worked on mainframes for years, then on a BBC Micros (anyone remember them?) for several more years, before enjoying a love-hate relationship, without much love,  with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP and finally Vista for a short period before going back to XP. I eventually got fed up fixing my PC every time Microsoft sent me a security fix, so I began dabbling with Linux beginning with SuSE, moving onto Red Hat / Fedora and then eventually Ubuntu. I was very happy with Ubuntu for several years until they introduced the Unity desktop and also made it increasingly awkward to do anything as root. I stuck it out for a bit on the assumption that I was just a ludite and would eventually get used to it,  but I eventually got so frustrated that I decided to give Linux Mint a try. I love Mint for the simple reason that , as a desktop/laptop user, everything works exactly the way you would expect. I also dabble with Kali Linux (which has a Gnome 2 desktop), but Linux Mint just seems so much more user-friendly and intuitive for what i do.

Title Score
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Hardware devices
Device Release
Vostro 1320
Dell 2x Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz W/Mobile Intel PM45 Express, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Precision M6300
Dell Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20Ghz x 2 / Intel 965GM, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
"The applet can be easily overlooked at first and does not always appear. Double clicking, rather than single clicking, the Menu shortcut produces more consistent results. Drives can only be unmounted from the applet, not from Nemo. Once you get over these little quirks, the program works great."