- Jul 11, 2010
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Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 both 32bit and 64 bit download is now available for download Having said that I will hang fire for a couple of weeks before I install it.
Thanks for the heads up @bootneck02 .
I've tried using Mint quite a bit, primarily because of the Linux devotees on here. I still find using it more difficult than Windows for my needs, but I do like having a go every so often, just to see how it progresses. I still prefer Ubuntu overall, but I can see the benefits of Mint.
Familiarity and compatibility with software I use - nothing that prevents me using it, but I certainly find Windows much more productive for work. I imagine that if I had a different job (i.e. coder, developer) or more time, I would find using Linux quite fun as a desktop OS.What sort of difficulties ?
I usually download the ones up to 3 as 4 & 5 are rely for developers and I am certainly one of those, I know my place, so far I haven't had a problem, fingers crossed.
Ah right yes it does take time to learn different software. So do you need I am guessing some Windows specific stuff ?Familiarity and compatibility with software I use - nothing that prevents me using it, but I certainly find Windows much more productive for work. I imagine that if I had a different job (i.e. coder, developer) or more time, I would find using Linux quite fun as a desktop OS.
I use very light versions of Linux for small servers (I have a Linux print server and the NAS is Linux powered) and I like the fact that I can just SSH in and use terminal to control them.
Yeah, there are quite a few apps that are Windows only - I could run them via Wine, possibly - but even Office 2016 on Linux isn't straight forward. I wouldn't be able to use OO or other alternatives for the work, even though they're fine for most things.Ah right yes it does take time to learn different software. So do you need I am guessing some Windows specific stuff ?
I am not up on networking, can you not shh into a Windows set up then ? If not how on earth do they control them then. I am almost sure that you can shh into a gui environment with a linux set up too but most folk just use the terminal due to the lower overhead.
Hi and welcome to the forums.I think, that it is a nececcity for a computer specialist to use MS Windows. But Linux for me is a fun and thrilling activity. Another point is that apart from ssh there is VNC, which helps me a lot.
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