I have been using Windows for almost 10 years. I have used many version of Windows OS by now. However, I was not very pleased with the latest Windows 10 due to tracking, advertising, constant updates, crashes, etc. So, I installed a Linux distro and right after the install, I am totally hooked to it.
The experience was quite pleasant (which I didn’t expect). I have in the past used Ubuntu and some other distros but it was quite a difficult process back then to install any Linux distro. Things are totally different now, and I think it is a perfect time to move to Linux Os.
Why I Preferred Linux Mint Over Many other Linux Distros?
A few things which I find interesting about Linux Mint:
- It is one of the most popular Linux distros according to Distrowatch.
- Linux Mint is totally free just like many other Linux distros. However, if you like it, please consider a donation to the Linux Mint development team.
- Reviewers of Linux distros suggested Linux Mint over other Linux distributions because it is easier to use especially for users switching from Windows to Linux.
These were the few things that I read online and I thought why not give it a try. What worst could happen?
Switching from Windows 10 to Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
I picked up my old laptop ‘ASUS X555UA’ and install it right away.
The installation procedure was faster and in every way far better than any Windows OS that I have used.
To be honest with you, when I was about to install the Linux Mint, I thought it would take a couple of hours.
However, Linux Mint installation was one of the easiest OS installation process I have experienced. Wow, just clicking 2–3 times and the installation was finished.
The first thing that I noticed about Linux Mint, it wasn’t as ugly as I was expecting it to be. I have used Ubuntu Linux 5–6 years ago, so you can probably relate to my expectations.
Every hardware driver was already installed by the Linux Mint installation process. So, I didn’t even have to install drivers or anything. I plugged my external mouse, keyboard, and monitor and everything is detected by the OS without a single issue. Wow, to be honest with you, it is much superior experience than Windows.
I installed Chromium browser, updated a few software and I started using it. It’s been almost a week and I haven’t touched my Windows laptop.
I would recommend Linux Mint to anyone who is fed up with spyware, viruses, and crashes. This Linux distro is particularly very user-friendly for Windows users. However, if you are an advanced Linux user, your opinion might be different. Give it a try, and let me know how do you find it in the comments below.