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On Jan. 14, 2020, Windows 7's free support ride ends. According to the Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP), 20% of you are still running Windows 7. I get it. Windows 7 works. But Windows 7 is close to dead. It's time for a change. Linux Mint, an exceptional open-source desktop, might be right for you.
More at this article from CNET.
I use Linux Mint on my travel computer, a little $100 refurbished IBM clone. My only complaint about it is that it doesn't automatically update, and if I didn't have a friend that could do it for me, it wouldn't get done. Also, switching an operating system is not a DIY activity for the vast majority of computer users. Otherwise, I love it.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
Windows versions aren't dead for me just because MS stops supporting them. I don't upgrade until software I want won't run on it or something serious breaks. I only got 7 because my new (at the time) computer came with it installed.
I am surprised that MINT doesn't upgrade itself. I think there are other versions that do. :-)
Linux Mint is also my Linux distro of choice for MS Windows converts Jayne. Besides all of the advantages that a true Linux enthusiast will point out it comes with a good selection of software applications already installed and the gui interface is similar enough to MS Windows that it is easy to master.
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