5 Reasons to Switch to Linux Mint

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If you are looking for an easy to use, low learning curve, compatible, reliable Linux based distribution – Linux Mint is the ultimate choice.

Ever considered that you are trapped in the vicious cycle of paying for Windows that came with OEM pre-installed in your desktop, laptop? Every five/six years you are forced to upgrade with a fee and most likely to ditch your laptop/desktop for a newer version of Windows.

Well, with Linux Mint version, you can say goodbye to those worries forever and save money. Here’s why Linux Mint is the ideal choice for everyone from beginners to advanced users, for those who is thinking to migrating from Windows.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Linux Mint

1. Free OS, Easy installation and updates

First and foremost, Linux Mint is obviously Linux and it is free and open source. You do not need to pay for downloads (although you might consider donating to the project). The installation is super easy for Linux Mint in your Laptop/Desktop. All you need to do is download the ISO image from official download page, write it as a bootable image in an USB stick then boot from it. An easy graphical installation manager will guide you through the installation process. After installation its just ready to use with all necessary pre-installed applications (such as Office Suite, PDF viewer browser, media player, screenshot tool, calculator etc).

Updating your system is also very easy in Linux Mint. Once the latest update is available, you will be prompted and you can follow the instructions for seamless update.

Linux Mint - Update Manager
Linux Mint – Update Manager

2. All Hardware supported

Linux Mint is based on latest Ubuntu LTS releases. And it comes with all latest hardware supports for almost all peripheral devices. All you need to do is plugin your device and it should detect automatically thanks to its pre-built drivers. All popular brands of Cameras, DSLR, mobile phones, keyboard, mouse, webcam, printers should just work fine.

If you need proprietary drivers, driver manager would prompt you to install based on your hardware. No more searching for drivers for your favorite device.

Linux Mint - Driver Manager
Linux Mint – Driver Manager

3. Very Fast and Secure OS

Linux Mint comes with three variants of desktop environments – Cinnamon, MATE and XFCE. These are merely names with different options. Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint is the most popular and if you are a first time user – considering to move from Windows – you should consider Cinnamon.

Despite whatever desktop environment you use, Linux Mint is very fast – super fast for all types of hardware whether it is new or old. You would not be worrying about Viruses or malwares as they would not work in Linux. Built in firewall helps you to protect from internet related attacks. No more paying again for OEM installed firewall protections in Windows.

Graphical Firewall Manager - Linux Mint
Graphical Firewall Manager – Linux Mint

4. Software Installation and Management

Linux Mint comes with a Software Manager graphical utility where you can search applications for your use. You can easily install and un-install application via click of a button from this utility in Linux Mint. This makes it super easy for the first time users in Linux world, eliminating the need to use terminal.

Linux Mint Software Manager
Linux Mint Software Manager

5. Ubuntu Based Distribution

Linux Mint is based on popular rock solid Ubuntu Linux distribution. It is typically supported for 4 years with security and other fixes. So you do not need to worry about the safety and security of your system anymore. You get periodical updates as it is available in Linux Mint branch directly pushed to your system and you can go ahead and install as in when needed.

If you want to try Linux Mint, go ahead and download latest Linux Mint Cinnamon, XFCE or MATE edition from below links. All downloads are available as torrent, direct ISO files.

You can try the Linux Mint via LIVE USB before you decide and install in your system. You can follow this guide on how to create LIVE USB.


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