So, I have had Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon desktop on my netbook instead of Windows 7 for awhile. First, let me being with telling you the specs of my netbook.
My netbook is an Acer Aspire One D255E with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. It came pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter, and I upgraded it to Windows 7 Home Premium. With Windows 7, I always had to format the computer back to factory settings to get it to run properly. I always had a slow computer, as anyone with a netbook running Windows 7 will find out. I then decided to install Windows XP, since XP is a smaller OS and better suited for netbooks. Windows XP ran better then Windows 7, but I wanted a bigger improvement.
I’ve been familiar with Linux operating systems for awhile now. My first experience was with Ubuntu, like most new users. Also, like most new users from Windows, I wasn’t a huge fan of doing this differently. I decided not to use Linux for a long time, almost 2 years. But, I decided to take a Linux Administration class at my college, and I have became a huge fan of Linux. I decided to give Ubuntu a try again, and was glad I did. I then wanted to know more, so I went to DistroWatch for the first time, and found a distro that seemed interesting. I then researched it on YouTube, and knew I had to try it, and that is how we got here.
Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon desktop runs like a dream on my netbook. I am on it right now, and can actually run Tumblr on it, where I couldn’t before. I am using the Firefox web browser, while also having Google Chrome installed. I also have Wine installed, but no major Windows programs yet. I plan on installing Microsoft Office 2010 Professional. (Yes, I know how to do it. Video to come when I do it.)
I quite enjoy Linux Mint, and will be updating when needed. :)
Thanks for reading!