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comment by tacocat

I used Mint until Windows 10 fucked it up. I never had any problems and preferred it to Windows 8. But I prefer chlyamidia to Windows.

user-inactivated  ·  1294 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I haven't had a Windows box since XP. Seeing as how I don't use computers for anything fancy, I don't really miss it. Well, SD card, printer, and scanner capabilities without a hassle might be nice. Other than that though, I don't really miss it.

What distro are you using and how do you like it?

tacocat  ·  1294 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Windows 10 update borked my Linux partition. I was excited to install a new multi million dollar OS over a volunteer one but I shouldn't have been. I was using some version of Mint for everything except scanning, including GIMP for image editing. I liked it just fine for web browsing but that's about it. Settings were at least less stupid than Windows.

I've been a Mac user since OS 9 but got scared my 2008 Macbook would shit the bed so I bought a cheap Dell cause that was what I could afford this go round. If someone wants to trade a recent Macbook of some kind for paintings, sculptures and a cheap Dell I can make that happen.

user-inactivated  ·  1294 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's funny, you're the second person I've heard who has said a Windows 10 upgrade has borked their partition. I wonder if that's by some poor design on Microsoft's part.

Have you tried Elementary OS at all? I don't know if it had all of the features Apple OS, but at the very least it clones the GUI.

tacocat  ·  1294 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have no idea what Windows did or how to fix it but I'll keep that OS in mind when I try to fix this shit storm. But I lost important files so recovery is the main concern

deanSolecki  ·  1293 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just swapped ubuntu for fedora on my macbook air and the setup for that was super, super easy. With ubuntu I needed refind, but fedora shows up right in the OSX bootloader. On my desktop I use separate drives so I don't know how fedora plays with Win 10, but I think it is also pretty easy.

If you want easy install the big distros are probably your best bet. A live usb might help you with fix/recovery as well, including looking at the partitions and seeing what's going on (fedora's install has pretty straightforward tools for this.)