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Old 11-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
More packages installed means more crap running no matter how you slice it.
Absolutely incorrect. This is not Windows, not every application (in fact almost no applications) have an auto-update back end widget always running keeping tabs on things. Unless you're installing a service, no service will be starting up at runtime as a result of installing that package.
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Smile update two months later

Linux Mint works - effortlessly.

For my needs, Windows-7 and Linux Mint seem pretty much equally easy to use.
I've not encountered any hurdles in any of the systems.
Absolutely everything has worked automatically.

Dual boot has been used chiefly to access services (including my internet bank) with an identification system that is said to be possible to get to work under *nix too, although it requires a totally fresh start up - including a visit in person at the issuing bank's office.
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That is awesome. Thank you for the update. I thought you were going to be back here bashing on Linux Mint for this or that, but it is good to know that is not the case.

Enjoy and best luck on all your activities.


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