Hey, Lamar! Good to "hear" from you. :)
On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 9:44 AM, Lamar Owen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Wow!! $80? For THAT much, it should be 100% Windows compatible, out-of-the-box! :o (IOW, drop the DVD in, install, and use it JUST LIKE WINDOWS!)
There is a variant called Freespire that doesn't include some of the integration that Linspire does.
While this looks interesting, so far, I'm finding that Linux Mint already includes MOST of what the PAID version of Linspire does! (For free!) :)
>I wish I could help you further, but I'm Linux-native and very accustomed to doing
>most management from the shell (I was using a Unix-like shell when Windows was
>still in diapers.. uh, was at version 2.0),
A Star Trek reference!! :D I LOVE IT!!! :D LOL!!! (Of course, Scotty has been my FAVORITE Trek character since the EARLY 70's when I first discovered the show!)
Since it doesn't matter to me if my Linux looks and feels like Windows, I tend to just use whatever I'm using on the servers I admin, and that currently is CentOS 7. But since it does matter to you and others, I did a quick look and found a couple of Linux distributions that look like they mimic Windows really closely. Check out Zorin OS ( www.zorinos.com ) and Chalet OS ( https://sites.google.com/site/
Cool, I'll check those out, too. :)
According to Distrowatch, Zorin is 12'th. Mint is first. So far, I like Mint quite a bit... I just need to find the right means by which to modify it, to make it as Windows-like as possible. So far, I have Mint installed on 3 machines, two of my own at home, and on a swappable HD on one here. I'm tinkering with the MATE desktop, so far.
BTW, I'm the only one here with *ANY* Linux experience. Everyone else is 100% Windows, so it's imperative to get it as "Windows-familiar" as possible. Most are only "user-level" computer literate. Anything beyond the basic use of their existing apps and drag/drop, they call me. ;)
Looks like I have many more posts to read! :)