The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147774   Message #3431837
Posted By: Tootler
06-Nov-12 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
Subject: RE: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
I tend to work on my Linux laptop instead of the desktop machine. Free OS, free software, smaller, faster, prettier and more secure than Win. I use my machine for web design, sound and video editing, vector and bitmap graphic design, playing DVDs, Skype... Linux has free applications that do all that and more.

Absolutely.

I use Linux Mint. I've put it on my Wife's machine to replace Vista because I was fed up of trying to keep it going. She was not happy, especially as, in spite of my efforts, I lost a lot of her contacts and bookmarks. In Linux you simply backup the browser profile and everything is there. When you update the OS or get a new computer you simply copy the backed up profile into the profile folder and all your data is there.

Not the case with Windows. The user data does not seem to be stored in the profile but elsewhere. Crazy!