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Old 09-08-2019, 05:58 AM
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I use Mint because it is very Windows "ish". That's why people who use it don't want to go back to Windows. Because it is Linux, you can not run DOS programs. It's worth looking for a Linux version of the program you run
Is there any way to try Mint from an external hard drive on a Windows10 laptop?
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Default Mint from an external hard drive on a Windows10 laptop?

Many Linux distributions have what is called a "Live Disc", meaning that you can run it directly from an optical disk or USB drive without touching your hard drive.

I've seen problems with Mint Cinnamon. If you want to try Mint, try Mint Mate or Mint LXDE instead.

Other alternatives are Lubuntu and LXLE. I'm really liking LXLE on older equipment now. All of these are derivatives of Ubuntu and relatively easy for new users.

[experience: 20 years administrating various Unix flavors]
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I use Mint because it is very Windows "ish". That's why people who use it don't want to go back to Windows. Because it is Linux, you can not run DOS programs. It's worth looking for a Linux version of the program you run
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Looks like there is a version of DosBox for Linux, so my old program should run within that
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:16 AM
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Many Linux distributions have what is called a "Live Disc", meaning that you can run it directly from an optical disk or USB drive without touching your hard drive.

I've seen problems with Mint Cinnamon. If you want to try Mint, try Mint Mate or Mint LXDE instead.

Other alternatives are Lubuntu and LXLE. I'm really liking LXLE on older equipment now. All of these are derivatives of Ubuntu and relatively easy for new users.

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What kind of problems have you found with Cinnamon? I've been using for about a year and haven't found any problems yet.
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Very random freeze ups mainly during video playback. Nothing I can reproduce. The systems involved are all relatives who took my word on the stability of Linux. I did a lot of googling and found some issues with cinnamon, but someone's always gonna have problems with anything. I suspect their problems are with old video drivers for their old hardware. Just my bad luck with these people and their old systems.
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