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I was a C programmer for 20 years, mostly on VMS, some of it on Unix but never actually Linux. Nowadays I'm more of a manager, but I still dabble in C# and PHP. Using Windows and Linux (Mint/Centos) at work. At home, I have several Macs, several Linux (Mint/Ubuntu/Microcore/Arch) machines and several Windows machines.

I did have a curly ginger beard in the early days (my hair isn't ginger!!).
 
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I bought a new/small laptop a few months ago with the intention of putting a clean Win 10 install on and dual booting with a distro. Ran a couple of distros as live systems for a while. Mainly Mint & Ubuntu. Ended up installing Mint 18 and after a few weeks removed the Win 10 partition, reinstalled Mint 18 on it's own and haven't looked back since.

In regard to Ben Hunt's comments about the Mint security issues. Those were with the forums I believe and not the distro itself.

Mint has been working fine for me from day one.
 
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I bought a new/small laptop a few months ago with the intention of putting a clean Win 10 install on and dual booting with a distro. Ran a couple of distros as live systems for a while. Mainly Mint & Ubuntu. Ended up installing Mint 18 and after a few weeks removed the Win 10 partition, reinstalled Mint 18 on it's own and haven't looked back since.

In regard to Ben Hunt's comments about the Mint security issues. Those were with the forums I believe and not the distro itself.

Mint has been working fine for me from day one.
The ISOs from the website were compromised: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994 . Hopefully security has been improved since then.
 
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Hampshire UK
I turned my back on windows after the pushy w10 notification, and don't really like w10.
Tbh my old w7 OS was a tad dodgy, as in having to skip the update to check legit copies.
They allowed pirated copies to go through the free upgrade, but in w10 you cannot choose which updates you want to install. Sneeky fecker.
So I made the switch to Ubuntu Mate and haven’t looked back. The whole terminal based UI appeals to my nerdy side.
I have since paid for an oem copy of w7 and have that on a duel boot, but I rarely use it.
On the dev side of things I went through a stage of learning android development, java and html. Nearly released an app but kind of hit a wall with a few tweaks I couldn't find the answer too. Was fun though.

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sorry guys had to go back to mint cinnamon....im just to used to it

but i lost my dual boot with windows option when i reinstalled it...grub customiser dont see it at all..anyways f8 on boot i can find it
 
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Adelaide, Australia
I've been using Ubuntu now for ~5 years and never look back...

Last month I got a new Laptop and was toying with the idea of keeping W10 as a dual boot. I made a rescue stick, but that experience was so horrible, that I just deleted it and made a clean install only with Linux...

Tried for the first time Mint (after U12) but didn't like it, so now running Mate and am quite happy with it. Needed a Kernel upgrade though for things to run smoothly and will upgrade to 16.1 at the end of the month when they release it
 
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