reply to post by infoseeker26754
Here are some snap shops from Linux Mint
and another -
You can go to www.linuxmint.com...
and download Linux for free. Then, if you're using windows, you can press "F2 or F11" to bring
up the "System Restore" mode - right at start up, F2 F2 F2 F2 F2, or F11, F11, F11 a quick google search of your computer model will tell you.
So you download Linux Mint. You put it on a USB stick. 2 gigs is plenty. $6 at walmart and almost everyone has them now. Or - you can burn it
"old school CD" etc etc
Then you completely erase your hard drive. You "partion it" - so it's blank, zero - nothing.
When you plug in the USB stick, after you downloaded it and after you 'CLEARED YOUR COMPUTER' so it's NOTHING - not DATA what so-ever -
You plug in the USB stick - boot up - and it'll ask you "Do you wish to boot from USB?"
Then you install Linux Mint 16.
It's up to you if you want PETRA or CINNAMON. Cinnamon looks prettier, yet PETRA works great for those who don't have much RAM.
I'd go with Petra. If you have 4gigs of RAM, and you're running PETRA, it's light and day compared to Win 7/8 or OSx - It is SUPER SUPER SUPER
It comes loaded with all the software, and www.linuxmint.com...
has even more indepth instructions if you want to print them
out/write them down just to be "on the safe side"
You will never look back. No body is tracking you. No body is selling your info.
It is the best operating system.