Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Released. In a word, Superb.


Linux Mint released its latest version(s) of it’s Desktop OS this morning. I’ve just installed Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. It took less than 10 minutes to fully install (with LibreOffice to boot), fully updated using the USB ISO. In a word, the new desktop is superb.

I use Windows 10 (1607/1703), Windows 7 SP1, macOS Sierra, and Linux (various) during my working week / home. Running 18.1 along side 18.2, it’s difficult to describe what has been done to the desktop, but Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon has suddenly got the je ne sais quoi, in this release.

The desktop has suddenly got familar, and feels very robust, which is more than I can say for Windows 10.

Windows Update has just become an embarassment in the amount of time it takes. I’m so fed up with switches I use all time, buried deeper and deeper into the interface, to stop users accessing them. Windows defender ‘to off’ – I’m looking at you. Privacy settings take forever to switch everything off.

My current Pet hate is Windows 10 updates mark themselves in update history as failed to install, if you just decide to just reboot while Windows update is working in the background. FFS Microsoft, Windows can’t tell the difference between a user rebooting and an update failing?

Windows Update History needs it’s own editor, so you can delete this garbage from the logs. If anyone worked on my Windows machine and gave it me with failed updates in the log, I throw it back at them, and say sort it properly.

Windows is just not user friendly anymore. Windows 10 is becoming User Hostile, if anything.

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