Friday, September 25, 2015

I replaced Win-10 again....with another flavor of Linux

And a picture is still worth a thousand words!

The latest issue of Win-10, build 10547, doesn't run desktop gadgets, but we've still got them in Linux Mint 17.1 and 17.2, and they come with it. You don't have to hunt the Internet to find them. There's a lot of thoughtful touches in here. And if that sounds like a hint, you're right.

I tried for two days to get one of these Linux distributions to install alongside Win-10, without success, and I tried every trick I knew and every one I could find on the web. I blame the failure on Microsoft's "Secure Boot" which is a feature in the boot sector which doesn't accept software that hasn't got an "approved" signature attached, meaning if it isn't blessed by Mighty Microsoft, it just doesn't make the cut, Sweetie, and of course a Linux installation wouldn't have its drivers autographed by Satya Nadella and his group. Which might explain why it couldn't share the drive and the boot sector with a Windows hot off the cut & paste table in Redmond. And that in turn explains why Win-10, build 10547, got overwritten today by this Linux Mint 17.1 system. If you can't join 'em, then replace 'em.

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