I was bored tonight and didn’t feel like coding so I installed Linux Mint on a spare SSD. I’m big on Linux Servers but generally use Windows on the desktop (aside from my little foray into Chromebooks for my laptop).
Mint is far less polished than W10 but it’s amazingly easy for a Linux. My printers and scanners and various devices were all detected with no issues. I’m typing this from Mint right now. I also tried Ubuntu Desktop and hated it. Slow and everything was harder than it needed to be, like Linux usually is (and like Mint isn’t). Both Mint and Ubuntu ran fine from SD cards in my initial tests which was pretty amazing. Mint did far better than Ubuntu in that test but Ubuntu still ran.
I’ll stick with Windows as my main OS but this is a nice spare to have. I’m going to leave it installed on SSD2 and boot to it now and then. I might try working exclusively from it tomorrow.