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Figured we could use a computer thread, since I couldn't find an already existing one. What operating systems do you guys use? I use Windows 7 myself, but I'm planning on switching to a linux distro when I get my SSD. I ordered myself the Samsung 850 EVO 250gb SSD from Amazon the other day for £68. I was considering going for a cheaper one of a different brand, but I've heard the Samsung SSDs are pretty reliable, and it comes with a pretty satisfying 5 year warranty. I spent an extra fiver to get it directly from Amazon too, since their returns and customer service (while not amazing) can at least be counted on more than some foreign supplier. Once I get it, I'll be moving to Linux, but I don't know what distro yet. I've heard good things about Mint. Anyone got some advice for me here? Another thing, anyone dealt with the Samsung cloning software? I've heard a bit about it, but not all of it great.
So, I'm receiving a new pc soon (my current one is 7 years old and still has XP), and it turns out I will have the ability to immediately upgrade from Windows 7 to 8, and I'm not sure if I should... I mean, look at this: That's it. From what I understand, that's the desktop. Those big fucking squares. And I've read you can't change that? What the hell? It seems it's made for tablets specifially, or am I wrong? What the hell is Microsoft trying to force? Will they be shooting themselves in their own foot (again) ? I don't know. The change in how it looks is way too radical and crappy-looking to me, but maybe it's a decent system. Maybe...