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My Adventure of Switching to Linux – Part 2

My PC is far from low-spec. At least that’s what I’d like to believe anyway, seeing as I built it this year. With a solid Core i5 at the beating heart, a Radeon HD 6850 pushing pixels, 4GB of DDR3, and one of the fastest 1TB mechanical HDDs around, you’d expect Windows 7 never to break a sweat. Unfortunately, that’s far from the case. It takes at least a minute to fully start up and get past that ‘Welcome’ screen and open Firefox, a fair bit of spinning circle and takes ages to shut down. Mint takes 15 seconds to hit the login screen from GRUB (itself determined by how quickly I can press ‘Enter’ from a cold boot) and upon entering in my password – instant GNOME desktop! Continue reading My Adventure of Switching to Linux – Part 2