Windows sucks - alternatives?

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  1. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Consultant

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    Here, here! UNCNDL1

    I don't have a CF-53, but I have CF-31 MK 1 and MK 3. Both worked "out of the box" with LinuxMint 18.2. Had to install and use xinput_calibrator as sudo to get touchscreen working, but otherwise everything works "out of the box".
     
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    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Another great Toughbook choice. I used Mint for years (LMDE) before finding MX-16 Linux.
     
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    I feel myself being persuaded toward MX-16. So many good comments about it. What, in particular made you switch?

    Is software selections as good as Mint?
     
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    MX-16: https://mxlinux.org/
    I've been addicted to older Toughbooks since 2010 and started using Linux since then. I like the portable usb aspect of persistence, which MX provides.
    They have excellent videos and support and for me it was the simplicity of the xfce desktop that I liked when using Mint. The debian version of MX is similar to LMDE 1 & 2 and allowed me to quickly use Linux to log into my company server that uses Citrix Receiver. The newest version of MX-16.1 works out of the box, and has a package manager the allows you to quickly configure the base system with many features:
    https://mxlinux.org/mx16videos
    The persistent usb they show you how to make is very useful and works quite well on the Panasonic Toughbooks, both old and new alike.
     
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