Look how easy it is to install Windows: you put in a disk, it pretty much installs itself. Why can't Linux do this? I am sick to death of MS installing stuff on MY computer--whether I like it or not, and no doubt there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of others who feel the same way. I have struggled just to make a bootable disk to install Mint... why isn't there a link to such an image?? Burn it to a disk, it works like a Windows install disk??? Finally I managed to get a USB stick to boot and install but somewhere along the installation came a glitch and looking online found other people have had the same issue. I saw somewhere a setup that ran indistinguishably (at a glance) from Windows and this is what I want to do. Why does it have to be so difficult?