Why? Because its traditional windows, icons, menus, and pointers (WIMP) interface is a true pleasure to use. It’s even more fun now, because with Mint 19 and its default Cinnamon 3.8 desktop it’s faster and snappier than ever. The Cinnamon desktop, which uses the GTK 3.22 toolkit, also has a smoother look than previous versions.
Linux, as ever, out of the box is more secure than macOS or Windows even after you strap on all the anti-virus software. On my Mac and Windows boxes, security is an almost daily job of patches and fixes. On my Mint desktops? I don’t even worry about it and I have never had a single security problem. I wish I could say the same about the competing operating systems.
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