About a month or so ago, my mother called me and said that her laptop was having problems. Somewhat not surprising, since it's nearly ten years old. From what she described, there was some kind of corruption issue with the hard drive. I did what I could to remotely diagnose the problem, but nothing I could easily suggest worked to fix it. So my brothers and I got her a Chromebook to replace it and when I went home for Xmas I attempted to get her machine up and running (since there were pictures of her only grandson on it). Nothing I could do would fix the problem with her laptop (but I did manage to get the pics she wanted off of it). I took it home with me since there were a few "Hail Mary" things that I could do when I had access to my own machine to try and fix it. None of them worked, and the next steps would have been expensive, so I gave up on Windows. (After all, mom has a new Chromebook and the pics of her grandson, so she didn't need the laptop.) I've played with Puppy Linux (I used their live distro to get the pics off mom's laptop), but I wasn't entirely thrilled with it. I also have an older desktop running Win7 that's now at the end-of-life, so I wanted to play around with Linux, rather than moving that desktop to Win10 (and I'm dubious that my mom's old laptop could run it). That desktop of mine is slightly newer than mom's laptop and there's one Windows-based program that I really like running on that particular desktop. So I did a search for the best Linux distro that runs WINE (which is <not> an emulator that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux). Everything said that Zorin OS was the one you should pick. I downloaded it, set up a thumbdrive so I could run a live version of it and tried it out on my desktop. For whatever reason, I can't get WiFi to work on it, even though it says that it's connected to my wifi network. Nor was I happy about how it worked on my mom's laptop (it wouldn't let me do a full install, even though it said it was doing a full install). For shits and giggles I decided to put DeepIn Linux on mom's old laptop. I had no idea if it would work or not. Holy shit! Did it ever! It took like 15 minutes to install (there's no option to run a "live" version of it), and her machine snaps better than it ever did under Windows. And the desktop (which is fairly customizable) looks as polished as anything MS has put out since XP. I have only just begun to play with it, but if it works as well as this first impression seems to indicate, then I can easily see myself opting for it over future versions of Windows or other Linux distros. (Yes, I know that it's rumored the Chinese government is using it to spy on folks, but since I don't deal with anything that could be considered classified material, I don't give two shits about that.) Regardless of if I settle on DeepIn or not, it should now be screamingly obvious to anyone out there that Linux is at least as good of an operating system as Windows is. So, if you're thinking that you might want to try Linux, give DeepIn a shot on an older machine you have laying around and see how you like it. There's a kajillion other distros out there, so if DeepIn doesn't have something that you need, but you like how Linux works over all, you don't have to worry about going back to Windows.