I try doing my part to spread the word of Linux to my to my friends/family and acquaintances
SuperSapien, this is the key, to keep the good word of Linux flowing!
If every Linux user on the planet converted just one user, then usershare would double. I now have close to 60 to my name that I know of, probably more than that if the full count was known. Back when I was more mobile, did the best I could, going through 100 count sleeves of CD's at first (back when the ISO's were smaller), then DVD's, of course these would be purchased on Newegg when on promo. So I hope there's at least 50 more unaccounted for Linux users to my name, as I went through roughly 6-8 100 count sleeves of these, plus the cost of plain white paper optical media sleeves during a 3-4 year timeframe.
Plus in the beginning, 3 CD/DVD burners purchased on eBay for my Dell Latitude D610, notebook optical drives wears a lot faster, and at this time, my only 'PC' if one wants to call it that, I didn't want to wear that one out, as it was more costly & no cheap replacements on eBay. Now I use that same one as a spare external (some UEFI PC's requires an external optical drive or USB stick on a USB 2.0 port for OS installs). Don't know why the installed optical drive doesn't do the same, though this is a brand specific issue, Samsung notebooks & AIO PC's being one.
I even tried a SSD in it.
Worst $600+ dollars I ever spent, just months after the warranty expired, so did it!
What's not shown is that it was also running Linux Mint MATE, probably 13 at the time of the final crash. One thing I learned, will never purchase an AIO PC again, because for the most part, these are built of overstock notebook components reserved for warranty repair, then engineers will design an AIO PC around these components. Some examples, I discovered right away, the wireless card was an Atheros 'G' rated one from back in 2005, and there were various 2006-2007 components on a PC that was built & sold just after the initial Windows 7 release in 2009.
I know that Linux MInt didn't mess up the PC, it was just a piece of junk from the go. Hardly noticed that the SSD was installed, though at the time, I didn't know anything about an updated AMD chipset that may had helped. Now I know to be looking for these things.
In fact, Linux Mint 13 was the best running OS ever to have ran on the PC, even with 4GB of RAM, W7 struggled to run, and finally threw in the towel. This was also the same year I first discovered Linux Mint, if it weren't for that, the PC wouldn't had lasted for as long as it did.
We live & learn new most every day, that's the life of a Linux user. The good thing is that most of the learning & discovery is fun.
Still have a ways to go myself, need to learn how to install Linux Mint 18 on my new self-built PC in UEFI mode. Haven't decided to install on this drive or use another. Only root will be installed to SSD anyway, home will reside on a 500GiB WD RE4 HDD, will have to decide which filesystem is best for root, ext4 or btrfs. Both has their advantages, though btrfs is supposed to supercede ext4 at some point.