Inherited a Gateway DX4840-11e Desktop at work and decided its time to try Linux in the work environment. Mint 17.2 64-bit Intel Core i3-550 3.2GHz Dual-Core (HT) Processor 8GB DDR3 memory 1TB hard drive GeForce 7600GT I work in the Newspaper industry and there are a lot of old systems and proprietary software that works only in Windows. Unfortunately I have to use VirtualBox and install Windows 7 to run any proprietary software. But all my internet browsing, remote access to servers works just fine in Linux. With Mint Cinnamon I can use multiple panels and desktops to manage my VM and internet. I have a small list of proprietary software needed to run in Windows: Microsoft Office (mostly Outlook) Goverlan (Remote access/Active Directory) Advertising Software Acrobat Professional/Designer Sybase (SQL ODBC database access) Internet Explorer 11 (Pagination web-based GUI, Java) Circulation GUI (text-based and Java-based) Thats about it. Since I work in IT, I don't need to use all of these on a daily basis. For the most part I only use Outlook and Goverlan. I'm tempted to try Outlook in PlayOnLinux because I've read that it works pretty good. I've tried it on a Mac in PlayOnMac and everything worked but the calendar. Software I use in Linux for work: GIMP 2.8 Chromium Remmina (Remote Desktop & VNC Access) Virtual Box Wine/PlayOnLinux Activity Monitor TextEditor The only problems I'm having so far is creating links to server shares. I normally have a shortcut to my user folder. I can use "Connect to Server" and SMB which ads a link on my desktop, but I can't change the name of the link. I also think these links/mounts will disappear after I restart. The other problem is that I have created Windows specific links .lnk to a bunch of commonly used IT files/directories, but Linux doesn't recognize .lnk or the path associated with it.