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Project definition: to build a Linux Mint machine functionally identical to a Windows 10 machine

The aim of my project is to build a Linux Mint machine to have the identical functionality and ergonomics as the existing Windows 10 machine.


The functional list of requirements, listed as software available on Windows, are:


The basic ergonomics is that keyboard access must be at least as good as Windows, if not better.  Keyboard accelerators and keyboard shortcuts must be clearly marked and traceable, without being hidden (if they are hidden, then hidden no more so than in Windows).


To join the Linux machine and the Windows machine in a network to share data (server/client relationship).


Expected timescale to completion: 3 years.

Base assumption for a reasonable time to install and successfully test each like-for-like app: maximum 30 minutes.  No base assumptions for any timescale to find alternative software where no like-for-like equivalent exists.

Scope of this blog

This blog should capture the headlines of the project, with some relevant details, but not be a tsunami of minor details that would make no sense to the casual reader.


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