I have just purchased a new HP laptop (lower end i3 processor, 6 gb ram), and I am installing Linux Mint 18 on it. Mint 17 on the old Compaq was nice, but the battery was shot, and it was a brick to carry. So this new one with a 13.3" screen is lighter, faster, and going to be my main laptop machine. Anyone else out there?
I really like Libre Office, and some of the other Linux applications over the MS alternatives. I am starting the boot into Mint 18 Cinnamon desktop right now. Opera was the only browser that I could get onto Tanknet during the recent unpleasantness with Google.