Recently I checked out the new linux mint, and i have to say that i really like it. It is a good system. But... why should i use it ? What advantages that mint or any other linux has over the windows 7 ? Let's take the money and the whole opensource thing out of the picture, are there any other advantages ? I have a good computer, it runs win 7 or 8 without a problem, and i dont have any problems with viruses. I'm not any kind of artist, or IT specialist or anything like that. I use my computer for reading, and movies. Is there any reason of which i dont know, which would make me use linux ?