New to Linux


I downloaded Linux Mint Mate last night after having issues with Windows 10. I come from a Mac background and am happy with the layout of Linux. I have installed it onto a new Lenovo laptop which took forever to learn to configure so I could install it! Anyway, I will be using it for university and teaching. Would anyone be willing to answer a couple of questions for me?

  1. How do I know if Linux has wiped Windows completely off my Laptop?
  2. Do I need a graphic driver? If so which is the best one? (My laptop is a lenovo ideapad 320s)
  3. Do I need anti virus and cyber security software and if so which?
  4. Are there any programs you would recommend?

Thank you :smiley:

  1. post the output from running:
sudo fdisk -l

in a terminal.

  1. post the output from
inxi -Fz
  1. No … others may disagree, but if you’re not running Linux as a server that’s say serving email/files fo a Windows PC then IMHO you don’t need it.

  2. Programs to do what ?