I've been using Vim for about 2 years now, mostly because I can't figure out how to exit it

Mint 15 Olivia or Zorin OS 7?

My computer with Ubuntu 12.10 seems to have issues.

At the moment I can't tell if it's the machine or OS... Apart from taking several attempts to boot, it "freezes" as well. Actually it's the mouse that does not work, that's what I mean by "freeze". Mouse moves but clicking does not work.

Any-who, it does not matter very much (it does, but let's pretend) - to cut a short story long (was it the other way around?) - I have decided to do a fresh install try a new distro.

Ubuntu 13...? Hmmmm... Tempted but I've heard so many good things about Mint, I have to try it. While digging Zorin also came along. Do I hear whispers in the back mentioning VM player? Yup, VM is one way to try a new OS. Guess what? Fast forward 5 months later it tuns out that:

  • Installing Ubuntu 13 or Zorin OS did not help
  • Changing my computer did not solved my mouse freezing issues. What...? This is crazy!
  • Changing my mouse solved the problem. But of course! (as some character from Little Britain would say)

What's the moral of the story? Never buy computer peripherals from Dollarama!

This was a good lesson for me, and I hope it will help others too. After months of countless system reboots and messing with my machine, I now know why. And you should too. That wireless mouse looked so innocent...

And yes, I know I should change the title of the post, however I have started it 5 months ago, when the mouse-solution was not obvious to me. So I'll leave it there for now.