Linux from Windows? This article is not for you who do not think about change. We accept your adhesion to Windows, you certainly have your reasons.
Αντίθετα όλα όσα γράφονται παρακάτω είναι για αυτούς που τους έχει δυσαρεστήσει η Microsoft και αναζητούν μια εναλλακτική λύση, που δεν τους παρακολουθεί και δεν τους ταλαιπωρεί με updates που κρασάρουν το σύστημα.
The reasons, of course, that we will see below are subjective and are addressed to the average Windows user and not to users who use exclusive Windows applications.
One thing we need to know before we get started is that the modern Linux desktop OS is no longer complicated, confusing and the command line is no longer necessary for the system to work.
Linux will not please you!
Windows have a tendency to demand your attention. It's like they're constantly yelling "Please use me" the digital assistant yells Cortana. “Γεια σας, παρατήρησα ότι χρησιμοποιείτε το Chrome. Ο Edge είναι πολύ καλύτερος” επιμένει το πρόγραμμα περιήγησης Edge. “Θα ήταν πολύ πιο εύκολο αν συνδεθείτε στον Microsoft λογαριασμό σας!” “Γεια σας, θυμηθείτε το Skype;”
And so on. . .
If you want an operating system that does not try to impose itself, there are a few popular Linux distributions such as MX Linux, the distribution Manjaro and many more. They are all free and do not advertise themselves, straining the nerves of the end user.
You do not need the terminal
In my personal experience, Linux usability has evolved significantly over the last 10 years. When I first used it years ago, the installation was relatively simple, but the post-installation settings were a nightmare. You need to spend a lot of time in the Terminal, using text commands to troubleshoot hardware. Of course from one point onwards it was (and is) fun! For the average Windows user, though, it was a nightmare. If you still have this perception about Linux you are wrong.
For example take the MX distribution, you do not need to touch the Terminal. All the hardware used by your system will be detected automatically, and the necessary drivers will be installed.
But to be honest, this does not apply to every machine on which you install Linux. Again, many times Windows is not perfect with hardware detection either. At least with the MX, your WiFi networks and sound will not disappear completely by accident.
The installation software; Game!
There is a perception that Linux is complex. I used to think about it too. It was hell, from receiving a package, opening the Terminal, exporting it, granting the appropriate permissions and compiling it before installation.
Today software installation is much easier than in Windows. In MX, for example, the software center contains whatever programs you want, from all categories. News, productivity, graphic design, audio and video editing, etc. You can install them with one click and completely free. You do not need to browse the site to download an .exe, run it, and proceed with a series of license agreements and several dialog boxes.
Το νέο Snap Store περιέχει πάρα πολλές εφαρμογές: Spotify, Telegram, Slack, Blender, VLC, OBS Studio, και ότι άλλο θέλετε.
Updates are not a headache
Have you ever thought about how much time Windows steals from you with updates? Or how many times has it rebooted at the most inopportune time for updates? Or how it should be updated separately software from the operating system?
With Linux you will see an alert. You may be prompted to do a reboot, but you should not do so immediately. Of course you can adjust the way updates are received.
Σε αντίθεση με τα Windows, το Linux ενημερώνει εκτός από το λειτουργικό σύστημα και το άλλο λογισμικό. Όλα μαζί. Δεν χρειάζεται να το κάνετε με μια μεμονωμένη εφαρμογή και στη συνέχεια να αποδέχεστε μια σειρά από παράθυρα διαλόγου. Λιγότερες alerts, λιγότερος χρόνος. Μόλις ενημερωθεί το σύστημά σας, είναι ενημερωμένο και το λογισμικό που χρησιμοποιείτε.
The Linux community
Behind every Linux distribution (especially the larger ones) there is a passionate community that will devote its time to any problem you may encounter. You will easily find detailed tips to improve your Linux experience without even asking for it.
After all the above, and if you are still thinking about change, I suggest you read the following article:
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