Linux from Windows? 5 reasons to change now

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.

On the contrary, everything that is written below is for those who are dissatisfied with Microsoft and are looking for an alternative, which does not monitor them and does not bother them with updates that crash the system.

The reasons of course that we will see below are subjective and are aimed at the average Windows user and not at that use dedicated 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.

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Linux will not please you!

Windows have a tendency to demand your attention. It's like they're constantly shouting “Please use me” the digital is shouting Cortana. “Γεια σας, παρατήρησα ότι χρησιμοποιείτε το Chrome. Ο Edge είναι πολύ καλύτερος” επιμένει το πρόγραμμα s Edge. “It would be much easier if you sign in to your Microsoft account!” “Hello, remember Skype?”
And so on. . .

If you want one that doesn't 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.

Software installation? Game!

There is a perception that Linux is complicated. I used to think so too. It was hell, from downloading a package, opening Terminal, ex of, granting the appropriate rights and compiling before installation.

Today installing software is much easier than on 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 and completely free. You don't need to browse the site, download an .exe, run it, and proceed by accepting a series of license agreements and several dialog boxes.

The new Snap Store contains many applications: Spotify, Telegram, Slack, Blender, VLC, OBS Studio, and anything else you want.

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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 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 και στη συνέχεια να αποδέχεστε μια σειρά από παράθυρα διαλόγου. Λιγότερες ειδοποιήσεις, λιγότερος χρόνος. Μόλις ενημερωθεί το σύστημά σας, είναι ενημερωμένο και το λογισμικό που χρησιμοποιείτε.

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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:

Which is the best Linux distribution for beginners on the platform

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