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Discussion on: Hello Newbies in Tech! Switching From Windows to Linux? Read This First

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Bauke Regnerus

I switched to Ubuntu a few year ago and my experiences are the opposite of yours. I found it extremely easy. Some feedback on some of your drawbacks:

  • The technical errors might have to do with the lack of drivers for your hardware. I've run Ubuntu on an Asus Zenbook and (currently) a Dell XPS and never ever had any technical difficulties. The installation process is easy and not much different from Windows.

  • Using the terminal is indeed a learning curve, but once adapted it's so much more straight forward than using GUI's. I have a text file with a whole set of commands to install all software I need. With a fresh installation I just need to copy/paste it to the terminal and everything is taken care of.

  • As an alternative for Microsoft products, LibreOffice is completely free and does a great job. Google Drive is another alternative.

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Ajeet Author

Hi Bauke,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this topic.

The technical errors might have to do with the lack of drivers for your hardware

Some beginners might find it hard to check the hardware eligibility. Once i tried to install Ubuntu on Lenovo laptop. During the installation,it asked me to select partition. But i the interface did not show me the partition that i created for Ubuntu. After googling, I found that it was due to some NTFS issue, something like that. But yes, one can install Ubuntu with ease if the machine meets all the requirements.

Using the terminal is indeed a learning curve, but once adapted it's so much more straight forward than using GUI's.

Agree 💯

As an alternative for Microsoft products, LibreOffice is completely free and does a great job. Google Drive is another alternative.

I cannot recommend bothh the Free products to the users who want to do the data analysis stuffs. They are simply not made for the hardcore Excel users. But yes, simple tasks can be done. Since i do a lot of data analysis in Excel, I am using Windows and Ubuntu (using WSL) side by side.

Thanks again for the comment 😊