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Rachit Khurana
Rachit Khurana

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Linux, Should you use it? Can you use it?

Some context:

I'm just a student and I have been using windows from my childhood, but I switched to linux about a month ago. I install ubuntu on my main PC as windows was lagging a lot. My PC is a very low end PC so I taught to give linux a try. I then installed kde plasma environment on my ubuntu. And I am so happy with it that I would never switch to windows again.
P.S. I'm not a die-hard programmer or a hacker, I am just a common user with some python knowledge.

Linux has a lot of awesome features. Lemme list few of the notable ones.

Features:

  • Completely Free :
    Unlike windows, Linux has multiple distros that are completely free.

  • Customisation :
    Believe me when I say that Linux can customised to the fullest. You can customise every element of the operating system.

  • Flexibility :
    If you don't like something in your Linux operating system , you can change it according to your preferences. You are not bonded to use the default softwares/packages.

  • Runs better on low end hardware :
    Some linux distros have very low system requirements and can run perfectly on lowend hardware.
    I have a low end PC and windows used to lag a lot but linux doesn't.

and many other features...

Who should use Linux instead of Windows?

If you are a developer, there is a high chance you are already using linux, but if you are not, then you can give it a try.
Installing linux & other softwares can something cause some issues, so if you are good at troubleshooting or googling then you can give it a try.
Or you are just bored of Windows and like to tinker around with your computer.

Which are the most user friendly Linux Distros?

I haven't tried many distros but according to me , you can try Ubuntu for basic users. Or you can try Kubuntu, it has KDE environment & has a lot of customisation features while is still very user friendly.

After all linux is used everywhere from the high end servers to your android smartphones, so why not give it a try on your desktop computer as well.

TL;DR - Give Linux a try, especially KDE plasma environment (Kubuntu)

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Lucian I. Last

Linux mint and manjaro are my personal favorites due to them being very games friendly

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Khalil

pop os is also a nice gamer distro

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Rachit Khurana Author

On nice, I'm not really a gamer so don't know about that. But ya, I have heard they are pretty lightweight & fast.

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Ryan Killeen • Edited

Alternatively, run Kubuntu on Windows with WSL 2 and have both.

most-useful.com/kde-plasma-on-wsl....

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Rachit Khurana Author

hmm, this seems interesting, but I'm not going back to windows at all 😅

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Rachit Khurana Author

Should I write an article on features of KDE plama that I love?

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Nic

Yes, that would be interesting. I'm also a KDE lover (I like that it's a bit crazy)