Seven things about Linux that every Windows user should know
If you are a Windows user and heard of Linux (bad) but still have that curiosity about the system and just not tested yet because “there’s always something stopping you” this article is just for you, we have selected here seven things about Linux that every Windows user should know.
Linux features that all Windows users must know
I love lists! (Windows Settings 7 10) They can help break many myths; it’s amazing! So I got here seven things about Linux that every user that does not use the system must meet to end their prejudices if any have.
1-you can test without install
Ever heard of “Live CD”? To be exact the words today are more for “Live DVD” or “Live Drive,” but either way the logic is the same. Virtually all Linux distributions are distributed in “Live” mode, download the ISO, put in media or on a thumb drive and turn the system from the RAM. You do not need to install the system to test it; you can run it by way of experiment and if you like what you see you can install.
2 – search for driver is something rare
A common mistake when talking about Linux hardware support is pointing out that the manufacturers website you usually don’t find download installation files for Linux distributions, it might suggest that the system is not supported, however, by more than 95% of the cases (kicking statistics here, at least it was like that in my experience), the only drivers that will be needed to download video and will be in distros like Ubuntu system itself is going to help you do that. Everything else is Plug and play; nothing better is not it?
3-install programs are easy
Package Manager as the Ubuntu programs provide a simple interface and easy to install applications, remember a way how to install applications on Android; it’s a “grocery store” where you search for applications, browse by categories, etc.
Other people looking for tutorials on the internet and end up finding the famous commands in terminal to install some things, such as adding software repositories and stuff, well the reason for this is because they are very practical and quick and basically all you have to do is copy and paste, copy and paste, it is not complicated? I think it’s more difficult to be dodging “Baidu’s” facilities around, as if that wasn’t enough there are around .deb packages that also function as the Windows .exe that you install giving two clicks and the addition of repositories need not be done necessarily with commands, we teach in this post how to install these programs without using commands.
4 – only use terminal who want
It is true that in ancient Linux distros had to use a lot of the terminal to do everything as well as even Windows was more complicated than the Linux distros also evolved and nowadays only uses terminal who want.
It’s something you have to keep in mind, a terminal is a tool, a tool and so much, by the way, you can choose to use or not, distros like Ubuntu and Linux Mint can be operated without problems using only the interface, stop prejudice!
5 – nobody here hates Windows
OK, I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. I recognize the qualities that Windows has, and I see many of the things people point out how the differential system are marketing issue, a program that runs on a platform game, something, i.e. are not exactly features of Windows, are programs made by third parties.
As hate serves no purpose, I mean, maybe for having a heart attack … actually, I advise people just to migrate to Linux when it is a good alternative and marketing issues will not interfere with the work of the individual; in my experience, a good Linux distro for desktop meets most users since it is willing to learn new things, this is a crucial point.
Dual Boot is also not just Ubuntu does this automatically for you at install time, I know several people who use Linux and Windows in dual boot, using Linux for everything, including to play and just calling the Windows to play some titles that are not on Linux yet.
Oh! And if you find a fanboy/hater out there you know what to do, ignore them they die of loneliness. XD
6 – Linux has games Yes!
That’s a lot of ignorance in full 2015 say that Linux does not have games, 25% from Steam already runs on Linux, the only thing that it is being watched is which game you want and if he already has native support for the system, the tendency with the Steam Machines from Valve coming is that every day more games out.
Being honest, Linux still has much to improve, he turned a game system for 3 years only, can’t compare with at least 15 years of full development of games for Windows, however, things must evolve, the coming year promises many new features in this sense, new drivers, new graphics, New Kernel and so on.
7 – Secure, robust, reliable
As the number 7 ends my list and yet still have a few more points to comment, let’s put it all together here.
As well said Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, no system is free of problems and errors, and all operating systems available today that are based on Linux are the safest.
Linux is definitely a massive computing system, the biggest computers in the world run Linux, servers of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, HP, IBM and even Microsoft use Linux, by the way is good to remember that “Linux” is the Kernel and when it comes to “Linux” If you’re talking about any system that uses this base, i.e., mainly the internet and most of our current technology runs precisely because of Linux, since wristwatches, passing by the modern smartphones until NASA space probes, it is easier to ask those who do not use Linux …
Given all the engine from your computer until you see this article and comment on it, even if you’re using Windows or Mac OSX at the moment, most likely you used more Linux than another system to read this article.
Another interesting point is trust, as all project open to the public, open source programs are statistically safer because their last bugs are fixed quickly or are rarely operated, your data and files are yours!