Why should I promote you to switch? Here are the best reasons why you want to switch to a Linux based OS, that you already know but still wants me to remind you (Probably).
- Linux based OS is free. Yeah! Completely free, no hidden cost and no shitty license agreement that forces you not to distribute or modify OS. It’s yours and you are completely free to modify, share it if you want (GPL v2)
- Nothing that can’t be uninstalled. Linux based OS will never force you to use or have any special preloaded app. Don’t you want it? Uninstall it. Simple!
- You get to choose you what you want to update/upgrade or not. No one will ever force you for updates and even if you wish to stay on old version you will regularly get updates still (LTS).
- Most all windows apps have an alternative. There is a nice community to help you on Linux based problems. No one is doing spy on you. There is no fear of viruses (Not even that Wanna Cry). You can freely theme, choose apps, play games, listen to music and video and all other tasks you do in everyday life.
Told you enough reasons. Now as you want to know the preparations you have to do to switch is below.
In case you still can’t decide, drop a comment. We will be glad to help you with it.
You might encounter various problems while switching and as I told above switching is never easy but I am here to solve this trouble a bit. Let me point out the problems that you can face and how to solve them.The first and most obvious problem is software. Most famous windows software many times don’t have Linux support and that could be disturbing. However, there are a lot of alternatives that you can find and the best thing is that almost all are free.
Here are some of the good discussions on various forums that will help you to setup with Linux easily.https://askubuntu.com/questions/389228/what-default-windows-software-alternatives-does-ubuntu-have
They will surely solve your software and DE related problems.
http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/6-best-linux-desktop-environments-part-2But in my suggestion, if you got 1GB RAM or more and is completely new to Linux, go to Cinnamon. It is considered best DE for new users.
All you need is to decide and move. In case you want to move but still having doubts or needs help if stuck somewhere don’t hesitate to drop a comment. We will be glad to help.