I Switched to Linux After Using Windows for 10 Years

In fact, If there is no operating system (OS) installed the computer becomes a worthless device because the operating system is the intermediate interface that connects the user to the hardware and vice versa. People choose operating systems according to their preferences and what they do. Besides, some people had to go with an operating system that is given by their preferred hardware device (Apple computers come with macOS).

My first computer was a _Pentium II _one and it had Windows 98 installed when I purchased it in 2008. Thereafter, I used Windows 2000 for several months. Like most die-hard Windows fans, I used Windows XP and 7 for a long time. Before I completely switched to Ubuntu, my favorite OS was Windows 10. As everybody says, freedom is a key factor that leads us to choose a Linux distribution instead of a proprietary operating system. But, Windows was okay for me until they patch the graphical user interface (GUI) for Windows 7. I switched to Linux mostly due to the following key factors.

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I Switched to Linux After Using Windows for 10 Years

How I Switched from Windows 10 to Linux Mint

This article is all about my journey on switching from Windows 10 to Linux Mint 20, how I got easily adapted to the Linux environment, and some resources that helped me to set up a perfect Desktop environment.


Ok, now I have decided to switch to Linux but here comes the first question. Which distro will satisfy my needs both in terms of GUI and other aspects? Linux is not something new to me since I have been working with RHEL based distros in my work for the past 4 years with the command-line.

I know RHEL based distros are good for enterprises but not for personalized desktop environments, at least that’s what I am thinking till now. So I started my research to find the distro that should be easy for me to use and at the same time should have good community support if in case I ran into some problem. Among many Linux distros, I drilled down my list to 4 flavors.

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Before deciding the Distro it is necessary you formulate the list of tools/programs or packages needed and check if the distro you choose provides all those features.

For me, I use Linux for two main purposes: one is for my professional development work, writing articles, and second for my personal use like Video editing and Movies. Most of the popular software are created to be compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux like Sublime TextVSCodeVLC Media PlayerFirefox/Chromium browser. Other than these software, cloud-based services make our life easy Like Microsoft Office 365 or G Suite.

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Using WSL 2 with X-Server — Linux on Windows

What is WSL 2

The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment — including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications — directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup.

Install WSL2 on Windows 10

Using the following link here install the WSL 2 on your Windows 10. The Microsoft tutorial is very simple and clean.

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Installing WSL2 with Kali Linux on Windows 10 in a Brief

How to Install WSL2 on Windows 10
Before jumping to the installation part, let’s first understand What is WSL? In layman’s terms, a WSL or Window Subsystem Linux allows users  to use GNU/Linux environment alongside Windows as their Default System .
Step 1. Check the Latest Version of Windows
Step 2. Enable WSL2 on Windows
Step 3. Set WSL version to WSL2**
Run Kali Linux
When the download is finish click on launch or press the window key and search for Kali Linux.
Initially, it will ask you to set username and password. Enter the username, password, and confirm password.

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How to Install Linux Mint on VirtualBox on Windows 10

In This video tutorial I am going to show how to install Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon on VirtualBox step by step. More specifically We are going to install Linux Mint 19 “Tara” - Cinnamon (64-bit). In addition I will show How do I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Linux Mint.

Linux Mint is a 32- and 64-bit Linux distribution for desktop computers, based on either Ubuntu or Debian.Linux Mint works straight out of the box: everything you need is already there in the distribution, meaning you don’t have to spend time installing additional applications (-unless you want to)
It’s based on Ubuntu, which means that the majority of sofware available for Ubuntu will also work on Mint
It’s community based, which means that any Linux developers out there (-and there are many) can contribute to the codebase. Often, this means fixes are available quicker than distros maintained by companies (-such as Ubuntu and Fedora) - which generally only release updates twice a year.

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A Linux fanboy meets, battles, and defeats a Windows 10 ISO

I’ve used many different Debian based distros over the years, and not long ago I installed Pop!_OS (created by System76 for their Linux machines) on my desktop computer (Unfortunately not a System76). So far, no regrets.

I currently work as a contractor for the Department of State, so as anyone who’s worked for the government knows, virtually everything you do involves Windows in some way.

Therefore, with great trepidation, I decided to sacrifice my ThinkPad T440 for the greater good. I thought that this would be the hardest part, but unfortunately my suffering had just begun.

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