[ILUG-BOM] How to Make the Switch From Windows to Linux

Navin Dhanuka navindhanuka at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 11:21:10 IST 2020

How to Make the Switch From Windows to Linux
Unlike Windows and macOS, there isn't just one version of Linux. Instead,
Linux is packaged into many different distributions, or "distros," each
with their own interface and set of features. One may use a Mac-like
interface with a dock and an "app store," while others may use a more
minimalist interface and require installing apps from the command line.

Exploring the bevy of Linux distributions out there is a fun part of the
hobby, but for your first installation, you will likely want something
popular and beginner-friendly, so it's easy to get help when you need it.

here are a lot of distributions that aim to mimic Windows in layout and
functionality, like Zorin OS <https://zorinos.com/>, but they're on the
smaller side, and you won't have as big a community to tap as you learn
your way around. Ubuntu <https://ubuntu.com/>, on the other hand, is arguably
the most popular <https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity> distro
on desktop PCs, but it isn't very Windows-like at all these days.

Linux Mint is a perfect in-between option: it's designed for beginners,
offers a familiar desktop environment, and it's based on Ubuntu, so you can
make use of the enormous Ubuntu/Mint community when you need help.
How to install Linux Mint?
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Navin Dhanuka
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is more important than any other thing. :: Abraham Lincoln ::

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