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Switching from Windows to Linux: One Month On

Oct 10, 2010, 11:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Alzieu)

"How easy is it to give up Windows and move to Linux? To find out, we decided to put Ubuntu on one of the computers in the office that was previously used by a dedicated Windows fan. The only problem is that it was mine! The challenge was to last a week without going back to Windows.

"The first thing to point out is that, one month on, despite what I had expected, I'm still using Linux: it seems that the transplant has been accepted.

"I hope that real Linux fans will forgive me: I don't have all of the background or the vocabulary, so what I'm describing here might seem obvious, but it's the honest opinion of an ordinary user.

"Linux: no worries

"First of all, I cheated. I didn't install Linux myself, but I had Franck do it, via Windows. It was easy, and pretty fast. It was certainly quicker than your typical Windows installation which can take hours."

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