Saturday, April 12, 2014

[Part 1] Things you will miss when you start using GNU/Linux


Now that Microsoft has pulled the plug from Windows XP and it is no longer supported, here is a new post about an interesting topic that I'd like to share with all of you :)

Before, I'd like to thank all those who viewed and shared my previous post: StartUbuntu-HOWTO Choose a system based on your hardware?

I'd also like to thank each and everyone within StartUbuntu Community who did their best to spread the word and helped StartUbuntu Project to grow bigger and better. You're the best. And of course, we can't forget others who didn't join our project but heard about it and helped and also those who haven't heard yet about StartUbuntu but helped because they simply believe in FOSS Philosophy.

StartUbuntu Project as I have explained many times before has just started and will not stop at this point.

So, after this introduction, I will share the first part of:

Things you will miss when you start using GNU/Linux

When you will migrate from Microsoft Windows to GNU/Linux, there will be certainly some steps/things you used to do when you were using Windows and you no longer need to do that any more.

In Part 1, I shall list 10 of these things that you will miss badly ;)

  1. You can 'Try' a GNU/Linux system 'Before' you actually install it on your hardware. Either by using LiveCD or LiveUSB or a Virtual Machine. You don't have to 'install' and waste your time.
  2.  To StartUbuntu or Start using any other GNU/Linux system, all what you need to do is to download the system from the internet FREE of charge without paying to anyone anything whatsoever.
  3. You're no longer in need to upgrade your 'Hardware' to use a modern new Operating System. You can enjoy the latest technology - now we're in 2014 - with your current hardware. Save your money for something else.
  4. Because of #2, you are no longer required to enter long 25 digits serial license key in order to install a GNU/Linux Operating System.
  5. Most of GNU/Linux Distributions - Specially Ubuntu and its official flavors - will be installed with many applications/programs by default. You just need to install your favourite ones if these aren't installed already by default.
  6. You don't have to open your 'Browser' and visit any 'Web Site' to 'Install' any program/application. This can be done within your system either by: Terminal, Synaptic and/or a Software Center and all these 3 methods are available with Ubuntu and its variants by default.
  7. No more 'Right Click > Refresh' to your Desktop. You will miss this one so badly.
  8. You're very lucky that you no longer need to use Internet Explorer to install a better browser. A better browser is installed by default when you install Ubuntu (or any of its official variants) or any GNU/Linux Distribution.
  9. No Anti-Virus or similar programs are needed any more.
  10. And, in most cases, you don't need to install any 'Drivers', your machine will just work 'Out Of The Box'.

This is Part 1 and hopefully, when I got more time, I shall write Part 2.

Thank you so much for your time and please spread the word if you find this post is useful :)

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