laptops with linux

Published on 24 februari 2022

You can also opt for something other than Windows when it comes to an operating system for your laptop or computer. If you're feeling a little more adventurous, Linux has plenty of great features that will save you time and make working a little less boring. It's also easy to use Live Installations to try out the software before erasing the entire hard drive.

Linux comes in several flavors called distros (distributions) and it's up to you to decide which one to go for. Ubuntu is by far the most popular desktop distro. But Zorin OS and Elementary OS are a good place to start for beginners, but once you get the basics down, feel free to explore the pros and cons of some of the others.

Why choose Linux?

1. You don't have to ditch Windows (or OS X)
You don't have to say goodbye to Windows (or macOS) to give Linux a try - Linux can run very well on a dual-boot system or even directly from a USB drive . Follow the instructions on the Linux distribution's website to get started: you'll need a blank DVD or USB stick of at least 2 GB and the installation process is very simple.

The advantage of using a USB drive or DVD, of course, is that your existing operating system remains untouched. On the other hand, the performance and responsiveness will not be as good, and you will be limited in terms of some system operations.

2. It's easy to set up

In the past, installing software and popular codecs on Linux was difficult for the less tech-savvy, but that is no longer the case. Ubuntu, for example, asks you to download codecs for common audio and video formats with a single checkbox, and most modern systems can instantly identify and connect to available Wi-Fi networks.

While it's true that seasoned Windows and Mac OS X users are occasionally baffled at how to do something, that's to be expected when switching between operating systems of any flavor, and there's always plenty of support available on the web. . Most users will be up and running in just a few minutes and enjoying Linux.

3. Everything you need is included

Ubuntu comes complete with Firefox for web browsing, Thunderbird for emailing, and LibreOffice for creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Other free and open source applications such as GIMP (image editing), Evolution (the Linux version of Outlook), and Kodi (home theater and media management) are just a few clicks away.

Other well-known apps with Linux versions include Google Chrome, Plex, VLC Player, Slack, Dropbox, Skype, and Spotify. And don't forget all those programs that now run in a browser, from the online versions of Microsoft Office to Google Play Music. If there's a Windows program you absolutely must take with you, give Wine a try.

4. It's very safe

There is a relatively small number of people who use Linux as a desktop operating system, meaning a relatively small number of hackers want to exploit it, but besides the raw numbers, Linux is an incredibly safe operating system to run. It was designed from the ground up to be secure, from the default privileges given to users to the way Linux code is developed and maintained.

Linux can crash and be exposed like any other operating system out there, but the fact that few malware will run on the platform and the damage they do will be more limited means it's a solid choice for security conscious. It's also less likely to be burdened by system bloating and creeping sluggishness than its more famous rivals.

5. You support open source and free software

Linux is more than an operating system, it's a philosophy. Not only is the software free (like Google Chrome for example), but the source code is open and free (unlike Google Chrome for example). You use the OS and the included software completely free of charge, but also view the code and make changes if you feel like it.

When you use Linux, you support a global community of millions who are committed to installing and using software for free. That philosophy has fueled innovation on the web and in Windows and OS X, as well as Linux itself, and if you're looking to dive deeper into software development, Linux is a great place to start.

6. System Performance

Linux-powered PCs are much faster than Windows. The main reason why Linux is a lightweight system and Windows is full of a lot of unnecessary software. Many systems running in the background make your Windows PC slow.

Another reason is that file systems are better organized in Linux. Files are in chunks that are closer together, making reading and writing much faster than Windows.

That is why most cloud systems run on Linux. Even Microsoft itself runs Linux to run Microsoft Azure.

7. Linux can run almost anywhere

You can use Linux from supercomputers to game consoles, smart TVs, smartwatches, car infotainment systems, flight entertainment systems, self-driving cars, nuclear submarines and much more. NASA relies heavily on Linux for data transfer from satellites and telescopes.

8. Task Automation

By automating tasks, people can work more efficiently, which makes life easier. Bash shell scripting doesn't come standard with Windows and you have to install third-party software to make it work in an ugly way. Experienced Linux users don't write one thing twice because Linux lends itself to task automation.



I want to configure Mini PC or laptop with linux:

SKIKK is one of the few computer brands where you can configure a laptop or mini PC and also have Linux installed on it. With us you can choose Ubuntu, Zorin OS, Ubuntu Studio, Elementary, KDE Neon, etc.


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