Hello everyone, today marks a momentous occasion for me. I have just purged windows 10 and 11 from all of my workstations! I have been wanting to do this for a while but I was concerned about compatibility with my graphics as well as the software I have paid a subscription to. Thankfully I was able to switch to Opensuse and Kali with minimal difficulty. If someone reading this wants to make the switch to. Here are a few tips:
- Find a distro that is right for you. Choosing a Linux distro to fit your needs can be hard. Some work better on different types of hardware and architecture. A good tool to use that can help find a distro that is right for you is called https://distrochooser.de/
- You should ALWAYS ALWAYS before an install completely backs up your data be it on the cloud or a physical HDD or USB drive. This article will dive deeper into the subject Backup and Restore in Windows
- Before installing you should always make sure your discrete or integrated graphics are compatible with the Kernel. With this in mind before choosing a distribution you should check the system requirements and graphics compatibility for intel, AMD, or best case NVIDIA graphics cards. (I love NVIDIA)
- Some Linux distros have very fast and unstable updates wile some offer slower safer updates. If you want to be on the bleeding edge you should get an os like Arch Linux or if you prefer a more stable experience you should use Debian or Ubuntu.
- The Linux interface is very different from Mac os or Windows. Mostly because of the almost required use of the terminal for installing, updating, and troubleshooting. Before using Linux you should learn at the very least its simple commands.
I hope that this short guide has helped people that want to upgrade and I hope that your knowledge of the Linux Kernel has grown. If this artical has helped you or if you have something to add please comment down below. Have a great day!