Installing Linux Tips and Tricks

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. 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!



My last Windows Os was Windows XP and I quid because the validation issue :wink: and I installed Ubuntu. I think it was Ubuntu 10.04. The thing I was sad about, I had to give up gaming. But nowadays there is a lot more possible with gaming but it’s still not that easy. Ah! Supertux Kart is fun to play! :slight_smile:
Using Linux means a big learning curve and you can’t do without the terminal.
Here you can find and compare the most important commands to move on with the terminal:
Some more installing tips are:
When I install Ubuntu I always choose the minimal installation option so I don’t get all the rubbish I don’t want and I install only the software I need. You can also choose partitioning if you want to harden your OS: partitioning - How to partition a new 500gb HD only installing Ubuntu 10.10? - Ask Ubuntu. After installing Ubuntu I install the video codecs (ffmpeg) and I configure the firewall (Ufw). How to Setup UFW Firewall on Ubuntu and Debian
Then I set permanent DNS servers: How To Set Permanent DNS Nameservers in Ubuntu and Debian and a static IP address:
For questions you can go to askubuntu, and for Arch Linux there is ArchWiki. Mostly, if I get an error or warning on my terminal, I copy paste the error in the search bar of my browser and most of the time I find the answer. is a very good website for all your Linux questions! And of course

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