It’s been 1 month since I tried to switch over to Linux and the reality vs expectation is just on another level…

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DON’T upgrade to Windows 11 – Do this instead! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zDELd1aci4

0:00 How hard is it to switch to Linux from Windows?
0:40 The Linux Community
1:17 Dumb noob question
2:25 Everything on Linux works
3:38 Linux Fault
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31 comentarios en «I thought Windows 11 was garbage so I did this…»
  1. As a long time Linux user, I can appreciate your authenticity here… There are helpful distro forums, but there are other platforms you may see a bit more of what you mentioned.. I imagine many justify this by saying "I spent x number of hours learning that, everyone should RTFM and put in their time." And a common rule is "search first" (before asking) and, I can totally understand that: a forum becomes a mess if the same question is posted 200 times needlessly. We should still be willing to point people in the right direction.

    At the end of the day I say use what works best for you: I've always supported others choices, but do preach the benefits where I think it is genuinely what may work best, for those actively seeking max out ways to add network/usage/automation customization! Have a great one.

  2. These are a few of the reasons of why I went with AMD and generic stuff. I still have Windows installed for a couple of particular proprietary things that will never be ported over to Linux but outside of those use-cases Linux is my daily driver. It's hard to hate on the companies for going with where they are going to make the most money, that's just the way capitalism works. I do wish they would stop harvesting and selling our information though.

  3. For me the main problem with linux is:
    1) I gain a lot of time because things work really fast in Linux.
    2) I loose all that "gained time" trying to find a solution for something that doesn't work out of the box (and used to work perfectly in Windows).

    So te result is: I DON'T DO ANYTHING FASTER THAN WINDOWS, AND AT THE END, I FEEL MORE FRUSTRATED.
    If you use Linux for things that come working right out of the box, is amazing.
    If you find something that doesn't work in Linux and try to solve it …. get ready for some long hours wasted.

    … and no, I'm not a newbie.

  4. Tried a couple Linux systems but eventually went over to win 11, being a gamer I found it too big of a hassle to get anything to work. Found linux fast but could hardly get anything done.

  5. EXACTLY!! Same experience here, and I heard “welll it’s a bit Of a learning curve.” I beg to differ (Non-technical person here) so yeah, how helpful is oh you just have to play with it until you get to figuring it out. And yes I read the manual. Smh – it’s NOT an Easy transition in any way shape form or sense of the word. Learning curve be damned

  6. I've used Linux for the last 10 years. I do remember how hard it was for me in the beginning. I've taken a couple of Linux classes and watched numerous hours of youtube videos. I've experienced people who were very helpful and I've experienced the not so helpful people. I'm not sure if blaming the OS is the correct answer. I think some people, in general, will take the time and truly try to help the Linux noobs while others take a more aggressive stance. But I think when you blame the Linux OS you are wrong.

  7. I was a Windows user since 2002. I switched to Linux 4 months ago. I selected Zorin. I am a moderately heavy computer user. The OS easily installed. 90% of my Windows programs work through Wine. I found reasonable replacements for the rest.

  8. Liron, you have made me feel much better for not even taking the bait and investigating Linux. I hate the idea of spending hours upon hours trying to learn how to use something. And I am not ready to deal with snarky, arrogant people whose idea of helping is insulting you. It appears there is no real advantage to switching to Linux for us folks who just want to plug n play.

  9. So i watched the whole video….and I see what you did there…."you approached this as normal windows user who has very little experience….just turn the PC on and things just work". There is nothing wrong with that at all since thats how windows for years have trained their normal fan base.

    I ran into the same issue when I decided to fully migrate to Linux…my goal was can I use office applications and can I play games. Yes you are correct there are tribes within the linux community but I have found out many of those as just a bunch on infantile teens.

    No argument on your points. Most either go with Ubuntu as their first linux distron or Mint. Once you are comfortable with it move on to something else.

    Great video and very good points but dont scare your viewers of not using LInux… after windows 7 and beyond i did not became a fan of their ecco system and their data mining of users just not for me.

    Ever since I switch i dont have to worry about virus unless youre an idiot install something without having a clue…
    When it comes to the GPU's AMD has the driver baked into the kernel so it works out of the box…for Nvidia you have install separate package…

    If you are looking for a robust wiki take a look at the archwiki there is no bullshit the wiki holds your hands.

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/

  10. I use only linux on all my computers and server which I use for home assistant. I use windows only on my work computer. For me learning how windows works is waste of time. People coming from windows to try linux usually come with a thought that linux is some version of windows. But it isn't. Yes, it's hard in the beginning as you have to learn a lot but on the other hand a very small percentage of windows users have any clue how this os is working. Great majority is just clicking next. In the end as someone told you rtfm is a good advice because manuals are very good in linux. I understand that people want 5 minute fix solution but things doesnt work that way. The important thing is that there is a choice. You can always use windows or any flavor of linux thar suits best your needs.

  11. The only realistic use of Linux for home users is to resurrect old machines. Otherwise, there is absolutely no point in installing it in modern decent machines and have all the limitations. Unless you're a masochist.

  12. I used Linux for a couple of years and left it after so many frustrations. That was 10 years ago. I still kept a bit of love for it, thinking of coming back one day. I came back to it this week… I thought: things much have improved after all those years, right? Wrong! Still the same sh*t. The only realistic use of Linux for home users is to resurrect old machines. Otherwise, there is absolutely no point in installing it in modern decent machines and have all the limitations. Unless you're a masochist.

  13. I recently made my third attempt to move to Linux. On the one hand it worked so much better – my peripherals all just worked and an old underpowered netbook which can't support windows now has a new lease of life.

    On the other hand, whilst I DID find examples and tutorials to write the code to make my marble mouse work in Linux, it's as if these were written simply as "this is how I like MY mouse set up and here's the code" NOT "here's the logic behind the command structure", enabling me to tailor it to fit my slightly nonstandard mouse button setup.

    Overall I'm keeping Linux but as dual boot with windows. I'm now in the fortunate position where 98% of what I want to do can be done on Linux but there is still 2% where I KNOW Linux can IN THEORY deal with my requirement, it's just that the "helpful developers" seem to have been driven out by sarcastic know it alls. It's such a shame when I have to boot into Windows – and it is NOT because Linux solutions are totally unavailable, it's typically because the instructions typically come from people who tell me how to solve THEIR problem rather than WHY the commands are like THIS and so enabling me to confidently alter them to solve MY 2% problem.

  14. Why not try/use Android X86 on your computer? I tried LineageOS (which is an Android "distro" if you care to call it that) on an old laptop not too long ago and was mildly impressed! Chances are pretty good that most everyone is already familiar with Android too. So, why not try it (and do a video)?

  15. I'm a long time Linux user and I agree with you on some of those things when it comes to spme hardware support but really pisses me off more than anything when it comes to transferring from Windows to Linux are the desktop environments for Linux, many of them do not give you a seamless experience. KDE is the closest thing to Windows and has way more customisations than gnome but kde is kind of going downhill over the years because of people favoring lame gnome. I feel for Linux to be a viable alternative to Windows people they need to really think long and hard on their graphical interface experience they punt to the command line way too much and need to give more when it comes to Administration standpoint and a GUI

  16. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE W11… love… loved actually.
    It worked PERFECTLY on my 7yr old system (4yr old gfx card). Until last weekend when they issued a forced update for all RTM versions prior to the 5 October one (so the pre-final version that is).
    The update destroyed SSD performance and MS only decided to issue a hotfix for nVme SSD users. My motherboard doesn't háve an nVme slot. So I'm back on W10.

    BUT … replying a bit ontopic on this video, I do use ZorinOS on the same computer. I've tried several Linux distro's, but ZorinOS actually is the only one I didn't have to configure because everything works on it. I'm a music producer and DJ and all my Windows/OSX-only software work on ZorinOS without installing mods/additional kexts. Charmy. Check it out. I'm was a longtime Linux Mint user, but switched to ZorinOS in 2017.

  17. I'm a windows person. Thinking to try Linux. I saw a lot of videos of Zorine OS. But afraid. Choose this coz a lot of people says its completable with windows app. Can you make a experience review for this? It will helpful for newbe

  18. Yes and no – it all depends on what you need to achieve. I have never bothered asking for help on-line as I've found all discussion forums to be somewhat hostile. Web sites and more recently Youtube provide reasonable information. The biggest problem I find is that there is too much information and a lot of it is out of date or just slightly incomplete or faulty. Piecing together the answer is what takes time.
    We have been using Linux exclusively for many years for desktops and servers and haven't had any significant problems in a long time – we don't play any computer games. We have been using the same distro for longer than I can remember and it's not one recommended by the usual "Linux experts".
    I am still running several old DOS programs from the 1980s and a couple of Windows 3.1 vintage programs. These technical programs run fine under Linux – they seem to be more reliable than they were way back then, definitely a lot faster on newer PCs.
    I often have people ask "what's that, it doesn't look like Windows", and often hear associates talking about problems that I haven't had since I used XP. I generally don't recommend that Windows users try Linux as they inevitably complain that it doesn't work like Windows and they must have their one favorite Windows program. No worries, just use Windows.
    We are happy to be the odd ones out with PCs that run reliably for weeks between reboots, do updates in the background while we work and take a few hours to version-upgrade once every 4 years.
    I have just been experimenting with a desktop PC that boots and shuts down in 5 seconds, runs all the usual Linux office programs and uses 2 to 7 watts of power. The down-side is that I have to get used to another distro. Still, it's pretty cool where this technology is going.

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