- Aug 25, 2020
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Why do some people choose Linux over Windows 10?..Is it safer or less cumbersome..When I look at it, it looks like an old way of computing.
I like to keep a live thumb drive (a bootable version) of a linux distro lying around and pop it in now and again to play around with the OS. I would recommend you do the same. All you do is; find the distro you like to use (I like Zorin), download the ISO and create a bootable thumb drive with Rufus (Rufus is a bootable drive creator that's free). Then to use said drive, insert into USB port on PC, reboot, at post beep start tapping the F12. This will bypass the BIOS and bring you straight into the boot menu, from there just find your thumb drive, select it and hit enter. Now you will boot from the USB to your linux distro.Why do some people choose Linux over Windows 10?..Is it safer or less cumbersome..When I look at it, it looks like an old way of computing.
Me, too. But I carry the bootable Thumb drive mostly to use in diagnosing whether a problem is with hardware or with the installed OS. Also of importance is the included GPARTED program for some managing of drive partitions that can't be done while booted into Windows [can't kill itself].I like to keep a live thumb drive (a bootable version) of a li nux distro lying around and pop it in now and again to play around with the OS. I would recommend you do the same.
LOL! Knowing MS, it wont be easy. Also what version of Linux is WSL1 and WSL2.Sorry, forgot the link!
Install Windows Subsystem for Linux with the command, wsl --install. Use a Bash terminal on your Windows machine run by your preferred Linux distribution - Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Kali, Fedora, Pengwin, Alpine, and more are available.docs.microsoft.com
Still trying to work out how to use it
I'm not doing Linux on Windows, have a Dell Inspiron 580 Desktop, Inspiron 11 3000 Notebook and an HP 15" Notebook with Linux Mint installed. Only the 11" was a new purchase about 3 years ago [unannounced special at Wal*Mart for $139] but with only a 32GB drive couldn't continue with Win10 Upgrades/updates. The other 2 are rehabs instead of going to the landfill.LOL! Knowing MS, it wont be easy. Also what version of Linux is WSL1 and WSL2.
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