I keep seeing people asking for advice relating to getting started
in Linux, and the advice they get is often quite disorganized, in large
part because of where they're asking. For instance: jumping into a
distro-nonspecific discussion forum such as TR, and asking for what's
the "best" distribution of Linux to use, is likely to elicit sixteen
answers from a dozen people, followed by a whole lot of debate,
sometimes highly technical and other times full of crap. Similar
problems arise with other pieces of advice for which a putative
penguinista might ask, and really it helps to find a clear, coherent
discussion of the options, along with advice on how to accomplish what
you're aiming to do that is similarly clear and coherent.
That's what I aim to do with this. Before I get anywhere near the
end of my Understanding OSes series (and I may never finish ? I'll
probably come up with ever-more stuff about which to write as I keep
learning more), I'm declaring the intent to begin a new series. Welcome
to the Windows->Linux series.
I'll probably start with some cautionary statements about if/when
you should make the leap from Windows to Linux, what to expect, and how
to get help when you need it. That's even more fundamentally important
than your choice of distro, since it'll help you out with everything
you do in your transition from one OS to another.
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Linux: To Migrate or Not To Migrate
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