For this article I’m not going to deep dive, just open the topic.
I will tell you what it is – an operating system. When I write that, I get the feeling people think; “oh too difficult, I’m not a geek.” In fact its no different in functionality to windows and far more robust.
How to get it – I personally have it on a bootable memory stick,
but you can burn it to CD/DVD…if your computer still has this function.
If not, get a five year old to help you.
I am currently using Linux Mint available here,
but there are lots of choices.
Here is a cool thing – you can effectively run Linux straight out of the box.
You can boot up and be online in 5 minutes.
Choose between encrypted (business secure) or normal – *easier for kids.
I have a 3 year old and a 7 year old. They just want Youtube.
Once you’re started – open “Software Manager.”
Load up Chromium (the open source version of Chrome),
Bleachbit (like CCleaner on windows) -“as used by Hillary Clinton”
and GIMP (don’t tell me you don’t know what GIMP is – free Photoshop)
or Blender (cool 3D graphics – free)
If you have windows programs you like, load up a virtual drive (free)
or use compatibility tool, Wine, to run windows software on Linux
– or go with dual boot – choosing either Linux, Mac or …
Windows on start up.
And that’s it!
10 minutes from plugging in the computer.
I’m beginning to feel your attention wandering at this point,
so lets wrap for today.
#Linux #OS #OpenSource