Migrating From Windows To Linux — Then You Will Love These 5 Awesome Linux Distributions

Are you planning to migrating from Windows to Linux ?

Then you should check this list of some awesome  Linux distributions for Windows users.

Privacy concern people who earlier fond with Windows are moving to Linux world, and the first thing most of them will face is choosing a right distro that wouldn’t confuse them.

Since Linux have totally different approach to users than Windows and new users who loves Windows for its easiness will feel uncomfortable. Luckily for those there are some distributions of Linux that will help a new migrating  from Windows to Linux users to love Linux environment.

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Linux Distros For Users Migrating From Windows To Linux :

1. Zorin OS

Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for newcomers to Linux. Since Zorin had a generalized Windows look, users who are migrating from Windows to Linux will feel right at home. The Look Changer inside Zorin OS lets you change your desktop to look and act like either Windows 7, XP, 2000, Ubuntu Unity, Mac OS X or GNOME 2 for ultimate ease of use.

2. ChaletOS

ChaletOS is one of the most suitable Linux distro for Windows users by its looks. Chalet comes with a complete and unique customization set which is quite comparable to that of Zorin OS but much more extensive and consistent all through the operating system.

Latest ChaletOS  is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), offering users the same level of support as Canonical offers their users.

3. Robolinux

Robolinux will attract users with its uniqueness. I think you know you can’t run Windows programs in Linux environment unless you install a virtual machine like WINE or PlayOnLinux. If your are migrating form Windows to Linux and also likes to bring all programs with you, then Robolinux is the right option to choose.

Robolinux includes Stealth VM, a virtual machine that they claim can run any Windows program without any lag. In addition, Robolinux has a tool that allows you to clone your entire Windows C drive. This means that you can migrate all of your pre-existing programs and data.

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4. Elementary OS

Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu and my personal choice of distro to those who are migrating from Windows to Linux . Since Elementary OS doesn’t have a Windows-like UI — more or less a MAC lookalike — it is one of the distro you are going to enjoy.

5. Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a free, complete, and open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X which contains everything you need to work, play or share. Kubuntu is an official flavour of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the Unity graphical environment.

6. Linux Mint

And the last one in the list is popular Linux Mint. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and it is the one of the popular distro for newbies.  Linux Mint provides full out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications.

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  1. Virtual machines are emulated computers. They have their own overhead (memory, CPU, and hard drive useage) associated with running the VM itself, and you have to install and boot an operating system like Windows on the VM. WINE is NOT a virtual machine. It is .dll support for linux. It allows programs to run native in Linux, but it is by no means flawless. It doesn’t have nearlymus much overhead as a VM, but many programs won’t run under WINE. Play On Linux is only a collection of WINE configuration settings that work better for different programs. Without WINE, it is nothing, but with WINE, it helps considerably to get the programs it supports to run properly.

    A lot of software won’t run using WINE. For these programs, you must use a virtual machine like VMware, Virtual Box, or QEMU/KVM. If so, make sure you have a machine that’s beefy enough to emulate hardware, boot a second operating system inside linux AND run the software you want to run. This isn’t a trivial distinction. It is important to understand the difference between these two methods of running Windows software under Linux and realize the limitations of each method when determining how to best achieve the results you desire.

  2. I have a laptop running Windows 10 now I want upgrade to Linux without losing my programs so which of the listed above you will recommend for me?

    • Actually you can’t install Linux alone without losing programs in Windows. If you really need that installed programs then you have to dual boot Linux with Windows


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