Windows to Linux Considerations

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vasa1, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. vasa1

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    Articles like these that take the "mystery" out of partitioning can do nothing but help those new to Linux. The biggest mistake those new to Linux make is not considering even the smallest of things they do on a daily basis. You've got to come prepared for everything. Print out as many "wiki" articles that you can, have a backup disk ready in case the whole thing goes to heck, make sure your hardware is at least partially supported, all of this stuff needs consideration. I'd also write down a few of the more common commands in case you find yourself with X problems and such.

    There's no such thing as simply popping the disk in and expecting everything to be rosy (as a newbie). Although it's certainly nowhere near the migraine-inducing experience it was several years ago. These days, if you're careful about wireless and graphics cards, and, in some cases, printers..and you know exactly what kind of software you need and know there is a suitable alternative, you should have a pretty good experience.
     
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