Used Car Quote

Used Car Buying Tips – info on getting your best deal Buying new cars, used car tips and resources for a great deal…

It’s finally here, Linux is now easier to use than Windows

IT professionals never stop learning and every learner is different. The SPOTO Way offers five simple steps that can be used for any learning style. Watch. Learn. Connect. Do. Conquer. Learn more about SPOTO Business Solutions.
Linux was slow in its beginnings. It was not compatible with many types of hardware and software. Its commands were a barrier to entry for most people. Today, Linux can be found in almost every server room, from Fortune 500 companies and school districts.
Ask IT professionals and they will tell you that Linux is much easier than Windows. Windows is still the preferred enterprise OS but it may not be the right solution for every company. Here’s how Linux is more user-friendly than Windows.
A computer without an operating system is nothing more than a pile of silicon and metal that repeats the dreadful “operating system not located” message. It is easy to install Windows or any modern Linux distribution. Start from the CD, then press “Next” several times. Name it and wait.
Learn how to become a security expert with SPOTO’s Cybersecurity Training
Start training
Anyone who has ever installed Windows from scratch will tell you that finding drivers can be a frustrating task. It’s a classic Catch-22. Windows doesn’t have the network adapter drivers. You will need to download them online. You won’t be able to connect online if you don’t have the network adapter drivers.
Once you are online, you will struggle with the support site (good luck) until downloading your model. You’ll have everything you need after a dozen installs. Or, you might be faced with several (or more) “unknown device” in your device manager. What are they? How many computers have you got to load? Yikes.
Sorry if this scenario triggered PTSD. But we had to do it. This one is a bit more difficult. You can go back 15 years and install Linux. Drivers were not your biggest concern. Reaching a command line was a great victory with the right (or incorrect) distro. This ubiquitous reputation for pain inspired many classic xkcds.
Installation is now easy thanks to Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Mint, or others. Autoconfiguration has evolved. Drivers? If you need them, they work. Drivers are not required for many Linux distributions. The best thing about Linux is that it doesn’t need to be rebooted like Windows.
Linux installations take less time than Windows. In some cases, it may take even less time. Some users reported that it took them three hours to set up Windows 10. IT professionals who take the time and correctly configure their Linux server will enjoy stable machines that almost never need to be rebooted, service restarts or maintenance downtime.
Updates that are simple, seamless, and effective
Every OS needs to be updated once it is installed. Updates… it’s almost like we want to add fuel to the fire that we started with drivers. Google “Windows 10 update broken” to see the flames grow. Every major Windows 10 update seems more broken than it fixes.
Weekly updates are also available. If you’re lucky enough, it could reach 100. Don’t get too excited. You will need to reboot at least once. Don’t worry. Your job is safe. You will be busy and employed by tickets about failed updates, broken upgrades, and updates to existing updates.
What is Linux’s response? Most Linux distros will ask you to install updates. However, they’ll do it in the background so that you can continue working. There are no forced updates. You have the option to choose when updates should occur. For major kernel updates, you will only need to reboot about once every three months.
Many Linux distros make it easy for you to update. Ubuntu, for example, can be updated from the web.

Back to top