What if a Lifelong Linux User Tried Windows or macOS for the First Time? – It’s FOSS News

Do you remember Linus Sebastian (from Linus Tech Tips) trying out Linux for gaming? He ended up deleting the desktop environment despite a clear warning shown in the terminal.

Considering he utilizes Windows as his daily driver to play games, switching to Linux will definitely need some time.

So, is this a Linux issue? Or is Linus doing it all wrong? Bet ya!

It’s Time More Linux Distros and DEs Become ‘Linus-Proof’

The past few weeks have rattled the desktop Linux community. Popular tech YouTuber Linus, not Torvalds but Sebastian, decided to use Linux on desktop for a month. Linus Sebastian wanted to see if Linux has gotten to the point where it is user friendly enough that any tech nerd can

Or, is it that any user unfamiliar with an operating system encounters problems during their first trials?

So, here, you get to read a different perspective of a Linux user trying Windows or macOS for the first time.

Will it be a smooth sail? Or will it be as bad as Linus’s experience with Linux?

It is definitely going to be something exciting…

Scott Williams (a Senior DevOps Engineer) imagined the scenario in a series of tweets.

Enable TPM 2.0 for Windows 11?

Considering Windows 11 is the latest available Windows version. How can Scott install it?

How to enable TPM 2.0? How to find it in the BIOS menu? Is it safe to enable TPM 2.0? Should I flash a newer BIOS? Will I brick my motherboard in the process of updating the BIOS?

These are some of the questions, every Linux user (and even Windows/macOS users) will have when they want to upgrade their system to Windows 11.

With Linux distributions, we never have to do such a peculiar thing to make it work. Even in 2022. But, Windows 11 wants you to know about the BIOS settings or the TPM chip before you can upgrade to it.

While Scott mentions about an older laptop, it is worth noting that even with the latest motherboards (for instance Z590), you may have to tweak the BIOS or flash a newer BIOS version to support Windows 11.

This is incredibly inconvenient, even for technical users because updating BIOS comes with its own risks.

Do I Need an Antivirus Software? Which One?

While Apple’s XProtect and Windows Defender should be good for basics, there are several options when it comes to Antivirus if you want enhanced protection.

And, with so many choices and paid reviews online, it is tough to know what’s actually a genuine option and if you should spend for it.

A Linux user will often wonder: Why do I even need this? Won’t this affect the performance? What do I do with so many protection features? Isn’t Windows a secure operating system?

iCloud and macOS: A Love Story?

Linux users are not fond of integrated cloud services. They either mount a cloud storage drive (or a network drive).

Even if they opt for a cloud storage service, it should work as per their explicit actions. However, with macOS, you will be constantly reminded of iCloud while Siri popping up in between.

Linux User Cleans the Registry

With so …….

Source: https://news.itsfoss.com/linux-user-trying-windows-macos/

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