I’m finally making the full transition from Windows to Linux


Today is the day I plan on switching my desktop computer (HP Pavilion HPE) with Windows 7 over to a Linux distro. I’ve ran lots of different Linux flavors (debian, mint, ubuntu) in virtual machines while doing some dev work, but I’ve never made the full leap to a Linux-only desktop. There are a couple major reasons why I’ve kept Windows around on my desktop as long as I have.

  1. Gaming
  2. Netflix
  3. Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop

Now, with Steam making the move over to Linux, Compholio’s Netflix desktop app, and the fact that I don’t use Photoshop or Illustrator anymore (if I did need a graphics editor, there are nice free ones available) makes now the perfect time to get off Windows. I really don’t like the direction Windows is going and that’s the topic of a whole other blog post so I won’t get into it here.

I’m currently in the process of backing up my files to an external HDD, then I should be all ready to make the transition.

What do you think?