As a staunch Windows OS supporter, it's been quite a few years since I've installed a Linux distro for myself to experiment with. Why? The installation process (at the time I experimented last time) was complicated and frustrating, as was just using Linux itself.
So, after reading a few questions and comments here and there, I decided it was time to give it another shot. I first downloaded and set up an Ubuntu Studio ISO in an Oracle VM Virtualbox VM. I was suitably impressed with both the installation and relative (and intuitive) ease of use.
Encouraged by that result, I decided to try another Linux distro called ChaletOS which claimed it would give newbies like me an easier transition to Linux by giving me a familiar GUI interface to Windows 7. Again, I wasn't disappointed. Linux distros have indeed come a long way since I last experimented.
Installation was an absolute breeze and puts both Windows 7 and Windows 10 installers to shame! Ease of use? Fantastic, especially with the ChaletOS build. I think I'm starting to understand why Linux tends to have such a 'cult' type following.
I've still got a lot to learn and experiment with, but my first impressions are nothing but positive. If you're in a similar position to me, I'd encourage you to give Linux another try. By setting up in a Virtual Machine, you have nothing to lose and potentially, much to gain.
Season Greetings and A Prosperous New Year for 2021 - and a Big Thank You from Andy!
In what has become an annual Andy EE Tradition, Many Thanks to all the VMware and Virtualisation Questions I've answered this year and for making EE what it is, an Excellent Community of Technical Folk from around the World.
We all live in very trying times, with COVID-19 this year, and I hope you and your families are safe, and hopefully, with vaccines which have now been developed it will not be soon, and the World can return to normal without the fear of COVID-19, and hopefully this time next yeat COIVID-19 will be a thing of the past.
I've analysed the data, and here is a thank you.
Here's a pie-chart
Some familiar names, and I hope your VMware and Virtualisation issues are solved, I've included the Anonymous users as well!
Merry Christmas and Hope to see you in the New Year.