Switching to Ubuntu 16.04 from windows 7/10 ecosystem

It is a well known fact that most of the servers around the world are powered by GNU/Linux operating systems. GNU/Linux operating systems are preferred over their competitors because of it's security, features, stability, performance, less prone to virus behavior ..etc.

But despite of several benefits of GNU/Linux over it's competitors, it has comparatively less hold on desktop computers. This is owing historical reasons and non-friendly behavior of GNU/Linux distributions. Over the years, several GNU/Linux based operating systems were emerged and some of them were successful in marking their presence and attracting more users.

Ubuntu - GNU/Linux OS backed by Canonical - is one of the example of modern GNU/Linux distribution. This operating system runs on wide range of platforms including server computers, clouds, mobile devices, desktops, embedded systems ..etc.

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When it is known that Ubuntu has multiple critical benefits over other operating systems like Windows, the question is why not to shift from Windows to Ubuntu. An article published pcwdld portal is trying to address this issue. It explains how to convert a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04 to give a Windows 7/10 experience.

As Network and Sys Admins who’ve been in the business for years now, we’ve been looking for ways to minimize our risk of exploitation and the continual need to update our workstations every Tuesday – so what better way to do that then to jump on the Linux bandwagon and figure out a way to finally make the switch over to Ubuntu.

We’re consistently logging into web servers that run Ubuntu 14.04 to administrate our LEMP Stack and we’ve become rather familiar with NGINX as well. So why not just make the switch over to an Ubuntu Desktop for our primary OS too? One of our engineers decided to take the leap into the unknown and configure his Ubuntu 16.04 LTS setup to mimic his old Windows 10 Workstation that he grew so accustomed to using, day-in and day-out.

Right off the bat, getting Ubuntu installed was a piece of Cake – we initially installed the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a virtual machine to test it out and try to get it configured in a way that we could utilize some basic tools we needed for every day network management and monitoring tasks.
Read complete article in pcwdld portal.

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