Still On Windows 7? Canonical Says It’s Time To Switch To Linux

Windows 7 reached its end of support deadline quite recently. It clearly means that Windows 7 devices are no longer eligible for technical support and security updates. If you are one of those loyal Windows 7 fans who haven’t upgraded yet, your production machine is prone to serious potential risks.

However, Microsoft recommends its users that they should upgrade to the latest version of Windows as soon as possible. Notably, there are two ways to switch to Windows 10. You can either clean install the operating system or purchase a new system with pre-installed Windows 10 OS.

Speaking of Windows 10, we can not deny the fact that thousands of users are still hesitant to upgrade to Windows 10. Their hesitation is pretty much obvious because of the series of bugs that come along with each update.

This is one of the reasons many people are now looking for a Linux-based operating system. But many of them don’t have any idea about the upgrade process. They are concerned about the hardware incompatibility issues and more.

Encourages Windows 7 Users To Switch To Linux

If you are one of those, we have a piece of good news for you. Canonical has recently released an official guide that will help you to switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. It is worth noting that the guide provides a detailed list of different Windows versions and their Linux alternatives.

For those how aren’t aware, Ubuntu comes with broad hardware support. So, there is a good chance that you may not have to manually install drivers in order to use the PC. Here is how Canonical explains the advantages of Ubuntu:

“However, one of the great advantages of Ubuntu is that it can run from live media, like DVD or USB thumb drive, without having to install it to the hard disk. This means you can fully trial Ubuntu on your computer to see whether you like the look & feel, test the applications, and check the hardware support – all without making any modifications to your computer! If you find something you don’t like, you can simply try a different Linux distribution.”

Moreover, Canonical published a detailed guide on “Why you should upgrade Windows 7 to Ubuntu”. Needless to say, there is a common misconception that there is no alternative to popular Windows programs on Linux. Many people don’t know that they can easily find some good alternative programs for Linux as well.

Thus, those Windows 7 users who are not yet ready to upgrade to Windows 10, consider upgrading to Ubuntu. This official guide has been designed to make it easier for you to backup your data and switch to Linux.


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Alex Schoff


Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.
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