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Linux Newbie - since 1996

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!

Windows 11

This is the Foundation Post for this Windows 11 page:

Snippets – Over the past 20 months, I discovered that Linux “Desktop OS” was a terrible OS for normal ‘Desktop Duty’ – Linus Torvalds says it better Here: ‘For the last 20 years, I kept hearing how Linux on the Desktop would go mainstream in “five years.” “One of the problems Desktop” Linux has is it’s not made for “normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…”

Windows 10 experienced slow Desktop OS user acceptance after the Windows 8 & 8.1 disasters, but last year Windows 10 went over 1-Billion users, and by April 27, 2021 it had gone over 1.3-Billion users. “Normal” Desktop/Laptop OS users *LOVE* Windows 10, and there will be no slow acceptance of Windows 11.

I will be watching for when the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool becomes available, and do early upgrades on at least some of my Five of my Computers. Right now, the Download Windows 10 webpage is still up, but that should change around October 5th, 2021.

Here are some Search Results on how I purchased, installed, and activated Windows 10 OEM keys in the past. I believe there is a post or two on how to still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in that list.


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10/30/2022: Zorin 16.2: ‘The alternative to Windows – secure & privacy-respecting‘, but does it *REALLY* want to attract Windows users?

10/16/2022: LURE (Linux User REpository) – ‘Bringing AUR to All Linux Distros‘ & why “normal people” using Linux as their Primary OS are truly ‘ABnormal

10/9/2022: List of Linux OSes: 600+ reasons why ‘Year of the Linux Desktop‘ is never going to arrive & why Chrome OS @ 2.18% vs Linux @ 2.09%

Derek Taylor Series:

22H2 Series:

9/19/2022: Nobara Linux 36 ‘New modified version of Fedora Linux, for normal point & click users, and tailored for gaming, streaming, and content creation experience out of the box.

9/11/2022: Old Computers are a *SERIOUS* Security Risk in an age of increasing digital information vulnerability – ‘Would you fly in an aircraft that was three years past its maintenance cycle?

August 2022 Windows 11 series:

8/10/2022: Vanilla‘ Arch Linux Cinnamon vs Porteus 5.0 Linux Cinnamon – Attn: Windows 11 & Windows 10 users

8/6/2022: Linux as a ‘Companion OS‘ to Windows 11 – focusing on stable, portable, fast, lightweight, and ‘Passwordless‘ Porteus-v5.0 & Sparky 7.0 Linux OSes

7/30/2022: Malware, OS Stats, and Windows 11 – Part 2: Are you serious about your PC Security? Then it’s time to move to Windows 11…Think Security!

7/29/2022: Malware, OS Stats, and Windows 11 – Part 1: ‘92% of malware is still delivered via email‘ & “Linux malware numbers soared by close to 650%.”

July 2022 Porteus v5.0 series:

6/25/2022: KaOS 2022.06: perfect ‘KDE Plasma Trainer‘ for interested Linux users & a great little Linux OS for potential Windows users: A new review – *PLUS* – an update on using the “Pin to Task Manager” method of adding app icons to the Panel instead of the “Add to Panel (Widget)” method.

6/7/2022: Linux ‘Passwordless‘ *VERSUS* annoying Linux ‘Nanny‘ – ATTENTION: Microsoft Windows users

5/21/2022: Ultramarine Linux: Based on Fedora® – ‘Making sure things don’t break is our top priority.‘ More of a ‘Linux Working OS‘, but wid lots of power behind it. Great prospect for potential Windows users, providing both ease of use & a portable secondary OS.

5/10/2022: Fedora 36 Cinnamon SPIN – Windows 10/11 user? Thinking about checking Linux out? This is the Linux Distro that gives you all of it, from stability to bleeding-edge.

4/10/2022: Porteus 5.0-rc3 CINNAMON – ‘Install LibreOffice 7.3.2 w/ Help from Porteus Forum‘

4/3/2022: Porteus CINNAMON v4.0: Fulltime Root user option + great ‘Companion OS‘ for Win 10/11 & Linux Testing – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes‘

3/17/2022: Windows 11 on roughly 270 *MILLION* PCs Worldwide in February 2022 AdDuplex Report

12/30/2021: Arch Linux GUI – Vanilla Arch Linux w/ Calamares Installer ‘n Root User login

12/26/2021: Garuda Linux – User Friendly w/ Five GUI Software ‘n Package Managers?!?

12/17/2021: Kaisen Linux System Rescue – Great Secondary OS, for Windows 11 users, wid ‘Portability‘ & ‘Rescue‘ ability.

11/17/2021: Ventoy ‘A new bootable USB solution‘ – Open Source Tools ‘n Apps are also for Windows 11 users – TidBits ‘n Gadgets

11/08/2021: Windows 11 “This PC” icon – Create ‘n Pin “This PC” icon to the Windows 11 Taskbar

10/20/2021: Build a Windows 11 PC w/ junk, spare parts, old components, and a $12.99 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM Global CD-KEY

10/09/2021: Windows 11 – \o/ ’Hippity hip Hoorah’ \o/ – Upgrading Dell XPS 13 Laptop to Windows 11 Pro

10/05/2021: Windows 11 – \o/ ’Hippity hip Hoorah’ \o/ – It’s *HERE* ‘n here’s how to upgrade to it now!


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