Tutorials for switching from Windows 7

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thomzane
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Beigetreten: 02/28/2019

Canonical is writing doc to convert Windows 7 users to Ubuntu since
Windows 7 is no longer supported.  Would someone like to write the
Trisquel equivalent of this?

Source:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/linux/ubuntu-invites-windows-7-users-with-linux-switch-guides/

Original (Requires JS):
https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop

Related blog:
https://ubuntu.com/blog/why-you-should-upgrade-windows-7-to-ubuntu

Related blog:
https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-upgrade-from-windows-7-to-ubuntu-hardware-and-software-considerations

Sign the FSF's Windows 7 petition if you have not yet! u.fsf.org/upcycle

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Michael
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IrishUSA
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Beigetreten: 12/03/2016

Wow, they sure gloss over the "back up your data" issue which is absolutely crucial for the kind of person who would need this sort of dumbed-down hand-holding, and who would blame the new OS and "Linux" as a whole over losing. Plus zero information about how to import your data into Ubuntu, let alone settings such as web bookmarks/favorites, passwords, desktop backgrounds, and other things that total newbies will sorely miss and be unable to do without step-by-step help.

thomzane
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Beigetreten: 02/28/2019

That is an important set of steps!

Best,
Michael
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On 1/29/20 11:24 AM, name at domain wrote:
> Wow, they sure gloss over the "back up your data" issue which is
> absolutely crucial for the kind of person who would need this sort of
> dumbed-down hand-holding, and who would blame the new OS and "Linux"
> as a whole over losing.  Plus zero information about how to import
> your data into Ubuntu, let alone settings such as web
> bookmarks/favorites, passwords, desktop backgrounds, and other things
> that total newbies will sorely miss and be unable to do without
> step-by-step help.

nadebula.1984
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Beigetreten: 05/01/2018

Before switching from Losedows to Trisquel, there are so many things must be done.

But generally, former Losedows victims should learn to use free/open formats. This frees them from digital dark age and vendor lock-in.

With this step done, then former Losedows users should re-install a copy of Losedows 8.1/10 and learn to use it with mostly free/libre software.

Next, they can try to test GNU/Linux distributions (no worse than Debian/Fedora) in virtual machine.

Finally, when they have no problem when using GNU/Linux in VM, they can finally switch to it.

calher

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Beigetreten: 06/19/2015

On 1/30/20 8:51 AM, name at domain wrote:
> With this step done, then former Losedows users should re-install a copy
> of Losedows 8.1/10 and learn to use it with mostly free/libre software.

The issue of installing Windows aside, this will greatly decrease the
amount of software available.

That said, I purposely choose packages that can be run on Windows.

Firefox
Tor Browser
Thunderbird
Gajim
HexChat
qTox
Mumble
KeePassXC
Telegram Desktop
LibreOffice
CHIRP

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nadebula.1984
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Beigetreten: 05/01/2018

Switching to GNU/Linux on bare metal should be the last step. I've seen countless GNU/Linux beginners turned back to Losedows simply because s/he couldn't do certain trivial things under GNU/Linux. And after such "unsuccessful" experiences, they became even less interested in free/libre software. In other words, their efforts to switch to a free/libre operating system backfired.

Another important thing is to teach beginners which trivial things are those that they should never expect to do under GNU/Linux. For example, handling proprietary formats, playing DRM-encumbered media, or communicating via proprietary protocols.

Free software builds for Losedows are not in short supply. Although there are many things that can be done much more efficiently under GNU/Linux than under Losedows.

loldier
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Beigetreten: 02/17/2016

Microsoft has set out on the path to make GNU/Linux redundant. UNIX-like tools are starting to be available natively.

https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

https://www.howtogeek.com/336775/how-to-enable-and-use-windows-10s-built-in-ssh-commands/

Ignacio Agulló
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Beigetreten: 07/30/2019

On 31/01/20 13:40, wrote:
> Microsoft has set out on the path to make GNU/Linux redundant.
> UNIX-like tools are starting to be available natively.

Microsoft is an important collaborator to GNU/Linux now, so it is
no wonder that we get to see some of their work on software available on
Windows NT.

You could say that GNU/Linux is being made redundant.. or that they
are gradually migrating Windows NT to GNU/Linux, starting with the
network layers.

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nadebula.1984
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Beigetreten: 05/01/2018

Microsoft is an important collaborator to Linux kernel only. It is still hostile to GNU (copyleft). Don't expect Microsoft (or Apple, Google, etc.) to support copyleft.

Andy
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Beigetreten: 02/02/2020

Oh Dear - Hope it is not true - I came to Ubuntu 16 first and then Trisquel 8 on my old HP G60 laptop running terrible Vista Home Premium SP2. - Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo 2.00Ghz 3.00 GB RAM which I love to use again with Trisquel. This migration was so that I could get as far away from MSoft doogal etc as possible.