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Convert Windows PC to Linux (Ubuntu)

Ramiro
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Imagine for a moment that you're stranded on a desert island. You're a software developer and have been using Linux systems or an Apple Mac ever since you were old enough to type on a keyboard. Yet the only things that you were able to bring with you to your desert island was a Windows machine, and enough tea and biscuits to last a lifetime. Luckily the island already has an internet connection — what do you do?

Okay, you could just download Ubuntu and install it onto a Virtual Machine, but there is another way. Which as it happens, also involves installing Ubuntu...

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Convert Windows PC to Linux (Ubuntu)

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Vicent

Do you want linux in your computer? Just install linux and enjoy ;)

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Maamar

Or you can just install linux subsystem since you can get any distro you want

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Vicent

Or you can just install any linux distro you want on your computer

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Maamar

let's say you are front end dev and you need Photoshop/ Adobe XD linux SubSystem is better
or do like me have Dual Boot System Ubunto / Windows10

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Oliver Kelso

I use WSL on Windows 10 to run Ubuntu. It's awesome and works almost flawlessly. It makes my dev environment so much smoother and easier to use, and I get access to bash :)

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Maamar

like i said use a subsys linux on windows 10

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David S.

If you need to run closed software like adobe photoshop, you can do that from linux in a virtual machine running windows 7 or 10; and then link up your virtual machine to linux file store using the shared folders function of virtualbox.

Or, depending on the version of photoshop, you might be able to run it with WINE.

appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php...

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David S. • Edited

That's not converting. And Microsoft's implementation is a hack that is likely to fall apart over time.

I'd recommend doing the opposite when it comes to unfree operating systems that spy on you and treat you like a child. It's Windows that should be ran in a virtual machine from inside Linux and corraled into a box... not the other way around.

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