You know your computer is awesome. Why? Because it is! However, it’s hard to remember that every time you try to sign in and it lags like you just deleted your registry in windows 95. How do you know your computer is awesome? You remember when you first bought your computer it was fast, snappy, and responsive. However, as you used it, it got slower and slower. Perhaps you wasted hard-earned money on technical support, antivirus software, and even upgrades. These fixes speed you up for a short time, but then the lag comes back like the ball in a ping pong game.
The problem usually isn’t the software you’re installing, although it can contribute to the problem. (unless it’s malicious software). The problem is more likely the Windows virus. Windows has the capability of being fast, however, over time, it begins to break itself apart.
Then it happens. Malicious software slips around your antivirus and wreaks havoc like a tornado in a village. Your system is now completely unusable, and you have no choice but to waste yet more hard-earned money to have your data backed up and Windows (the real problem) reinstalled. You spend your money because you think you have to, but really, you know better. You know your computer can be better than this.
Linux is a free, open-source, and community-developed operating system base on which thousands of distributions rely. Many of the thousands of distributions are tailored for business, especially web servers, but others are tailored for regular users, like you. While a number of distributions have become problematic (as literally anyone can develop one), the majority of distributions prove time again to bring the absolute best performance and speed out of every computer, especially lower-end and older devices that give windows a heart attack.
Windows 10 was intended to make people more enthusiastic towards Microsoft’s operating system and fix the unpopularity Windows received with its last 4 operating systems: Windows vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. However, the result was more people switching from Windows to Linux, due to the following reasons:
CPU, memory, and disk usage. Windows 10 has a tendency worse than its preceding releases to idle high on disk usage, even when no 3rd party software is running. The task manager image below is absolutely unacceptable, but unfortunately, with Windows 10, is 100% normal, in fact that’s what it looks like half the time. This causes lower performance when running other applications.
· Bloatware. Windows 10 makes the issue of bloatware, with lots of software that does not give you an option to uninstall and wants to run in the background. It is possible to uninstall this software, but some of it requires commands to be run in PowerShell or for essential components to b disabled in the Windows registry.
· Spyware. This is the worst issue with Windows 10. Windows 10 makes itself open for CIA and NSA surveillance that has never, ever, ever been worse. Even the files on your hard drive are far from safe as they will eventually be sent directly to the NSA. Your browsing history, app activity, and even more are no exception. For more information on the CIA’s malware activated on almost all windows computers (and macs too), visit https://wikileaks.com/vault7. Linux is not susceptible to this level of spyware.
Let’s look at the good points of Linux, the reasons millions of people are switching.
· Safe from viruses. Due to Linux security. You can’t get malware simply by visiting the wrong webpage. Also, trojan horses (programs that you install on purpose, not knowing they are malicious) have a hard time running on most distributions due to built-in security.
· Safe from CIA malware. As mentioned before, CIA malware can’t run on Linux operating systems, giving you a more secure experience.
· Lower resource consumption. A typical Linux distribution will idle at about 100-300 megabytes of memory, leaving the rest of your memory available for the applications that need it. The percentage of CPU usage, of course, depends on the capability of your CPU, however the CPU idle usage of most distributions are much, much less than that of Windows and mac OS X. This also makes Linux a much better choice for lower-end and older computers.
· Faster speeds. Linux truly brings the best out of your computer. This is why nearly 100% of the servers that run the web run Linux. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and just about all other websites and cloud services are hosted by Linux. And this unmatched performance can be brought straight to your personal computer, with a comfortably usable graphical user interface that enables you to get more done easier.
What I do:
· Linux installations. I can install Linux (or help you do so) on most computers, and even a few x86 tablets (excluding surface).
· Backups. I always make temporary backups before installing. Or I can get you a permanent backup disk (or use your own) and run a backup.
· Data recovery. If your computer no longer starts up but the hard drive isn’t damaged, the data is still there and recoverable. If the issue is hardware related I can remove the hard drive and plug it in via adapters.
· Dual Boots. It is possible to run Windows alongside Linux if you need both. No data from Windows is erased in the process. You must have enough free space on your hard drive to split it up for Linux.
· Remote support. If you aren’t in my area, I can help you prepare for an installation via remote support software.
My prices are always less than anyone else in this business. Diagnostics are 100% free. A Linux installation (or dual boot) on any device is $40 and includes a free temporary or permanent backup (not including drive cost for permanent backup unless you bring your own). Also includes free set-up and software installation.
Other services, including data recovery, depend on your situation, call or email.
For information on some great Linux Distributions, see the “Distributions” page.
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