I received a message from my sister asking how’s my laptop (Toshiba) is doing.
Her Acer wouldn’t boot up and she’s thinking of putting it back to factory setting which what I also did to my laptop. Good as new.
We both have ancient laptops with Windows 7.
It turns out that starting on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop Windows 7 support.
How come I wasn’t aware of it?
Now comes panic mode.
I shouldn’t wait for next year to do something about it. This post by Techradar helped me decide on what to do.
I am thinking of changing the operating system to Linux which I tried through a virtual machine.
Here are the reasons why I am switching to another OS:
- Windows 10 is expensive. Linux is free. I would rather save up for a new iPad Pro or get my first Mac.
- Even if I swallow my frugality, there could be a chance that my laptop’s hardware could not keep up. Plus, I don’t like Windows 10. It’s bloated with stuff that I don’t need.
- My laptop is seven years old. Its battery is dead. Sometimes it will suddenly turn off. I don’t want to buy a new OS for it when there’s a high chance for it to kick the bucket.
- I want to learn how to use Linux. I’ve been using Windows since I had a computer class. Then, I borrowed a Mac and loved it that I want to have one someday. Could this be the day? What’s the best Macbook model?
It seems like I made up my mind. The question now is what Linux distros should I get. My choices are Ubuntu, Mint, and Elementary.
May the force of Linux be with me that I don’t mess up the installation.