We are practically a month away from the end of Windows 7 support, because Microsoft will stop giving patches and security updates as of January 14, 2020. And even though there are still a few days left and Microsoft has run a strong campaign where he invites Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, still a quarter of Windows users continue on this version.
With this, the invitation to change the system to users has not been overlooked Windows 7 not only by Microsoft but also by Linux. And we can remember that some Linux distributions took advantage of the end of Windows XP support to invite users to migrate to Linux and use their distributions.
This time the case has not been given by default, but has not been a developer of any distribution or some popular distro in making the invitation to migrate from Windows to Linux, rather, those who took advantage of this were the Vivaldi developers.
Vivaldi, is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by the co-founder and former CEO of Opera, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner.
Like Opera, Vivaldi has things like Speed Dial, Rewind / Fast Forward, and other Opera browser features.
In the ad by Vivaldi developers recommend that "future previous Windows 7 users" para 2020 Don't go for Windows 10, but for a Linux distribution.
According to the announcement, developers They say that with a Linux distribution it is one of the smartest options so far, because almost any Linux computer will run faster and more secure than the same Windows computer. Linux is also the OS of choice for embedded systems, smart home devices, and IoT.
Replacing Windows 7 with Linux is one of the smartest variants… Almost all computers will run faster and more secure with Linux than Windows… Users are recommended to install Ubuntu or Solus distributions.
In this sense, Vivaldi explains:
“Your Windows 7 is likely running on an older machine that could have problems with a resource-intensive operating system like Windows 10.
To run Windows 10, you need a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit RAM, 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS, and a screen with a resolution of 800 x 600. And that's a minimum.
For many machines, the answer will not be Windows 10. What you need is a lightweight, efficient, and of course virus-resistant operating system.
Finally about the same post by Vivaldi developers, they share a simple guide to How to replace Windows 7 with Linux? In which they share links to download Ubuntu, Solus and even recommend taking a look at Distrowatch.
Here's a quick checklist for those about to replace Windows 7 with Linux.
Choose a Linux distribution
One of the Most popular Linux distributions is Ubuntu and it's great for anyone looking to replace Windows 7 with Linux. It is easy to use and is compatible with many applications.
For an innovative Linux distribution with a modern interface, take a look at Solus . Most of the tools you probably need are included in the installation.
If you can't decide at first, many Linux distributions have a "Live" option that allows you to boot from a USB stick and see if it works fine on your machine. Once you are satisfied (and have made a backup), you can install the distribution of your choice.
Installing Linux is fast. It takes a few minutes from start to finish. With most distributions, you can cancel data collection at installation.
If you want to know more about the details of the publication of the Vivaldi developers, you can check the information at the following link.