January 13, 2016

Fleeing Windows ASAP - How do I switch

With Microsoft's new strong-arm tactics to force Windows 10 on me and the privacy issues with 10, I'm wanting to switch.

In brief: Where can I find instructions for going from Windows 10 to Linux.
My computer: Lenovo desktop AMD A10 4 CORES, 8G, 12GB RAM, 64-bit, x64 based processor, Windows 8.1 but will probably be Windows 10 before I make the switch.

More details: I just bought a new PC desktop a few months ago so it's too late to switch to Apple. I decided I should try to figure out what Linux is and give it a try.

I read a great article on this site that allayed a few of my fears and corrected my assumptions (e.g. Linux is only for geeks who build computers from scratch).

So, what do I do. I've been reading the site but I don't see anything that addresses my need. I am using Windows 8.1 and unless I can stop it, Windows 10 will be installed tonight.

I'm thinking I should just start all over again with a clean install, since the computer isn't that old, but I really don't want to go through all that hassle again. And I've never installed Linux before. I've installed Windows 7 and 8 before, though, so if it's not much harder than that...

Can someone me point in the right direction? I'm sure some of the info is somewhere on this site, but not sure how to apply it to me.


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