December 15, 2015

Moving from Windows 10 to Linux

---- Microsoft SUCKS! ---
After 35 years of Microsoft, I have had enough... I am totally finished with them. The last few weeks converting machines to Windows 10 only to find Networking and File System broken was the start, but when I paid money to get onto Microsofts "Cloud Storage" "OneDrive" and found that they misrepresented the products capabilities making it only valid as a cloud backup. For instance, If you store 800 Gigs on One Drive and you then log into a new computer, One Drive will download all 800 Gigs. There is no way to limit its bandwidth, so expect your network to become unreliable as 2+ computers are updating your onedrive data and uploading new files. Also expect it to fill up your computers hard drive, then if you don't have enough to store all 1.01 TB of files, it will bring your drive to 0 bytes of space free and if you try and use one drive it will fail and tell you you don't have enough space. There is no way to pause the upload/download either, so your only option is to exit the application.

Anyways, this is typical Microsoft, and I am finished with it. I have a machine that is Windows 10, that I have accessed Microsofts tech support only to find out Work/Homegroups is broken, and that there is no way to share files from or too this machine. I also have broken files and folders that exist but where deleted over the network. Meaning they are there, they take up space, and can be read, but if you try and delete them, windows 10 says they don't exist.

I have been also dealing with Microsoft Networking that when streaming files and folders from Windows 10, but I try and access the network shares of the same machine only to be told that it is unavailable and offline. I need to keep trying for a dozen minutes until finally the machine starts responding. This only happens when file browsing network shares of other machines.

Thats not to mention that almost all spyware and virus's are written for Microsoft products, and that if you download a safe program from the wrong provider you are inundated with spyware that doesn't want to download.

I am not alone with these issues...

--- Question ---
I was thinking of running Linux Ubuntu as a Desktop and Windows 10 as a VM for the games that don't have Linux versions. I also can't play or rip blurays from Linux. I run ATI and was hoping the ATI drivers are good enough for gaming, and was going to use the Linux VM for the ones that don't run. I am a complete noob to most things Linux. I did use to do web development on it a few years ago, but never ran it as a desktop. I am recovering my files from onedrive and attempting to get access to them and restore the last 3 weeks of uploads to a local server. When thats done I will be migrating machines to linux. I am just not confident I can play Blurays from a Windows VM or games. I got allot to learn. I am completely exhausted of these issues. Is this a viable option for me?


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