Why I switched from Windows 10 to Manjaro Linux? This has been a question from many of my colleagues since they got to know the migration. So, I thought why not a blog post for a common answer to all my friends, colleagues and you guys.
I have been using Windows since I learn what a computer system is. I almost tasted 4-5 flavours of Windows i.e., from Windows XP to Windows 10. This has been a great journey with Microsoft windows.
Why I Switched From Windows 10 to Manjaro Linux?
I will divide the answer into different segments so that it will be easy for you all to understand from your own perspective.
Performance is always a big factor of migration or upgradation of any software or hardware. And I personally feel that I am fully satisfied with my machine now. While using Windows 10, I used to feel that I am missing something or I am compromising the performance but Manjaro Linux made my machine be work with me in an uncompromised manner.
For a blogger like me, the most important thing to care about is the best browsing experience so that we can write for you without any hassle. I used to use only one browser with a maximum of 10 tabs open. After 10+ tabs the system used to lag a bit even though my personal system has a good configuration like SSD, 8 GBs of RAM, Strong GPU, etc.
But after shifting to Manjaro Linux, I use 3 different browsers(Firefox, Brave and Chromium) simultaneously and I don’t feel any performance issue.
Check my brave blog post here: Google Chrome Seems to Have Become a Spy Software
After browsing experience, the factor which matters to us a lot is Graphics Works i.e., Photoshop and all for the images we use in our blog posts. Adobe Photoshop was a perfect option but it only works perfectly in an above-average system. In Manjaro Linux, there are a lot of alternatives which works perfectly in a potato PC too.
I use software like GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program) and Inkscape for most of the graphic work and these works like a charm.
Well, we are not a robot who always work, work and work. Sometimes we also take our “Me” time and I usually play games at that time like PUBG, CS-GO, etc.
I know Windows has no competition for the gaming department but gaming wasn’t my first priority while switching to Manjaro it is just an extra thing which I do.
But literally I can feel a Lil bit increment in performance while playing in Linux while comparing it to Windows.
The integration of ProtonDB with Steam improved the gaming experience a lot in Linux gaming. And it rapidly improving too. The day is so far when Linux gaming would be preferred by all gamers.
5.Office Work Experience
I also can say that Microsoft Office is the one which I miss a lot and I am fully compatible with it. There is a lot of features which I actually use in my college works(Yes, I am a college student). I can easily say that it is a fully-featured pack program for a student. Oops, seems like I am forgetting the article topic.
So, regarding office work, there are a few alternatives. But the one which seems most perfect is FreeOffice by SoftMaker. The UI and features are almost similar to an old Microsoft Office, I would say Office 2010. But since I am Office 365 user, I always have an option os using Office Online.
If there is no competition for Windows gaming experience then I would also say that Linux has no competition for Linux programming environment.
Literally, Android Studio used to take almost a minute to boot up even though it was in SSD.
Programming experience will literally take another post to talk. So I will skip this topic here only.
Although no OS can claim a 100% risk-free experience. Linux is more secure than Windows as because of the way it’s designed and handles user permissions.
There is no competition of Linux for software. It has a huge community of developers making/building free and open-source software for you. You just name the software and you will get it in the repository.
Especially talking about Manjaro, it supports the Arch User Repository(AUR) which has a ton of software you need.
9.Flavours and Customisation
Linux has a lot of different flavours and customisation capability. Speaking of Manjaro Linux, we have official 3 flavours i.e., KDE Plasma, XFCE and GNOME, and unofficially more than 10 flavours.
Well, I will cover another post for this only.
Linux is always been famous for its huge community base. If you have a question, just type it in the Google(I prefer DuckDuckGo though) search bar and you will have the answer.
Disadvantages? No, I don’t face any. Sorry windows.
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