A few days ago, the grace period that Microsoft gave Windows 10 users ended and this causes many users to either change their old Windows 7 or stop using Windows 10 for not wanting to pay for the license or simply wanting to leave Windows.
That is why we present you 5 linux alternatives to install on computers that were bought with Windows 7. That is, Linux alternatives that have the same or similar requirements as Windows 7 at the time of its official launch.
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Linux Mint, the menthol alternative
If we don't really have great computer skills, Linux Mint is the ideal distribution for us. This distribution takes the best of all Debian-based distributions and adds many programs that focused on the novice user, in such a way that the operation is simpler than Windows 7. Its specifications are similar to Windows 7 although Linux Mint operating system is more secure and stable than Windows 7 itself, something that says a lot about him Do not you think? You can get the Linux Mint installation disc at this link.
OpenSUSE, a linux alternative for the most professionals
Many users still use Windows 7 for professional use, for the office, business, etc ... Changing the operating system can be traumatic for these users, if not expensive. Of all the linux alternatives that exist, you may OpenSUSE is the best for these functions. OpenSUSE is a linux distribution that is based on RedHat Linux, a very business distribution. It is also one of the most stable distributions with the latest software. OpenSUSE has the same requirements as Windows 7 Except for storage that needs a bit more storage than Windows 7, that is, a larger hard drive. You can get the OpenSUSE installation image at this link.
Ubuntu, the most famous alternative
If you are novice users and you don't know anything about Linux, surely the first thing Google has taught you mentions Ubuntu. Ubuntu is one of the most similar distributions to Windows, not only for its ease but for its beautiful aesthetics and its similar requirements.
Ubuntu is one of the easiest distributions to use and install as well as the one that offers more stability and alternatives to Windows. It is a great alternative for novice users and also has an LTS version that includes support and stability for about 5 years, something that Microsoft does not have in its operating systems. You can find the Ubuntu installation image at this link.
Debian, the mother of all
Debian is a distribution more complex than previous linux alternatives but it is also the base of all (except OpenSUSE). It is the most stable distribution and the one that requires the least resources without losing beauty or functionality. Your Community is the largest of all and that ensures us to have an operating system with almost no unsolved problems, but also it is more difficult to use than Ubuntu itself or Windows 7. However, if you have some computer knowledge, Debian is the most suitable to replace Windows 7. If you are interested in installing it, you can find the Debian installation image at this link.
KaOS, a beautiful and current distribution
KaOS is a distribution relatively young that incorporates all the experience of the KDE Project with a very active and stable development. KDE is a very friendly desktop for users who come from Windows, in this case KaOS is no exception. The requirements are very the same with respect to those of Windows 7, but also KaOS offers us to have the latest software available for our distribution. If you are really looking for beauty, functionality, the latest software and stability, KaOS is your distribution. You can get it through this link.
Conclusion on these linux alternatives
Choosing a Linux distribution is a very difficult task. Something that is not easy even for those who are veteran Linux users. As usual the best option to start is Ubuntu or Linux Mint, although If we want to try new things I recommend KaOS or DebianYou will find something very different from Windows 7. But what is clear is that if you want to use it for the business world, OpenSUSE it is your distribution without a doubt. In the end Which one do you choose?
26 comments, leave yours
I do not know if it is a mistake or a confusion, but OpenSuse is not based on Red Hat, it is based on SuSE Linux which was a distro derived from Slackware in the year 94. If it is true that it uses RPM which is the manager developed by Red Hat, but this does not mean that it is based on Red Hat. They are considered different families within the Big 4 (Debian, Slackware, Arch, Red Hat).
Linux is so mediocre, it works average, so ugly, so useless on the desktop.
your gfa is useless
Nor do sandwiches taste xdxd
Come on mauro, don't make your life bitter for free. It seems that you misunderstood the concept of free software.
Jhaha the little bitch doesn't know what he's saying
Keep going champion
It depends what you want it for, if you were a windows user you are the useless one
You are wrong Linux is much more powerful than Windows or Mac, its functionality is something that you will not be able to understand ignorantly, it is more beautiful than Windows and you can tune it to your liking, the problem is the misinformation that certain individuals like you create ... it is more you use linux daily so you get informed ote calllas
There is the intolerance, the foolishness and the arrogance of the linux "experts". For people like you, the linux share is residual and you believe yourselves the lords and gods of computer science. A person who has used Linux for more than 25 years tells you. Get off your cloud boy.
"THE TROLLS ARE NOT FEEDED"
On my laptop I use Manjaro, and at the moment I'm fine with it. But I just installed a familiar Linux Mint on a computer and it is going great. He himself said that it runs more fluid and it looks better and he likes it, even if he only uses it to surf the internet and play minetest or supertuxkart, it is already a step forward and one more linuxer. Soon I will install Linux Mint on my sister's laptop to see if she likes it. Good article, greetings.
For business use I recommend Debian and for home users Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
I use linux mint: v
I use Debian wheezy on my laptop at work and Jessie on my laptop.
The desktop one uses peppermint and I have a raspberry with raspbian. Linuxero 100%. ;)
Not a mention of Mageia ??
I use lubuntu, the same goes for powerpc than with a 2000 pc.
you can cheat anyway !!!!
I went from Windows 7 to Linux Mint Debian Edition and very happy, I recommend it.
It seems to me that the problem is that windows adjusts to the user for whatever it is and linux is not bad, you just have to find the one that fits your needs, I tried mint and ubuntu and I really liked them. of the small distros I love puppy, slax and lubuntu
which is the most recommended for a small, not very powerful laptop. They told me that windows 7 works fine, but I would like to use linux or a free software alternative
Xubuntu suits you, or Linux mint xfce, both are low resource consuming Julia
I do not know why no one recommends Fedora, for me the most stable and reliable (eye is my opinion). Greetings
Fedora or Manjaro have nothing wrong ... but; Would you seriously recommend them to a Windows newcomer?
I am learning Linux, I have been using Windows for several years but I see that there is no harmony in the procedures, some say that it is so ... others say that it is not like that ... so at least people like me see this as a chicken coop where everyone shouts and nobody is right, on the other hand, how will it be done in the future if a user wants Linux or must work with it but doesn't know anything about computer science? are doubts that arise excuse my ignorance
The problem is that (as you said yourself) you come from Windows where there is only one way to do things; whereas in Linux "every teacher has his book."
I want an operating system for my work and I want linux since I have seen in many comments that it is better, but I do not know anything about linux, that is, I need (at least to start) something powerful for the scientific and business profile but I do not shock so much, what do you recommend?
After trying all the OS mentioned and others, I stick with ChaletOS
And what about peppermint OS?
Good stable layout and not too heavy. My Linux experience started in 2009 with Ubuntu. Then I went to Lubuntu but it was heavier and more unstable than they said so now I am satisfied with peppermint. For another very old computer with 512 GB of RAM I am satisfied with Q4OS, an excellent distro with Trinity Graphics Environment. It is as if I have Windows XP. I recommend it for those who have a low-income PC.
Fluid but up to date.