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Old 07-10-2018, 04:25 PM   #1
Graue Wolf45
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How do I change from Windows 10 to Linux?Help Me!!


Hi.Just purchased a Lenovo Yoga 2 11 with Intel N3540 2.16G CPU, 4G RAM, 500GB HDD and Windows 10 Home OS. It is a nice little laptop. I like that it can be used as a laptop. It is a nice size, not too heavy, not too big, not too small ... But it is unbelievably S-L-0-W! I know that Windows is a beast using enormous amounts of resources. I'd like to Replace my Windows 10 OS with Linux Ubuntu. I understand that Ubuntu will be much faster, use fewer resources, and will not be too difficult to learn. My question is, how do I do this? I understand that I need to download the Linux OS with a boot file onto a disk (SD card in this case). Where can I acquire this file then how do I go about replacing Windows?
 
Old 07-12-2018, 03:37 PM   #2
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Download Ubuntu from their web site at the link below.

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Creating a bootable Ubuntu usb on windows is explained at the site below. There are other options than rufus.

https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutoria...k-on-windows#0

Downloading the Ubuntu iso file onto an SD card isn't going to help. Read the link above.
 
Old 07-12-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

I agree that you should use a USB flash drive. As far as I know your laptop is not capable of booting from the SD card slot.
 
Old 07-12-2018, 04:40 PM   #4
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It is well know that W10 does not perform well on a N3540, but still...

If you find Ubuntu's performance too slow, try Lubuntu. It has a LXDE desktop environment which is light enough for limited hardware. And it is nice to use, the start menu is what you would expect it is, W95 style.

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Old 07-13-2018, 08:39 AM   #5
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I recommend to run Ubuntu in "live" mode for a couple of weeks, before you commit to installing it. This will give you a chance to find out, 1) does Linux support all of your hardware (wifi/keyboard/touchpad/webcam/suspend/tablet mode/etc.), 2) is it actually faster than Windows, and 3) do you like it?

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Old 07-13-2018, 10:18 AM   #6
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Linux distros vary in the GUI they use — there's no one standard interface as in Windows. Ubuntu uses the Gnome Desktop, the biggest and slowest, so, as jlinkels said, it may not be the best choice.

I'd try Linux Mint in the Mate version and Xubuntu, and see which you prefer. Lubuntu is really designed for much slower computers than yours and, although nice to look at, it's a beast if you need to reconfigure it.
 
Old 07-16-2018, 11:42 PM   #7
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I have an older Lenovo Yoga 14 Thinkpad. It is happily running Linux Mint. Right now it is on 17.3. I'll go to 18 after I've settled in a bit. I did have to do some digging to get the right click on the trackpad working, as well as the keyboard backlight. No wifi issues at all. The monitor is good. Way less problems than I had anticipated. And Windows 10 was so SLO-O-O-W on this machine. The last update broke my HP printer driver, which was the last straw. I'm so much happier now.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 02:37 AM   #8
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How do you change? You just need to learn to think differently.

1) Get used to the idea that Linux desktops sit as lightly on the underlying system as a hat on a head. You can always change your hat!

2) Learn how Linux handles software. Every distribution has a software repository (like an app store) and a program called a package manager (the *buntus use apt). When you want to install a new program, you ask apt to get it for you from the repo. apt will also manage all your updates. You do not browse around the web, downloading software packages from dodgy sites. That's the Windows way!

3) Get used to the idea that every file and folder on your system belongs to some user. Files in your home directory belong to you. All the system files belong to the root user. And every file and folder comes with a set of permissions (modifiable by the owner) that determine how it can be accessed. That's why it's safe to explore your Linux system in a way that you wouldn't dream of doing with Windows. You can't damage your system when working as an unprivileged user.

4) Don't assume root privileges unless you have to, for example to update software or to fix a mess. Then become root "for the duration" and go back to being yourself as soon as the job is done. The difference between working as root and working as yourself needs to seep into your bones.

5) Remember that Linux is exhaustively documented. Any time you want to know how things work internally or why your computer just did what it did, just google it.

6) If you want to ask a question, google first, then ask. You've already shown that you know how to phrase a question sensibly. The more information you give, the easier it is for people to help you. And if any suggestions are made for troubleshooting, carry them out and report back. This is a community; we work together for mutual benefit.

7) Enjoy yourself!
 
Old Yesterday, 10:01 AM   #9
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your computer will be more slow in lynux thats my opinion.
 
Old Yesterday, 10:15 AM   #10
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Maybe you should try Linux instead of Lynux.

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Old Yesterday, 10:47 AM   #11
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your computer will be more slow in lynux thats my opinion.
So then why are you looking to update it (from another one of your posts, where you hijacked someone elses thread)? Why don't you use Windows then??
 
Old Yesterday, 02:15 PM   #12
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So then why are you looking to update it (from another one of your posts, where you hijacked someone else's threads)? Why don't you use Windows then??
My computer is running on Linux and I don't know how to update or there is a chance for updating online.

But in another side, my friend had windows and uninstall the windows instal Linux but then his computer becomes slow, maybe his computer is not so strong meaning weak of Rom and Ram i don't know that thing but he is saying that his computer is now slower on Linux.

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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM   #13
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This looks like a trollbot - Reported
Take a look at the person's other posts.

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