After a fresh full install of W10 I registered a 1.5GB upload in the task manager...
Win7 was the last MS OS you owned, you could buy a new pc and move the old OS to it. W10 is bound to a single HW constellation.
So for me the decision is clear to not use W10 for my daily tasks as banking, e-mail and net-surfing!
But wich of the many linux distros is the best for an old Windows user since Windows 3.1?
A distro that comes with an easy to install iso file you can test "live" without installing.
I testet Ubuntu, Sparkylinux, Manjaro, Debian, Mint and many others.
The last 2 distros standing were Manjaro and Mint:
Manjaro is a rolling release, what means, it is allways up-to-date with the newest software and OS kernel.
Mint is a more conservative distro, with an older but saver kernel, security is up-to-date of course.
The decision to take mint cinnamon was finaly fallen when
I succeeded to get Teamspeak working with the onboard sound to earphones and the GPL sound over HDMI to the speaker.
So if you want to move from W7 to a new OS just don't hurry,
easiest and savest way is to get a small 128/250GB SSD and make a fresh install.
If you have some space left on your old HDD or SSD you can install it besides W7.
If you want to use the old HDD or SSD make shure to save all the data on an external drive.
One of the main things is the browser settings and links and PWs,
I use firefox and the first thing is to get it working in my new OS means copying a single folder! (profile xxxxxx.default)
Get an USB stick and write the .iso on it
- linuxmint-19.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso -> https://linuxmint.com/
- Win32 Disk Imager -> https://sourceforge....in32diskimager/
- 4/8 GB USB stick (I prefer USB3 as it is extremely faster)
Run it by pressing F9 or F11 during the booting
Test the OS...
to be continued
Edited by Cookie, Jan 20 2020 - 09:23 AM.