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Arnox

The Windows Power User's Guide to Linux

Original video creator(s): Arnox - script writer, video maker

Creator's description: This is a full guide on how to best get into and use Linux effectively as a former Windows power user. Modern Windows has made itself obsolete thanks to modern Microsoft. It's time to migrate to a stable and superior solution and I will help you through the entire process. If you're super new to Linux I strongly recommend watching all of this video, but if you have some experience with Linux at all then feel free to skip around to any sections that might interest you.

Timestamps:
00:00 - Introduction
01:21 - Who I Am
02:23 - Why You Want Linux
05:01 - Why Linux May Not Work
07:51 - Differences Between Distros
08:35 - What Makes an OS Like Windows
15:06 - Best Linux Distro for Power Users
16:31 - Why Not Other Distros
20:19 - Why MX Linux Specifically
23:33 - Philosophy of Use
29:19 - Booting Options
31:31 - Which ISO to Use
35:18 - First Run and Install
41:30 - Post-Installation Tasks
46:17 - Linux Folder Structure
51:11 - Basic Linux Terminal Skills
1:00:01 - Secret KDE Hacks
1:09:24 - Software You Might Want
1:15:40 - Distro Honorable Mentions
1:17:53 - Conclusion

Game source(s):
El Dewrito 0.6.1.0 (Halo Online)

Timesplitters: Future Perfect

Raptor: Call of the Shadows (1994)

The Ultimate Doom

Guild Wars 2

Crysis 3 Remastered

Music source(s):
Float
by Zane Alexander
on Progress: A Chillwave Venture

Hang Loose
by Blank & Jones
on Relax Edition Five - Sun

Highroad
by Soulfood; Ra Music
on Cafe Santa Fe

Spiritual Hideout (Chill Version)
by Sunlounger
on Sunny Tales

Troposphere
by Astronaut Ape
on Spacechillers (Compiled by Maiia)

Form
by Dreaming Cooper
on Spacechillers (Compiled by Maiia)

Tarantulas
by Christian Nanzell (Epidemic Sound)
on TechAltar (no longer used)

Frozen Hot Sauce
by Lifeformed
on Fastfall - Dustforce OST

Electric Relic
by Lifeformed
on Fastfall - Dustforce OST

Loop 6 (Funk Fiction Remix)
by Gamechops
on Shenmue

Cargo Hold
by Deniz Akbulut
on CrossCode

Solstice
by Saib.
on YouTube

Awake
by Tycho
on Awake (Single)

Battlefield 2 Menu Music
by DICE
on Battlefield 2 OST

Amorelle
by Radiowar
on OverClocked Remix

Mother Nature
by Beckoning
on Initial Thought

Artificial World
by mindthings
on Life's Path [Reissue]

You Wish
by Nightmares on Wax
by In a Space Outta Sound

The Eastoner
by General Midi
on Midi Style

Lay of the Land
by Plej
on Electronic Music from the Swedish Leftcoast [Bonus CD] Disc 1

Transcript and links:
https://intosanctuary.com/index.php?threads%2Ftranscript-the-windows-power-users-guide-to-linux.1301%2F
im a fan of this content. you really put your back into explain this. i love your pacing, honestly
 
im a fan of this content. you really put your back into explain this. i love your pacing, honestly
Thank you so much! It definitely took way too long to get this all together.

Let me know of other content you'd like to see in the future.
 
I think debian could make some things to make the experience better in general, like a proper release upgrade system. Debian can't upgrade between releases at all and instead the user needs to go and change releases from /etc/apt/sources.list which can cause issues in the upgrade process. In fact one of the main benefits of ubuntu is that it has a proper upgrade system that takes into account all the issues that come with apt(of which there are many)

Pop_OS has some good features MX linux could adopt like a recovery partition. Basically its a small 4GB partition where the OS saves a recovery image, you can later use that image to recover the OS in the event of something bad happening.

Also Linux mint relies on ubuntu LTS which has the same release schedule (or even more predictable) than debian. It's upgrade process is even more sophisticated than normal ubuntu due to actually keeping a backup of your root partition in case something bad happens with timeshift.

I have not used MX or rather its predecessor anti-x in a long time however so i am not sure what it has implemented that is similar to this.
 
I noticed your r/linux post and then checked your youtube catalog. The content you create resonates with the kind of content I create, and we seem to be from very similar eras of computing (Win 98 SE on dialup). In a long time I have seen a fellow as interesting as you, one that makes me feel I am not alone in this niche people like us exist.
 
I think debian could make some things to make the experience better in general, like a proper release upgrade system. Debian can't upgrade between releases at all and instead the user needs to go and change releases from /etc/apt/sources.list which can cause issues in the upgrade process. In fact one of the main benefits of ubuntu is that it has a proper upgrade system that takes into account all the issues that come with apt(of which there are many)
Well, even in legacy Windows, upgrading is an iffy procedure, and I personally never do it. The MX team I think has looked into doing this, but I can't say if they're going to try to implement that for MX 23 or not.

Pop_OS has some good features MX linux could adopt like a recovery partition. Basically its a small 4GB partition where the OS saves a recovery image, you can later use that image to recover the OS in the event of something bad happening.
I imagine the MX team don't really see much of a point to this at the moment as the LiveUSB already handles those duties incredibly well. Further, since the LiveUSB isn't connected to the system almost all of the time, it can't be compromised like a recovery partition can.

I noticed your r/linux post and then checked your youtube catalog. The content you create resonates with the kind of content I create, and we seem to be from very similar eras of computing (Win 98 SE on dialup). In a long time I have seen a fellow as interesting as you, one that makes me feel I am not alone in this niche people like us exist.
I'm just really big on reliability and features. Windows used to offer all that but not any longer. Hope you stick around!
 
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