ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

10 Good Reasons To Ditch Windows 7 Now And Switch To Ubuntu 10.10

Updated on July 18, 2011


While trying to write a hub to persuade people to switch to Ubuntu, my current passion at the moment, a light bulb mysteriously appeared and turned itself ON above my head. Ding! And I thought to myself - why give people 10 perfectly good technical reasons that Ubuntu Linux is better than Windows when people don't really make decisions with their head? You know what I'm saying?

So there you go. 10 very good reasons to ditch Windows now and switch to Ubuntu. :)
Hell, these reasons are not even new! Just that every now and then, people need to be reminded of the real reasons to switch over to the other side.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)
To save this sexy wallpaper to your computer: Click on the hot pic to get a bigger pic, then right click to save (If you have problems seeing the thumbnails, try reopening in Firefox)

Instructions:

1. Ogle at whichever sexy or hot model wallpaper background that you like. Spend time contemplating on how much joy you will be getting from looking at her everyday in your future Ubuntu desktop. Meditate on this if you like.

2. Slowly, relax your body without your hands leaving the keyboard or the mouse. Breathe deeply!

3. Whether or not you install Ubuntu first, or save these wallpapers first, is not the question. The question is - can you afford to lose a good thing? So do the right thing now, follow the rest of the instructions below, and after that, head over to this article on How To Install Ubuntu On A Windows Partition Using WUBI done the painless way! It's just click-click-click! ;)

Right click on the thumbnail to get a better picture. If you like what you see, click on the picture to get an even bigger picture.Then right click and save to your computer. Done and repeat!

After setting these as your background wallpaper in Ubuntu, you'll never want to go back to Windows again, I promise you. ;)

Warning!:
Don't stare too long and try to keep both hands on the keyboard. ;P

10 Good Reasons: Ubuntu 10.10 vs Win7:

For those of you who REALLY want the beef, here is it in a concise, and time-saving explanation:

1 Ubuntu 10.10 is booting faster than ever
Further improvements to Ubuntu that was started since Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha, has shaved more seconds off Ubuntu's boot-up time.

2 Ubuntu Software Center
A central repository to easily find software; no need to go to Download.com or similar sites.

3 Ships with Mozilla Firefox, works out-of-the-box, and sans Internet Explorer
Start browsing with the best browser around, and no need to figure out how to get rid of Internet Explorer! ;)

4 Ships with OpenOffice, while Microsoft Office is a separate and costly purchase
LibreOffice, just recently created after OpenOffice's creators wanting out of Oracle, will probably be in an update later, or in Ubuntu 11.04.

5 Has Ubuntu One cloud storage out-of-the-box
With better integration, improved performance, and compatibility with Microsoft Windows, Apple's iPhone, and Google's Android.

6 Most of what Windows users have to pay for, you get for FREE, including the 10.10 CD (if you're a really cheap bastard! ;) )
The Ubuntu Free CD page is here: https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ (Ubuntu 10.10 subject to availability, as it is not released yet).

7 Less of a security and antivirus concern
While it may be true that Linux doesn't need Antiviruses, you will still need to have them if your Ubuntu Linux desktop or server folders are shared with Windows users. Otherwise, the benign virus you have just downloaded, will cause problems to your network as well as infect Windows shares.

8 Constantly updated by a hyperactive community of developers
2 major updates per year; so much better than a Service Pack every few years in the Windows world.
For those of you who are still new to Ubuntu; the 2 releases in a year are X.04 and X.10, the April and October releases respectively. For 2010, that would be 10.04 and 10.10, 2011 - 11.04 and 11.10, and so on and so forth.

9 ...

10 ...

Feedback Poll

Are These Reasons Good Enough For You To Seriously Switch To Ubuntu?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cardiffcroupier profile image

      cardiffcroupier 

      4 years ago

      Why in the blue blazes would you go to Ubuntu 10.10 when 14.04 is already LTS?

    • MikeNV profile image

      MikeNV 

      6 years ago from Henderson, NV

      The investment is not in the OS it's in the application availability to a lesser extent, but the real crux is in the time needed to learn to use the new software. The average person simply isn't going to make that investment so your audience for this article is rather small. Those who already know about it and the benefits will likely not see your article.

    • Dense profile imageAUTHOR

      Dense 

      7 years ago from somewhere in a concrete jungle, hugging a green plastic tree, and wondering what happened

      Check out my WUBI hub if you need to install Ubuntu in Windows partition. :)

    • profile image

      the fix 

      7 years ago

      You are funny! I will definitely look into this..I was thinking of redoing my old laptop and putting Ubuntu on it.

      Very helpful hub, thanks!

    • Dense profile imageAUTHOR

      Dense 

      8 years ago from somewhere in a concrete jungle, hugging a green plastic tree, and wondering what happened

      Pics not as good as touted, eh?

      That's coz I had to remove some nicer looking ones.

      Otherwise, this hub would have been taken down. :)

    • profile image

      Jackie 

      9 years ago

      Some good reasons here. Lol

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)