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You may get to know Linux via the distro (Linux distribution) which can be run directly from CD without having to install it in your computer; you probably like the look of Linux, but only for a moment. Generally, you'll switch back to the old system, feeling difficult to switch to Linux. Why does this phenomenon happen often?

Convenience and habits

A person can do because he gets used to. This phrase applicable in various situations. Why do not you immediately switch (known as migrate) to another operating system? The answer is, because you're already get used to to using the operating system (usually in short OS) that has already been installed on your computer. You feel as if Linux is difficult, has different file system, need to master in terminal or console in its using. Although the appearance of Linux distro you are trying is very beautiful and amazing, you would not necessarily decide the migration. This condition can be changed immediately, by installing Linux in your PC. Without installing it, you'll never feel able to master Linux.

In the first stage, you can install a dual boot. No need to get rid of the existing OS on the computer. You can even enjoy the beautiful GRUB or LILO, which is the display that will take you to the selection of OS at the time the computer is turned on. Second, make Linux as your default OS. Although you are still using the old OS, and the data is still there in "My Documents", you do not need to worry because Linux can read, modify and save the file in the folder. Conversely, if you are on OS Proprietary systems, in general, you can not read the files in non-propretiary OS (Linux and Free Open Source software & more).

Thereby you will be familiar with Linux. Occasionally, you can switch back to the old OS (which still exists) if there are still some applications that you need. There is nothing to regret, because nothing happens in an instant, all takes time and process. From there, we can be mature and take a stand.

Eroding and creating habits

The next step is to erode the familiarity, and create a new habit. Get used to looking for solutions on Linux, do not despair by looking for easy answers in the other OS. You need to read lots of books, documentation, file, ask for the Linux community, the experts, friends, consultants, browse internet, and so on.

Linux is supported by many people and many communities. Linux is derived from "the people". Its existence is supported by independent people, anti-capitalism, anti-monopoly, do not like coercion, pressure-free and want independence. Free as in freedom, open source as in the open mind.

Linux is pretty good applied for office use. The applied programs are only office applications. Adjustment/migration from older applications to linux based probably just needs a little time. The rest, to be able to use Linux does not need to learn the details. If there are toubleshooting and hardware problems, just call the IT Dept. or helpdesk. If companies do not want to use Linux only for reason of unconvenience, it is less plausible excuse. A company must have IT Staff. The matter of office applications is no different from regular software. Problems of system, server setup, configuration, hardware, and troubleshooting have department to handle, the IT Department. Users (especially frontliner staff) are the end user only. The important thing, the use of software will be free from various problems, such as licensing, viruses, spam, trojans, and even hangs and crashes. Gradually, as there is enforcement, there will be a habit, it will get used to be. After that, it will be easy.

In addition to installing and using Linux as optimal as possible, we also need to be constantly updating the knowledge. The computer world is rapidly developing and growing. The easy tehcnology also growing rapidly. Linux is slowly but surely become an option of many computer users. In the world, Linux development is very significant compared to other OS development, although still in the same family, the family of UNIX.

Updating the knowledge can be carried out by practicing trial and error the software and configuration in Linux based computer, following its development by joining the mailing list, community, and reading the documentation on the internet and in print media is very helpful in understanding this Operation System.

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