linux switch

Post created on: 11/11/2017

I've spent most of this afternoon trying and (finally) succeeding in removing Windows 10 from my laptop and replacing it with Linux Mint which is based on Ubuntu. I have used ubuntu previously in an old laptop before it died and did enjoy using it. I have a dual boot system on my desktop having managed to install linux alongside Windows 10 without issue as I built itself so there was no pre-installed stuff to cause issues.

With my laptop having a UEFI BIOS installed as with most new computers it caused a bunch of issues but after much googling and trying a variety of boot options I found a solution on the linux forums but changing the boot options on GRUB menu and finally Linux boots ok and no more Windows....

I'm going to use Linux exclusively for any development and coding stuff I'm doing at home I much prefer the environment and I can use all the usual tools. And as I discovered the other day PHP is a pain in the ass to install on Windows (as is Jekyll when I first attempted to setup my blog) go figure...

Hopefully my post will involve me actually learning about something code related.