Five reasons against Linux – that’s why the switch fails (allegedly)

We list the 5 most common reasons and prejudices why switching to Linux might fail. And give counter arguments so that the switch from Windows to Linux works! Right now with the new Ubuntu 20.04.

Together with our sister publication PC-World, we have put together a few reasons from letters to the editor and community contributions, which is why Windows users who wanted to switch to Linux gave up frustrated tasks and returned to Windows. In total, five main reasons seem to be identified that lead to the switch from Windows to Linux failing. We present these five reasons and evaluate their relevance.

Above all, however, we show solutions with which you can bypass or solve these five problem areas and thus successfully switch from Windows to Linux.

1. The favorite program does not run on Linux

Professional programs

from Adobe, especially Photoshop and Dreamweaver, do not want to do without the switch from Windows to Linux.

Play on Linux: In addition to these professional application programs, there is another software group that speaks against the use of Linux: games. Because the game publishers continue to treat Linux as second, if not third.


Home users who use Linux and neither need Photoshop nor do a lot of paddling can still be faced with the problem that they suddenly need Windows, for example if the child has a new one

Educational software

brings home that only runs on Windows. A virtual machine in which Windows is running may help here. Or there is the learning software as apps for iOS and / or Android, because more and more publishers like USM are now launching their well-known Windows learning software for the two most important mobile platforms. This then offers itself as an alternative for Linux users. A third solution would be cloud-based web applications as a replacement for such Windows software.

Our assessment:

The majority of private users can easily switch to Linux immediately, with the exception of hardcore daddlers. Especially in combination with an iPad or Android tablet, there is nothing to prevent you from switching to Linux.

2. The hardware zicks

Basically, Linux has had excellent hardware detection for a long time. But every now and then it happens that a certain graphics card or UMTS stick refuses to work after you have installed Linux.

TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 – 13.3 inches

On top of that you can at Select the BIOS of the Tuxedo laptops under four different settings. Tuxedo not only sells various notebook models with plastic housings, but also notebooks with high-quality metal optics such as the Infinitybook. It offers one good feel, proves high suitability for everyday use and also shines with an elegant Macbook look. This Tuxedo notebook proved itself both in the Long-term practical test as well in Benchmark test. If you should seriously damage the pre-installed Linux system, you can use Webfai from Tuxedo Reset exactly to the delivery status and take over all presets and adjustments or optimization measures from Tuxedo.


If you basically want to switch to Linux, but still want to keep an option open, then you can Buy Tuxedo notebooks with a pre-installed dual boot from Linux and Windows. In this case, a selection menu appears when you switch on, in which you can choose between Linux and Windows.

As pre-installed operating systems, Tuxedo offers Ubuntu, Opensuse and a customized Tuxedo_OS based on Ubuntu with Budgie Desktop.

All buyers of a Tuxedo notebook also have free online storage space available, because with Tuxedo My Tuxedo maintains its own cloud service based in Germany.

Our assessment:

Buy pre-configured computers with Linux from the manufacturer. Be sure to research how well the configuration and support really work on Internet forums before buying.


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