The KDE neighborhood has shared particulars on how they need to assist folks utilizing the Windows 7 working system to migrate to Linux and the Plasma desktop earlier than it turns into out of date on January 14th, 2020.

Next week, on January 14, Microsoft will now not present updates or safety patches to Windows 7 customers, which implies that their beloved OS will quickly begin to develop into the goal of hackers and all kind of threats in the event that they don't improve to Windows 10 or one other working system, reminiscent of macOS or a GNU/Linux distribution.

As such, the KDE neighborhood encourages Windows 7 customers who don't need to improve their computer systems to Windows 10 to give Linux a strive and set up a distribution that options the Plasma desktop atmosphere, which will be simply remodeled to look and behave like a Windows 7 desktop with a particular theme. In addition, you'll additionally reap the benefits of Linux's safety and stability options.

"Instead of migrating to Windows 10 and putting up with hours of updates, intrusions on your privacy and annoying ads built into your apps, install a Linux operating system with Plasma. In 30 minutes you will be up and running and you will have all the security and stability of a Linux system, with all the features and ease of use of Plasma," mentioned KDE.

What about my favourite apps and video games?

Of course, the first query Windows 7 customers will ask is that if their favourite apps and video games will run on Linux. Well, the KDE neighborhood ensures those that need to migrate to a GNU/Linux distribution working the Plasma desktop atmosphere by default that they'll discover a whole lot of common functions, and in case you nonetheless want to use a sure Windows program then there's Wine.

Wine allows you to run nearly any Windows utility and recreation on a Linux-based working system. If you're a Windows gamer, you don't have to fear an excessive amount of as you'll find a way to proceed enjoying your favourite video games on Linux as Steam for Linux now helps 1000’s of video games, and there's additionally Proton, a software that enables Windows-exclusive video games to run on a Linux OS.

If you're nonetheless not satisfied, the KDE neighborhood has ready a pleasant video to present Windows 7 what they're lacking in the event that they don't improve to the Plasma desktop. They additionally arrange a activity the place the neighborhood may help persuade Windows 7 customers to transfer to the Plasma desktop by contributing with brainstorming concepts, assets, and advices. More particulars can be found right here.