Five reasons why not to migrate to Windows 10
It seems like a logical step forwards. Windows 7 will be no longer supported so high time for a migration to Windows 10 in the desktop environment. But is that really the best way to go? Nowadays experience facts and figures show that there is a cheaper, faster and safer way by converting to a Linux operating system. Moreover, with the use of an IGEL OS, for example, your hardware is no longer dependent on software updates. For example, you can easily extend the lifecycle of your pc hardware that has not been written of yet as investing in new hardware is not immediately needed. Additionally, pc users don’t have to worry about choosing a Linux operating system. They can easily get Windows 10 from the cloud. In short, think carefully before you intend to migrate to Windows 10 in your endpoint environment. We have listed five points that make you wonder whether this is the most relevant choice.
Research reveals that about 40% of pc users still have the Windows 7 operating system running. On 14 January 2020, Microsoft will present its latest security update. After that, the popular operating system will no longer be supported. So many organizations are preparing for a migration process to Windows 10. This is a good reason to make an in-depth analysis of the costs, ease of management and performance of the operating system before starting off the migration process. Review these main ingredients of your analysis:
1. Your equipment must be compatible with Windows 10
Not all hardware is compatible with the new Windows 10 operating system. When migrating to the Microsoft software, new hardware will probably have to be purchased. No matter if this equipment may not have been written off by a long shot. With the use of an IGEL OS you do not have to worry about that. This Linux operating system is suitable for almost all hardware. This allows your equipment to last much longer.
2. Time, money and expertise for a Windows 10 roll-out
Experience learns that the roll-out of Windows 10 takes a lot of time, money and expertise. Installation of the Linux operating system takes about 10 minutes. In addition, you need much less knowledge than when installing Windows 10. This requires expertise from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, SQL Server query Language, Microsoft Powershell and of course Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. The implementation of the IGEL OS is a piece of cake for every IT-professional.
3. Linux is safer than Windows
Tall trees catch a lot of wind. Unfortunately, that is also applicable for the Windows operating system which is by far the most attacked operating system in the world. Almost every month we are confronted with new vulnerabilities in the Microsoft software. This is not the case with the Linux OS.
4.Updating over and over again versus a stable environment
With the use of more than 2000 pc’s you will spend about 25 hours per month on regularly updating new Windows software and related applications. Off course, this can be an automated process. However, this is not always desirable as you want to make sure that business processes are not unnecessarily disrupted.
5. Users start up faster in a Linux environment
Several tests have shown that starting an IGEL OS is faster than starting Windows 10. We use our endpoints more than ever to connect to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or Server Based Computing (SBC) environment. Then it is important that you offer your users a fast, secure and stable port to all conceivable applications, whether or not from a cloud environment.
Choosing a Linux OS is not only better for the IT manager. Users also benefit from speed, security and better performance. Have you already made your mind up?
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