Restart

Due to the rise of the Internet, surfing over online from a Windows PC is another name of horrible experience. Microsoft’s built-in Internet browser, Internet Explorer (IE), is nothing but a crap. Over the last seven years, people have been preferring  Google Chrome or Firefox to IE.

Dear Reader, Welcome back, to my blog series – My Journey With Linux. This series will share my personal experience with Linux Operating System and other Linux applications. I hope you will enjoy it.

Whatever the browser is, in most of the cases, surfing the Internet, for ordinary people, from a windows machine, is terrible. The common behavior of Internet surfing is downloading. It may be either movie or audio or whatever. A lot of people spend a good amount of time seeking for desired files to download. And, that is the point which makes the most harm. In most of the cases, a typical download requires multiple attempts. And these attempts are misused by the hackers. They, explicitly and implicitly create several changes on the PC by installing unexpected software.

General people are made fool by suggesting them to install ‘desired_file_name.exe’. People, having poor computer knowledge think – installing this .exe file will download my desired file. Thus, once the installation process is initiated, it starts consuming your Internet speed and data by downloading and installing several unexpected applications which cause serious damage to your PC performance by occupying processor, RAM and modifying your browser with a new toolbar, home page, and advertisement serving add-ons. These applications list themselves in the start-up process which makes your booting slow. These constantly consume your processor and RAM which makes your PC performing slowly. Installed cookies and Trojan horses silently send information over the Internet of which you are not aware of. And thus –

 

Your security is compromised, but alas, you don’t know it even! ?

 

Your PC performance is severely hampered and you are continuously slapping on your CPU 😀 to respond. But you find it dumb and then try to find a solution by pressing ‘Restart’.

The Beginning

After several Blue-Screen warnings, the crash of my old HDD caused an immense loss to me. I lost almost everything except some backups in my Google Drive and USB Flash. I had to start from new.

Throwing off my old HDD into a dustbin, I started my digital journey again with a fresh HDD along with a different OS with which I had no prior experience except several good impressions and acceptable logics.

The slow response time, vulnerability to security made me literally furious with the Microsoft Windows OS. The next important thing was — piracy. I was using a lot of pirated applications including the OS itself. Interruption in the work was an everyday routine. I’ve found, almost each of the computers in my office network was a Virus Factory. These were seriously hampering response time and causing performance failure. Suppose: I was using a slideshow while conducting a class. In the middle of my journey, while I was attempting to play the linked media file, the system started malfunctioning. It started displaying various unstable messages like– Loading, Not Responding, Unknown Error blah blah blah. Interestingly that was not the end. After the class, when students were asking for the slide, inserting a flash drive in the system was almost a nightmare. Viruses working on ‘Auto Run’ mood used to add more pains like– file disappearing, creating shortcuts and what not!

The worst case used to happen during the corporate presentation. Over the last several days I had spent a lot of time to create a stunning presentation. And on the grand day, when I was about to present the slide, I started experiencing a malfunction. ‘The program is not responding’ was a common issue. Imagine the situation – You are in a professional presentation event, some important persons are waiting in front of you to listen to you, and you can’t move just because your system halted 😀  And if it was someone else’s computer, there was a great chance, my file would be eaten by a virus.

Pretty unstable, unreliable system which always kept me worrying.

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