Spoiler alert: This is not a tutorial post ! , it’s only meant for entertainment purposes.

  • One of the smart features of Windows 11 is it reminds you to activate it! So without further ado let’s activate Linux!

We will use a package called activate-linux written in C so expect it to be very fast! 🤓 even faster than the Windows one !


To install activate Linux package for Arch based distros (AUR) :

# Paru ... Or use whatever your Aur helper is!
yay activate-linux-git


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:edd/misc
sudo apt update
sudo apt install activate-linux


eselect repository enable vaacus
emerge --sync vaacus
emerge -av activate-linux


dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:tschmitz:activate-linux/Fedora_Rawhide/home:tschmitz:activate-linux.repo
dnf install activate-linux

For the full instructions about other distros please go here

And just like that folks, we have activated Linux !

  • With that we have completely brought windows best features to Linux 👌! Thanks to MrGlockenspiel for making this project possible.

Maybe it’s time for you too to give that penguin 🐧 a try !

It doesn’t really matter what you pick. It’s just whatever works best for you. Just pick a random distro, and if you don’t like it try another. There’s no penalty to how many times you switch.

If you have any insights or suggestions, I would love to hear them 🙂.