Question about linux... Seems obvious but maybe no one ever asked this.

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Just because they are just different.
My analogy is something nearly everyone doses, and that is driving, you drive around in a car with 4/6 gear transmission, get out then get into a vehicle with 12+gears and a splitter, they both go down the road, they both go left or right, but the way you handle them are worlds apart
 


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For some reason, people tend to overlook the *years* it took them to "learn" Windows, and then expect to be able to use Linux at that same level of proficiency. If they can't, then it's 'hard'.

I don't know for certain, 'cause experimenting on humans is generally a bad thing - and experimenting on children (who can't really consent) is even worse.

But, I think if you took some kids who don't know a darned thing about computers and gave some of them Linux computers and some of them Windows computers, I think the ones learning to use Linux will gain proficiency faster.

Alas, I don't have access to a bevy of children on which to test, and testing on children is often frowned upon - unless certain provisions have been met.

I started with a glorified calculator and then timeshare on a mainframe running a Unix. So, I'm afraid I'm biased - but I was also once a Microsoft MVP - but I think Linux is more intuitive, straightforward, and understandable. I really do. I've put Linux devices in the hands of older people and in short order they don't need me for anything - even if they'd previously used Windows since like 3.1 or similar.
 

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I haven't mentioned, produced or echoed any "hard-to-use" comment.

I just reflected on the fact that Linux, Windows and macOS are different systems, their differences are non-trivial, and it's part of the journey to have to search how to do certain things, or ask someone with more experience.

I put my hands on a Mac after 18 years using Linux, and I had to ask how to do certain things.

Not because one is harder than the other, or because one side is wrong and other isn't... Just because they are just different."
Hi, yes, I agree, regarding the "I don't get all these hard to use comments" quoted in your post,
I don't get it either.
Today I opened up a new under 200.00 euro laptop made by the new owners of Toshiba,
I tried to install Linux Lite on it, failed, error after error, then tried to install antiX Linux, this
resulted in an in a system that would boot to a frozen screen, and also a failed to repair
error on the windows 10 side, so I proceeded to install MX Linux, which went flawlessly,
all the way through the install, the key pad worked which did not in antiX, as did the keboard,
and the WiFi was found and worked too, could not believe how easy that install went, I did
however get use the full disc which meant no more windows, it was broken anyway.

All in all a good few hours learning, and a nimble install of MX, big shout out to the team
at MX, they succeeded where two other distros failed, now how many versions of windows
can one get for free and try to see which one best suits your hardware, not many these days.
 

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My analogy is something nearly everyone doses, and that is driving, you drive around in a car with 4/6 gear transmission, get out then get into a vehicle with 12+gears and a splitter, they both go down the road, they both go left or right, but the way you handle them are worlds apart
Worlds apart indeed, I like to stomp on windows, and just love Linux, today I killed a perfectly working
windows install so Linux could come and take control, it felt so good.
 
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