Check this outstanding video out concerning Why Linux Sucks.
It's not what you think. This is a LinuxFestNorthWest seminar on whats wrong with Linux and how to fix it. It's all about constructive criticism from the Linux community themselves. This will let Linux newbies know where many of the differences are, some of the problems are and to let a newbie really know and understand what they are getting into undertaking a journey with a Linux distro. And hopefully, how many of these issues can be resolved.
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They say some good things about Mint but for example some bad things (bad here is subjective) like why Cinnamon was in general a bad idea.
Check it out and newbies, don't worry about some things you may not understand - you will in time - trust me.