mintnoob wrote:But the irony is that non-computer geeks, like my girlfriend, could easily go Windows-free without regret, than computer geeks like me!
viking777 wrote:Easy to believe?
Wow not to me it isn't. I have had Linux on my wife's computer for years - she never touches it, always Windows. Like your girlfriend her computer is just a tool to use not a plaything as it is for me.
Kaye wrote:If you're truly into computers I feel that you will always choose Linux over any other alternative.
Kaye wrote:I feel the exact opposite of this is true. Most "normal" people don't care enough to touch anything other than Windows. Really what normal user is gonna go through the time and learning curve required even to do something simple like write a conky script? The reason they like Windows is the exact reason I hate it - everything is simple and anything even remotely in-depth (read: anything that matters relating to the system) is completely blocked from you.
If you're truly into computers I feel that you will always choose Linux over any other alternative.
butchydave wrote:I'm a wrench turner and been too busy to learn how to be a geek. Don't know anyone who uses Linux or CLI so it's a slow go of learning. Everyone knows windows whether you like it or not. I don't like being chained to windows and the almighty $. So yes this is one non-geek learning to fly! So being a noob bear with me and some of the crazy and stupid things I do while my wings get stronger!
MALsPa wrote:I'm with ya, man. This ("I don't like being chained to windows and the almighty $") was my primary reason for deciding to learn to use Linux. I had to go slowly with it because I was too busy with work, kids, etc., so I came into it expecting it to take some time. It did. Then you wake up one day surprised at how much stuff has sunk in, realizing you've become a Linux user.
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