hbmcc wrote: ⤴
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:50 pm
If I remember, 'noobs' is a censor-free derivation of "boobs" which was basically the same thing
I have never heard that anywhere before. "Noob" is short for "newbie" which means, simply, a person who is new to Linux (or whatever).
"NOOBS" is "New Out Of the Box Software", the operating system installer for the Raspberry Pi, a 35 dollar single board computer that runs Linux. They have sold millions of of Raspberry Pis, and I have never heard of anybody considering NOOBS to be an insult.
From the Merriam Webster dictionary:
a person who has recently started a particular activity : newbie
Origin and Etymology of noob
by shortening from noobie, spelling variant of newbie
First Known Use: 2002
From the Oxford Dictionary:
A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.
Early 21st century: from newbie.
From the Cambridge Dictionary:
someone who has just started doing something, especially playing a computer game or using a type of software, and so does not know much about it
I think you are looking for problems where there are none. If you want help with installing or using Linux Mint, you have come to the right place. If you are simply looking for a place to "fling dirt" you have come to the wrong place, and likely won't last long here.