A good thought experiment: is it actually harder to teach someone to use Ubuntu 20.04 than Windows 10 for general computing tasks like web browsing, email, word processing, and light photo editing?

If so - why?


@tindall It depends. If they are already familiar with other Windows versions, it is obviously harder - fewer skills will transfer, and they might even need to unlearn some things. Also network effects (more people using Windows means more help and fewer conflicts).

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@tindall People are so used to Windows, that they already learned all the convoluted procedures for things that are simpler, and adapted to not being able to do things that are hard because of Windows.

Like installing stuff by downloading setup wizards from untrusted websites and running them with admin privileges. Having the computer randomly restart to install updates. Not having a torrent client installed by default.

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