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I am an older, competent, windows user who would love to migrate to Linux. Unfortunately there is no easy path. Linux seems to be a program written by geeks who want it to be different, forcing a windows user wanting to move over to completely learn a new way to use the internet. Even moving to Apple is easier. To learn Linux is like forcing us to learn Chinese from scratch. That will not happen.
Unless a pathway, or a bridge, which is "somewhat" like windows is provided so we can assimilate into this new OS called Linux, I, we, will never really accept Linux to replace Windows. Even though we want to get away from Windows, there is no way to do it, because Linux is just too different to easily learn. I can play with Linux, but that is all I can do - play with it, not use it on a daily basis.
And here we are, going to be forced to accept Windows 10 as the next OS, and I have nothing to say about it, for MS will soon kill Win7 like they killed XP, and force me to go to Win10, when I don't want to. I would love to use Linux, but the learning curve is just toooooo steep.
It would be nice to have a version which would make moving from Windows to Linux easy. The reality is, though, Linux is an OS for the younger geeks, or experienced programmer, not an OS for the avg user. Why can't that change? I realize this is an age old question, which has been around for years, but I'm realizing it is now becoming a reality I need to face.
I know several computer users that have more time than the OP on computers if you use the LQ member date. They are not proficient on a Gnu/Linux, let alone on MS Windows. You cannot judge someone's abilities on the Intro to LQ. We have no way of knowing another person experience(s) unless we have a direct contact or know their posting history. Since the OP only posted 10 times no one knows that persons experiences unless given by the OP. From the OP, we do know the opinion of s/he with learning Linux OS as being steep learning curve. I say step up and take the first steps to using a Gnu/Linux and use the tools available to you;
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