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and it should be read by all new users of any Linux distro. Most of us newbies come from Windows and expect Linux to be as "easy" to use. This article, written in 2006, firstly clears up the misconception that Linux is a copy of Windows, and goes onto explain just what Linux is (and isn't!). Would the administrators consider including this as a "read first" in the sticky at the beginning of the newbie forum? I found the article invaluable and I know that if I had read this months ago I would be much further along in my understanding of Linux. I hope others find this as valuable as I did.
The thing that impacts me is Dominic's comment on the "mental fix" of Windows users. Because they have to pay for all software, they have the attitude, "attend to my demands now" if they can't get it working. Can't do that in this community!! I'll be interested to read why "Windows is not an operating system".
I'll be interested to read why "Windows is not an operating system".
Because it's an advertising platform. It runs software that demands user interaction so that vendors can put their company name, product brand and logo in your face daily in the form of desktop icons, menus arranged by product, and startup splash screens.