There are so many well-meaning guys out there on the innerwebz, on the YouTubz, in bloggies and sites and fori n stuffz, and they all want to help you to “learn Linux”. How nice. Thank you very much, guys. xoxoxox
Thanks for making us feel inept and stupid. :..(
But, honest now and back to reality, why learn Linux? Why not just use it? Are you gonna collide particles at CERN, are you constructing a spaceship? No? So you just wanna play in Second Life, read Orca’s bloggy, watch some YT vids, play games, write your own blog, manage your emails and work in an office suite and manage your awesome photos of your awesome friends in horn-rimmed glasses? Ok, then there is no need to “learn” a simple operating system for your computer. Anybody ever tried to teach you how to use a Mac? You know how to use your keyboard, right? And a mouse as well, I assume. Soooo … you got everything you need to live a happy life in Linux.
Of course Linux is not Windows. And it’s not MacOS neither. So there will be some differences in operation … but there’ll be even greater differenes in between the operation of various Linux Desktop Environments than between Windows or MacOS and something simple like Xfce, MATE or Cinnamon. And mostly these desktops are easier and faster and more satisfying to handle than the ones by Microsoft and Apple. So, if anything, you’ve gotta unlearn some stuff rather than to learn new skillz. For realz: Linux is made for girls!
With and without glasses, horn-rimmed or not.
In most modern Linuxes you don’t need to employ the terrifying Terminal thing at all. Only some weirdos and wannabe experts like Orca are sometimes working in the terminal, and that only to solve some rather insider-ish geeky problems. Problems you’ll most probably never encounter in the first place. There is no need to turn into a girlgeek and wear hornrimmed glasses.
Looking particularly at Potty and Sammie now: Girls, checking out Linux on a spare machine ain’t a “project”. It doesn’t need long winter nights. It needs no preparation apart from acquiring that spare machine and … fukn install your Linux distro of choice (Linux Mint, Linux Lite) on it … and then start being awesome immediately.
Whaddaya waitin’ for?