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Ten ways to stop novice users quitting Linux

Dec 20, 2010, 16:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"It's all very well handing out Linux machines to users unfamiliar with the operating system, but you risk running into problems that a little preparation could easily avoid, says Jack Wallen.

"When users are presented with a new operating system, what happens next depends on a number of issues. The key one is how easy the transition is. If users are faced with numerous hurdles, they will either keep coming back to you for support or give up. But it need not be like that.

"I am going to show you 10 steps to take a default Ubuntu 10.04 installation and make it as novice-proof as possible. After this walk-through, you can also re-create the complete distribution so you always have that novice-proof Linux distro at the ready."

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