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20 New User Misconceptions about Linux

Feb 22, 2011, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"1) Linux will behave like Windows.

"The misconception that one OS acts just like another makes me crazy. It's like me going from a Toyota Prius to a sixteen wheeler "big rig" and expecting it to handle exactly the same.

"The fact of the matter is that the Linux desktop has no singular way of presenting itself. That's the power behind Linux on the desktop. It can be customized for different needs and distributions, while relying on a variety of desktop and software packages to make it work a certain way.

"Windows, on the other hand, has a "here it is" approach that works well enough for its intended audience.

"2) Windows software looks better than Linux software."

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