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10 ways to help users transition to Linux

Jan 28, 2009, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Sheer economics are driving the increasingly widespread usage of the Linux operating system. It’s free, it’s reliable, it’s safe, and (did I mention?) it’s free! But when adopting a new operating system, there is always a learning curve for the user base. Not only that, many users think Linux is hard to use. This, of course, is not necessarily so. But it’s your job to overcome their reluctance and to train them to use Linux so that it becomes second-nature to them, as Windows is. Without sending your users to some sort of boot camp, this may seem like a rather daunting task. But there are ways to ease the pain of learning Linux. Let’s examine some of them."

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