20 New User Misconceptions about Linux
Feb 22, 2011, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."