Linux & people
The other day, at Cage, where we play football and I a guy from the field of Economics, asked me what I think about Linux. I answered back, with excess confidence, that Linux is not for people, it’s for programmers. Was I wrong? Mr. P. Kokkoris, a guy from Psychology field had installed Linux on his laptop and that was a surprise to me. So, I made him some questions…
Since some people asked me, I included a step by step guid for a dual boot with windows7 and Linux here. Alternatively, you can look at the comments sections.
- How did you learn about Linux? Most people are not aware of this OS.
My neighbor installed them at his laptop, because he had been bored of Windows xp. Moreover, he was not able to reinstall Windows as easily as Ubuntu…I spotted them, he told me that they are fast and light and I thought, perfect, because I have an old laptop that needs a boost!
- How did you install Linux? Was it easy or not?
Advices on the official site are so accurate, that even an Orang could succeed in this installation!
- What do you adore in Linux?
I like the ease of the installation with multiple ways. I adore that I have all the apps installed, the ones that I would have to install by my own in Windows. For example, I did not have to install mtorrent, winrar. The most significant issue, is that these programs for opening a pdf and related tasks are way better that the ones of microsoft office.
- What do you miss from Windows?
There are times that Linux are unbearable and even Google can not provide a solution, because I am doomed to use a stupid thing (probably he means the terminal), where I need to give commands in programming languages..On these situations, I am completely lost.
- Are you happy from your desicion? Would you suggest Linux to ohters too?
I am not changing Ubuntu for nothing…I unreservedly recommend them on simple users like me, regardless of the rumors that want Linux to be for advanced users. That’s all folks, hope I helped the progress of science.
I would like to thank Mr. Kokkoris for answering these questions. I would also like to thank him for making me think of something. Should I also use Linux for my “simple user” tasks?