To add to this, the most important piece of advice I heard after switching to Linux from Windows is:

“Linux is not Windows.”

In a similar way, as someone who grew up using Windows, I have no idea how to operate a Mac. I have no idea where to look for things in settings, how to close programs properly, why the taskbar keeps disappearing, what the default programs are called, etc. None of the keybindings I’m used to work. Where is the task manager? What do you mean I shouldn’t be downloading .exe files from the web for the programs I want? Why isn’t there an install wizard asking me where I want my program?

Mac is considered to be extremely user-friendly for someone who wants the computer to just work. But if I don’t learn anything about it, using it is difficult.

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.


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