"NOOOOOOO!!! I don't want to read the manuals and documentation you wrote for me! If you don't explain this to me in brainlet terms RIGHT NOW, you're an ELIT...

He’s just not interesting to listen to. I wonder how he has so much success on so shallow topics.

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I feel like this attitude comes from the fact that many Linux noobs come from Windows, where everything is intentionally designed to be so easy you don’t have to read a manual to use it. They then carry over that attitude to Linux, and then wonder why this or that program isn’t working out of the box. The problem is is that some new users don’t realize that Linux is different, that it’s very much “you get what you put in”. They don’t expect that they should have to actually put any effort into using their computer, since for them, it’s something that should be so easy their grandma can do it. Thankfully, most people who are serious about learning Linux give up this attitude quickly. I don’t really see many people that are like what the video describes.

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I can confirm this as this was me just a few months ago. It was a wake up call when I had to look up a tutorial on how to download discord, but incredibly rewarding when I was able to. After that I was hooked. Now I’ve switched to Ubuntu 20.04 and raspbian desktop for my raspberry pi 4.

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Good point. My dad has been a Windows user since 3.1. He hates all the crap that Windows 10 comes with, and stuck with Win 7 until its EOL, when he finally bit the bullet and ‘upgraded’. When I suggested switching to Linux to him, he said that it’s too hard. It has all these different versions, and you have to install from a repository instead of just using an executable! All of his arguments against using Linux essentially boiled down to “it’s different, therefore hard”.

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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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