Chris Higgins said:
> Windows has one way of doing things, it's the microsoft way, it's what
> you'll find in the books... and every windows person you ask will give
> you that same solution - because it's the only one they know.
>> When you come to a non-windows environment, the range of possibilities is
> endless and the range of options is almost the same - and that brings
> with it some additional work on the behalf of the user that doesn't
> exist in the windows world.
BTW -- just to go off on a philosophical tangent:
I reckon that a lot of the "linux sucks, windows is more intuitive"
comments that we see, are off-base. Next time you use Windows and
try to do something with it, think about each step and consider
how "intuitive" it would be to a beginner.
In my most recent experiment (viewing some streaming video for the
Ireland-Iran match ;), I came across several moments where a newbie
would be ringing up their techie mate to come 'round and "fix the
In other words, Windows is *not* as intuitive as people make out; it's
You can go further back -- right back to the moving the mouse on the
mousemat, that bendy arrow button being the "Return Key", etc. but
I reckon most want-to-try-linux folks have got that far anyway. ;)
But anyway -- the bottom line is, linux has different ways to do things
from windows. there will always be a learning curve when you're making
([*]: in the end I just gave up anyway, it was just too much work
for 3am after the pub ;)
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