I wandered across an interesting post in another blog on WordPress today.
I’ve talked a fair bit about how far desktop Linux has come, and how far it has yet to go, both in terms of operation and ease of use for new users.
For those that are dipping their toe in the water, or making the full dive in with a large scale distro like Ubuntu, I thought the following would be of interest…
I’ll be honest here. When I first installed Ubuntu, I really had no idea what I was getting into. I’d heard about how much easier Linux had become, but little did I know there were still quite a few things that, shall we say, are less than user friendly. The plethora of options that you can only access from the command line come to mind.
The author goes on to provide details on, and a link to, an excellent documentation Wiki for new users.
Another example of momentum and community serving to ease the transition to the Linux platform.
In theory, and largely in practice, the Zonbu removes a lot of this frustration but good community matters a lot from an evolution perspective.