Well, actually Nick who participated in this Topic above was teaching most everyone Puppy who were interested, one of the harder versions of Linux to master. The reasoning was that if one could run Puppy, then the rest would be easy. It actually worked out for a couple, the rest dropped out fast. I don't even care about Puppy, for starters, though I use FatDog64 versions to quickly test some computers, it's an unattractive OS, way too much work to learn the ins & outs of & I'm satisfied with Linux Mint.
Though I'm in the process of working on learning the KDE version, am not sure if I'll stick with Kubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 KDE.
No, I don't feel that most users should be over-protected, but there's a few that has to be. If you stick around, you'll learn fast the ones who needs more protection than others. I tend to work with a couple of these members because they're my friends, they're never going to have the skillset to risk it all, while there's others who are expressing a desire to learn more & have actually "cut the cord" so to speak.
So, my opinion is that if they want to learn form you, that's fine. But I'm not going to force anything, that's the difference between this forum & the dedicated Linux forums, many of the members there has no patience, expects everyone to learn in a few days to a couple of weeks & won't work with others who are still running Windows while learning Linux. We want tolerance here, that's the way it is in many aspects of daily life, this isn't the 1950's or 60's, we all have to be tolerant of others, respect one another, regardless of background, you sound to be an intelligent individual & I believe you're getting where I'm coming from. We don't tolerate the arrogance here that some dedicated Linux forums openly displays. No OS bashing,
If you want to teach Linux here, that's fine, jump in the Topics, offer solutions and get a feel for the membership. You will then see firsthand how members respond to you. We certainly need the knowledge here, so far Nick has been the primary leader.
Just be chance, I learned by the School for Hard Knocks myself. Back in 2009, there was nowhere near the information available online to learn the OS, and in the forums I participated in, I got many cold shoulders because I was dual booting with XP. That, I don't want to see here, the Linux founders created the OS based on freedom. That freedom includes running the OS of their choice.
You may be received well here by some, as there are a few whom has ditched Windows. The only thing you can do is get involved & see what happens.
I, for one, would love to see the Linux section of this forum flourish, and see us be one of the "go to" forums for support. We are a huge site that attracts a lot of traffic, but we do need more Linux traffic & by that I mean quality traffic.
Maybe you can pickup where this member whom I thought was promising left off.
As far as I'm concerned, you're welcome here. Hopefully you can connect with the members who are interested in LInux & maybe bring some traffic along. Experience is needed,
All the Best,
Edited by cat1092, 24 September 2014 - 03:01 AM.