That Linux, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu.. and many other Open-source OS's.. (Based on Linux) have copied Windows 7, or is a copy from Windows 7
Yup; very funny indeed..!
What you have to remember is that most people are perfectly happy with their lives as they are. They're happy with what they know. They do not like having to learn something new. Doing so puts them on the defensive.....and for many folks, the best defense is a good offense. So they go on the attack.....
Furthermore, this friend of yours may have had a bad experience with Linux (and therefore reasons that because he couldn't get the hang of it, he cannot see how anybody else could, either).....or, as Madman says, he could simply be full of crap. A lot of people simply 'parrot' what their mates all say, 'cos it helps them to feel like 'one of the gang' (without actually trying whatever it might be for themselves, and forming their own opinion on the matter).
You may try it and find you absolutely love it. Linux is extremely 'subjective'; it's up to the individual to make of it what they will.....the tools are very definitely there to 'customize' a system that will put your mate's Windoze install to shame..! Yes, there's something of a 'learning-curve'.....but thousands of ordinary individuals have made the transition, and so can you.
The folks who always seem to have the biggest problems with Linux are the 'power-users'; these are the Windoze 'experts' who come to Linux, cocky, full of themselves and of pre-concieved notions of what to expect. That's the worst thing you can do with Linux; the best thing you can do is to keep an open mind, and don't be afraid to think 'outside the box'. It often works with Linux.....whereas with Windoze, if you don't follow the 'rules', you're doomed to failure..!
Anyway, Linux is as easy to use as Windoze these days.....if not easier in many respects. Don't believe all this crap about having to 'live in the terminal'; although it's there, and is a very powerful tool in its own right, many people run Linux for years without going anywhere near it.
The best advice I can give is the same as a friend gave me nearly 5 years ago. Try it; you'll never know unless you do.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 14 March 2018 - 05:59 AM.
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