A good thought experiment: is it actually harder to teach someone to use Ubuntu 20.04 than Windows 10 for general computing tasks like web browsing, email, word processing, and light photo editing?

If so - why?


@tindall had this discussion with my boss the other day, and really it all seems to come down to "windows is already on the laptop they bought"

consumers just don't want to do anything to the thing they bought before beginning using it. they have been sold a magic rectangle and learning anything more about it is an unnecessary chore. it seems that microsoft has made damn sure that as many magic rectangles as possible ship with their trash preinstalled

@SpankyWorks @tindall it's not *just* that. apart from ensuring it's on every computer, Microsoft also makes sure that high school IT classes cover their software and their software only.

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