I'm trying the GNOME Software method of updating things on Fedora (as opposed to dnf all the things like I usually do), and I'm not really enjoying the experience of the forced downtime during the reboot stage. But I suppose the process is no worse than all the other horrible computer systems people have to use, and it's easier to explain to somebody whose first language is not computer.
(I'm pretty sure my first language is now computer, much to my chagrin.)
New Linux machine freshly installed for my wife to try, and it only took me hours of my life. This is much less time than in the past, and I honestly think this was faster than a typical Windows computer setup. Everything came straight outta the package repos! Now to see if she'll actually like it... It's either this or Windows 10 for her, so... Hoping for the best.
@cstanhope Fingers crossed!
My last fresh install of a distro was overtop of a previous one, so they already had all their desktop settings, email and bookmarks etc. in place.
I take a copy of my package list when I do the first install for others. Then a copy of /their/ package list for the next one and so on. Speeds things up tremendously and I don't forget to install something.
BUT it took me several hours to turn off all the garbage and un/install foss stuff in a win10 laptop this afternoon.
@cstanhope I have used cross platform programs to 'waltz along' many idividuals and some windows shops into using linux.
If they are already using tbird, firefox and libreoffice, they barely notice. Considering the jarring changes from win7 to win8 or the new 'ribbon' in ms office, I can make a kde desktop they are instantly at home with.
I've become quite adept and copying tbird and ff profiles around over time too.
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