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Is Linux really easier than Windows or Mac?

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I am a UNIX system administrator and I’ve written tons of articles related to administration and networking on a UNIX/Linux platform. However, I must admit that if I were not as knowledgeable on the platform, many basic doings on Linux compared to old fashioned Windows would have been tougher to deal with.

To name a few, managing user/groups, networking and in particular wireless setup, dealing with driver issues and of course being in the wild seeking answers from the Linux communities.

It seems the average people are constantly being brainwashed by the Linux community about Linux being the perfect replacement to Windows. Many Linux fanatics go on about how great Linux is and how much it has been improved over the years to be the perfect OS desktop alternative to Windows.

I don’t necessarily disagree with them on this but I do think that Linux or Ubuntu in general is still not yet ready for your average grandma or grandpa.

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