If something characterizes the Linux user community, it is memory loss. For those of us who have a lot of time installing distros with almost the same frequency with which we change our underwear, most of the questions that a novice user asks may seem completely silly, and many have a pretty good habit of pointing it out. It seems that nobody remembers his first days, days that in an enormous amount were spent next to Ubuntu, a more than emblematic distribution that some enjoy destroying with their comments to put on the Linux hipster shirt, which defends their current distro layer and sword and he denies all the others as if that made minimal sense.
Fortunately, the community is large, and not all users behave in that despicable way. The most important part of acquiring knowledge is the need to share it. Share it with the one who doesn’t know, and the one who asks for help, not only go around strutting so everyone knows you know, but nobody knows anything thanks to you.
The Terminal Is Your Friend
Rookies don’t like the terminal, and many veterans don’t either. Some spend years using Linux, and not even two or three basic commands are learned. The terminal can help you solve many problems, and it is much more efficient to install and uninstall packages, if you use it frequently, you can get to understand it and take care of it.
Anyway, you don’t have to learn commands, in many places they explain how to install things or solve problems and all you have to do is a nice copy-paste in your terminal. In distros like Ubuntu, you can spend your life without ever using the terminal, if you don’t want to. But my recommendation is that you don’t dislike her, because it can help you more than you can imagine. Having a reference at hand for certain commands and reviewing it can be useful if you don’t want or have trouble learning this kind of thing. No one will scold you for copying you.
If Murphy’s laws have taught us something, it is that everything that is right can go wrong, and what is wrong can go worse. If something is almost completely certain, you are going to encounter problems along the way. It may be easy to solve nonsense, and complex problems that make you want to throw in the towel, so patience is essential. If asking and reading doesn’t help you, I don’t blame you if you decide to leave Linux, but you are likely to come back.
Evaluate Your Relationship With Windows
The vast majority of users who come to Linux come to spend their entire lives using Windows is a fact. Trying to convince someone to go to Linux talking badly about Windows is the practice of those who don’t know anything about Linux … or about life. First, it is a fallacy to highlight the flaws of something when you try to sell me something else. The right thing is to highlight the advantages of what you promote, not to litter the other alternatives, and we leave that to politicians.