Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I know I’m not the only person who doesn’t like to feel like a beginner whenever I use a computer. There are those of us who only like to use something that they can easily master within a few minutes, and then there are people who are always up for a challenge. If you tell them that they can’t do something, then you can count on them to do whatever it takes to accomplish it and prove you wrong.
Generally, the tools that we use on our computers are becoming easier to use, and this has caused people to be enabled to do things that they never imagined they’d be able to do. Instead of just watching the video, they can shoot, import, edit, and distribute their very own visual masterpiece. Yes, the tools to do this have been around for quite some time, but only recently has the mainstream really begun to take a chance and get creative with them because of their increasing simplicity.
Fear of feeling like a beginner is a major reason why people have avoided Linux, and it’s partly why I haven’t become an outspoken and passionate Linux user. I’m definitely part of the target audience for the Linux LiveCDs.
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