Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It’s been a little over two full months that I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux as my sole operating system (cold turkey switch from Windows) and I think it’s about time to share some thoughts, some links, and hopefully a little knowledge that I’ve picked up along the way.
First, if you’re brand-new to Linux or are about to be brand-new to Linux, prepare yourself. You’re about to feel like you’re on the “outside.” Linux is picking up steam at an extremely fast rate, yet at current it’s still very much in the minority amongst operating systems. Most people are still using Windows and Macs; some people even tend to look down their noses at people using Linux, but then again that may just reflect my personal experiences.
Second, if you need some suggestions for programs that are user friendly and feature-laden, here is my attempt to point you in a direction (notice I didn’t say it was the guaranteed “best” direction) regarding Linux applications.