Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I feel a certain kinship with newer Linux converts. Switching to Linux on the desktop is definitely a unique experience that many of us tend to forget. For instance, the need to stop and think about where a tool’s located can be challenging for newbies.
Similarly, anytime I need to use Windows 7, I find myself doing a double-take when trying to launch Linux programs like Synapse! I click the keys, only to remember that I'm on Windows, and not my Ubuntu box. I guess old desktop computing habits diehard.
For people who switch to Linux, they may find themselves missing select features. Not features that experienced Linux users consider groundbreaking, rather options that are considered 'nice to have' by those from the Windows side of the fence.
In this article, I'll look at some of these missing items, and offer comparable alternatives.