Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Recently, a friend and I were discussing the pluses and minuses of watching the Star Wars films in various orders. (What can I say? I didn’t play football in high school. This is what I do.) The primary purpose of our conversation: to find the optimal viewing order to introduce the Star Wars universe to someone who has never seen the films before.
For example, there is something known as "Machete order" for Star Wars, which has you watching the films in the following order: 4, 5, 2, 3, 6. Watching the films this way provides what is, arguably, the most cohesive and enjoyable "single sitting, first viewing" experience – plus it does away with Episode 1 entirely. Which is a good thing.
All of this got me thinking, what would be the optimal way to introduce Linux to someone who has never used it before?