Linux: FAQ & Feedback

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“I’ve just found out about Linux and I love it! I’ve been using Pop!_OS for 3 months now. What distro do you use Supa?”

Take a look at my “About” page, There you’ll find the Linux distributions I’ve used, and the current one I’m using.

“I see a lot of linux pages on your website. How come there are no pages explaining how to install linux for new people? This might help push Linux adoption especially with people who use your stuff in Second Life.”

There are many, far better resources for “new Linux user guides” online. While I use Linux myself, I’m not a “Linux Evangelist”. I believe that people should choose what works best for them; be that Windows, macOS, Linux - or maybe all at the same time. Linux is a journey, and I believe it’s down to each person to make the first step, including learning how to install it - which is part of the fun of it.

“I’m thinking of switching from Windows to Linux. What is the best Linux for a new person?”

There is no “best Linux”, in the same sense that there’s no “best ice cream”. Choose a Linux distribution that you like and learn to use that. Some Linux distributions are tailored for new users and some for advanced users. Without me knowing a users technical proficiency, it’s really down to the individual to do some research and decide which one fits their needs.

“Should I switch to Linux?”

Ask yourself which software and hardware do you use every day on Windows. If you rely heavily on a lot of proprietary software or hardware (particularly those from Microsoft, Adobe or others which have no Linux compatible version), then switching to Linux is not going to benefit you in any way. However, if like me, you can adapt to using cross-platform alternative software and compatible hardware, and you become comfortable using those - switching to Linux won’t be much of an issue. The choice to switch is ultimately yours. It’s your PC after all.

“You ever thought of making guides for new Linux users?”

A lot of my existing guides involve copying and pasting commands from the web into the terminal. This runs counter to the general advice I see from other Linux users telling new users to never do this, unless they know what they’re doing. If they are new users - they don’t know what they are doing, nor even know what a terminal is. Therefore, my guides are aimed at users who have run Linux for a while and are comfortable navigating their way around the operating system, editing files, making changes and fixing any problems that may arise with their own setup.