The issue of migration can be interpreted in many ways, there are people who migrate to some Linux distribution for what they want, there are people who use Linux and don't even know (we have Android for example), just as there are people who migrate to Linux for work account, not necessarily by a personal choice. Although Linux is the basis of many projects today, there are still many difficulties encountered by the end user, which hinder migration to this universe.
In order for the end user to be able to use Linux smoothly, I need to know how the operating system they are using works. When we talk about how it works, we don't necessarily know which processes are behind the operating system, how the kernel controls access to memory, how the structured operating system. The user needs to be able to perform all the activities that are necessary for him, such as simple everyday things and feel comfortable with it.
If you feel the need to know everything about the system, how it really works, and all its features, great! However, we cannot deny that many users are not interested in knowing how everything works as long as they can do their activities everything is OK, and there is no problem with that. Myself, when I started in this universe I just wanted to know if the intended result, which was to do my activities smoothly, would be satisfied and gradually I became more interested in the subject.
Not all interfaces are intuitive to the extreme, especially if you have been using Windows for many years. The channel has sometimes raised the subject of "the best distribution for beginners," and while there are some that are easily recommended, there is no denying that there is something very interesting about exploring options until you find the one that most suits you. suits your needs or your user profile.
When I started using Linux, I was introduced to Ubuntu with Unity and I really liked it, because it was very practical and with a look that aggravated me, so much so that it was hard to convince me to change the interface. Then I started using Linux Mint, which I didn't like very much, but the experience turned out to be so good that I convinced my boss to run on several computers in the company I work for.
In this process we can say that some things end up pushing users away or impairing their adaptation. One of the most difficult things about migration, in my opinion, is where things are positioned, how to install things, where to look for them, and how to look for them. If you're a content creator, always think of ways to make tutorials and explain that they can be used by novice users as well, or flag if your tutorial is for an intermediate or advanced user so that people who access it don't see it as difficult, or impossible to do, and use that as an excuse to stop trying.
Another difficulty encountered is the programs we use, sometimes we find that we need exactly that program, but actually we need its functionality. It took me a while to get used to this idea. I kept dual boot for a year simply to use the Microsoft Office suite, until I realized that what I was looking for was simply the functionality I found in these programs.
Search for things not by the name of the program but by its features, such as a text editor instead of Word for example. This certainly opens up a much wider range of opportunities to find what you are looking for, often finding even better solutions than you were used to.
Although I have mentioned some points related to the content produced and some of my user experience, I believe that much of the dropout is due to the user's lack of interest in striving to gain new knowledge and choosing to say that the product is not good. than to reveal that I had no desire to know and adapt there is something new at the moment. This also happened to me, but I ended up reviewing my concepts.
Note that there is no problem that you are not interested in learning something new at the moment, as long as you do not justify this lack of interest by putting negative obstacles in the content, and that goes for anything in life that you propose to learn in your life. Finally, in the video below you will find Dionatan's opinion on the challenges of migration and what can be done to facilitate it.
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