Users who are testing a system for the first time may have some difficulties, now know the main factors that make people give up using Linux.
The main reasons why you give up on Linux
Ok, I know that a lot of readers here on the blog use Linux on a daily basis and don't even think about leaving the "penguin", rain or shine, you will be using Linux whenever possible, however, there is another It is part of readers who access the blog seeking more information about it and sometimes also seeking help and solutions to problems they may encounter.
So today we are going to talk openly and without prejudice about Linux's weaknesses to users, things that bother those who are migrating, at least from my point of view, and sometimes end up with the user giving up on Linux as the default system. .
Now know the top 5 reasons why people give up on Linux
1 – I don't want to learn everything again
It is very frustrating to think that you understand a lot about a subject and find that you don't even know 50% of the whole.
This is extremely common and disheartening, whether or not a lot of users who decide to test Linux have prior computer skills, this has been changing a little over time but usually this way, one spends many years using Windows and Mac and decides to test Linux.
The first contacts with anything new are always strange, so to speak, but in fact "the shock" when testing Linux for the first time can be great if you are unlucky enough to fall into such an unfriendly district.
I think what most frustrates novices that even though they know that Windows has its problems and know the bugs that sometimes appear (hi blue screen!), These people know what to do when it occurs, they know how to solve the problems that appear and on Linux they get lost.
"My Windows is not playing RMVB, I already know … I install the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack or Real Player and that's it!"
"My Ubuntu is not playing RMVB, hmm … chipped!"
The feeling of not knowing something really bad, drives users away and makes them give up, but of course that was just an example, when "the guy" touches that he doesn't even know how to install a program the way it was normal to be upset before.
It all depends on learning, how complicated it is to feel "the coolest fuck" on Windows and coming on Linux and finding that you are a beginner here and most of the people in this world have the most knowledge in the area than you, that is. It hurts the ego, some people are humble enough to admit they don't know and ask for help, others prefer to play in a safe zone and get on with Windows. And you wanna know? They are choices, I do not condemn those who prefer to do so, but I find it a waste of intellectual ability not to explore this side of technology, especially if you are curious.
2 – Oops, many options!
This is the kind of thing that pleases some and displeases others, but even you who do everything today on Linux at some point in your life must have been lost with so many options.
The varieties of Linux are great, maybe one of their plus points certainly, but I can't help but realize how so many options sometimes hurt choices, Having many options is only good when you know how to choose.
This really happens when people decide to try Linux, on Windows and Mac you don't have many options but on Linux besides choosing the distribution, there are still a variety of options of everything you can imagine, just window composers, interfaces, File managers, audio managers, network managers, text-editing programs, each program for each function has alternatives in most cases, each with its own peculiarities.
At such times that reason 1 on our list, unwillingness to learn, can erode the new user, after all to make good choices requires knowledge.
Honestly I don't think Linux should completely standardize, I commented on this video already, but some priests could be useful eventually.
I know a lot of people wrinkle their nose when it comes to "priests" in Linux, and I sincerely like the options, but for the growth of Linux distros as a whole, only the standards are required, or does it happen for everyone to grow up? together or the most famous distro (Ubuntu) being the default, as already, most applications currently developed have been backwards compatible with Ubuntu, such as Steam for example, although it works in almost every distro that Valve supports. indeed Ubuntu, in the future maybe Debian on Steam OS.
To users who see the many options as a default, my patience request, learn and see what the differences, do not be afraid to test, use dual boot or virtual machine Linux to learn before installing on the HD no crime.
3 – Don't have my favorite game
It's an interesting subject to debate, as much as you're the type who thinks Linux will never have a good market share in the game worlds, I tell you, you're wrong.
Be aware that you are living the era of the birth of Linux for the gaming industry, if in the past (3 years ago) you could say "Dude, Linux has no games!", Today you can already complain that you don't have that specific title or complain that the video drivers are not performing so well.
This shows a clear evolution of Linux in this market, in a short time Linux already has at its disposal 20% of Steam's catalog.
Some major studios have already shown and show interest in launching their games for Linux, but many have not yet arrived, and this leaves some users with one foot behind.
But there are a lot of "Free to Play" games on the internet of games of all kinds, mostly "Pay To Win" games that drag a crowd of players who don't have a Linux version yet, like Point Blank and League Of Legends for example.
Unfortunately it does not depend so much on Linux and the distros themselves, after all who makes the games are the producers, developers and studios, what you can do to help bring games to Linux help spread the word and charge these studios that carry them. your Linux games, although no one does that, boycott is always the best weapon.
I always try to advise people about this, for many games are a very important part of PC use, for some even the main one, so if you like some games very much, dual boot is recommended, use Windows as your A "console", for everything else use Linux, you will be safer and able to use the best one has to offer, and when the games you like have versions for Linux you can use on Linux, it's simple.
Since over time you will spend less and less time on Windows, for simpler games you can still use a virtual machine.
I think that in this topic we can include specific programs too, in most cases we have alternatives for everything, unlike the games that are mostly irreplaceable, with computer programs we have a lot more alternatives, many of the software used are multiplatform and work on Linux. Also, just give a research that you should find software that do what you need, here at Diolinux even has several tips.
4 – Spera Community
I always take a few rocks when I talk about this, and I think that proves my point, but I'll tell you that one of the reasons people stop using Linux is the users themselves.
Not so unusual, unfortunately, to see "pompous" Linux users with an air of superiority for using the "penguin system", in this case I have two videos that I posted on the Diolinux YouTube channel, I think they illustrate the situation well, If no arguments need to be added, check out:
5 – Lack of support for certain hardware
Hardly will you connect a device to your Linux and it will not be recognized, particularly never had problems with anything, but there are always exceptions.
In these exceptions we find very specific hardware, such as Razer mice and keyboards, or too old hardware.
Speaking of Razer, her products work perfectly on Linux, which you probably won't have that cute software that comes with the product and lets you do some advanced setups.
What if you are thinking "Are you seeing? Windows has these drivers!"
Go from wandering not to talk nonsense! Windows does not have these drivers, plug in such a device into the system and you will see!
At this point Linux even has broader support than Windows itself but the big difference lies in the component manufacturer.
Although the Linux community with the help of many companies supports virtually everything still the manufacturer that produces the driver that will be used in the operating system, if Linux does not have the Razer keyboard configurator, the fault of Razer that does not and on Linux itself.
The end user, however, doesn't care whose fault it is, he wants to know if it works, that's all.
Another problem that sometimes occurs (it was already a bigger problem) is the compatibility of some printers for example, or specific hardware that is harder to install.
All this undoubtedly removes the Linux user.
Although the text may give the impression that this kind of ordinary problem is actually quite the opposite, I am good at kicking statistics so I will say that in 95% of the cases you will not have any problems using Linux, and when you do, depending It is possible to resort to dual boot, virtual machine and depending on the cases even the Wine serves.
If you want to do your part, press the marks you use to make drivers for the system you want to use.
Linux, a system worth using
If you are reading this article with a certain desire to leave Linux I ask you to reflect on one issue.
If Linux were bad, why do so many people use it? (Are they masochists? Lol)
People choose Linux is hardly anyone using Linux because thanks if you ask the same question using WIndows.
If Windows is bad, why do so many people use it?
There are good reasons for this, Windows comes standard on the computers you buy in stores, Microsoft dominated this market for many years before it had any competition sketch, many people also do not know that there are alternatives, others are tied by software that is only available. exist in the Windows world, like Tecnometal for example. You see, few people use Windows because they chose to use Windows, they exist but not just most.
My goal with this article is simply to say that I am aware of the problems that Linux still has, but putting all the pros and cons on a balance the beneficial points are still an elephant (and a half) against a coati (one that lazy to learn from) new things), to show you what I am talking about I invite you to read the article:
10 Reasons to Exchange Windows for Ubuntu
Some of the weaknesses I mentioned in this article have favorable nuances if you are going to read the article I suggested right up here. Read it and see.
In the end I can think of two characteristics that a Linux user needs to have:
1 – Seat of knowledge
2 – Persistence
If you have coffee, help too! 😉
I ask you who are reading to share this article, which has taken some work of writing, especially with your friends who are testing Linux, I believe many will recognize these difficulties.
Another thing I give you complete freedom to add more reasons and solutions here in the comments to make the article even more complete, remembering that this opinion article, and I believe these are the main points, if there is anything else you think that missed feel free to add.
I count on your participation, see you next time!
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