Linux is more intuitive than Windows

My wife made this vicious accusation this weekend when she was complaining that she doesn’t like Vista (the 64-bit version came with my new laptop - the laminate floor install at my folks paid off - only one more trip to go and that is done!). She continued to say that likes that Linux is more intuitive and doesn’t like [Windows Vista] using some computer nerdy thing.

This may be more of an indictment of how Vista implements security - her Vista account is not an admin account and she was earlier complaining about not being able to install things.

Anyway, just figured I’d share this one. It took me a couple minutes to pick my jaw up off the floor after hearing this.

vista for me too is a s**t,maybe we can say that linux for elementary things is quite easy,the problem is when you need something more from linux…i wouldn’t read posts on posts on this forum every evening to solve my daily problems…

m1192ds wrote:
> vista for me too is a s**t,maybe we can say that linux for elementary
> things is quite easy,the problem is when you need something more from
> linux…i wouldn’t read posts on posts on this forum every evening to
> solve my daily problems…
>
>
So you are saying linux is too hard for you when trying to do hard tasks?

i’m saying that if you have always worked with windows (and specifical softwares for windows),if you work only with windows users (and their windows file formats),if you have never had experiencies with linux,if you need to be able to run everything(not only elementary things) in linux without losing your time…maybe…you could have some problem…above all if you are not a monster in computer science.
at the beginning it’s easy…

m1192ds wrote:
> i’m saying that if you have always worked with windows (and specifical
> softwares for windows),if you work only with windows users (and their
> windows file formats),if you have never had experiencies with linux,if
> you need to be able to run everything(not only elementary things) in
> linux without losing your time…maybe…you could have some
> problem…above all if you are not a monster in computer science.
> at the beginning it’s easy…
>
>
Ahhh, understandable. Same goes if you are used to running Linux or Macs
only then Windows will be a bear to learn. It all comes down to the best
tool for the job and the amount of time/patience a person has to learn
something new.

On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:07:28 GMT
69_rs_ss <69_rs_ss@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

> m1192ds wrote:
> > i’m saying that if you have always worked with windows (and specifical
> > softwares for windows),if you work only with windows users (and their
> > windows file formats),if you have never had experiencies with linux,if
> > you need to be able to run everything(not only elementary things) in
> > linux without losing your time…maybe…you could have some
> > problem…above all if you are not a monster in computer science.
> > at the beginning it’s easy…
> >
> >
> Ahhh, understandable. Same goes if you are used to running Linux or Macs
> only then Windows will be a bear to learn. It all comes down to the best
> tool for the job and the amount of time/patience a person has to learn
> something new.

I’d say that most of the problems you’re talking about are because you’re
trying to use linux as if it were windows.

It’s not.

Loni


L R Nix
lornix@lornix.com

Vista (the 64-bit version came with my new laptop
Well done. You actually got a _64 OS
Most seem to ship with 32bit on _64 platform.

You know what you know! All the better if you are a ‘Know It All’ lol!

My wife is not a computer person at all but she says all the time that Linux is easier for her to use than Windows. I played around with Vista a bit and she hated it the moment she laid eyes on it. She says everything is backwards.

Like me, she now loves KDE4. She has PCLinuxOS on her laptop and she wants me to put KDE4 on it but I’m afraid I will mess it up, so I tell her I can’t. If her laptop failed to run I’d never hear the end of it.

> she wants me to put KDE4 on it but I’m afraid I will mess it up,
> so I tell her I can’t. If her laptop failed to run I’d never hear
> the end of it.

you seem to have the wisdom necessary to enjoy a long and happy marriage.


DenverD (Linux Counter 282315) via NNTP, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14, KDE
3.5.7, SUSE Linux 10.3, 2.6.22.18-0.2-default #1 SMP i686 athlon

On 08/19/2008 VorianGrey wrote:
> My wife is not a computer person at all but she says all the time
> that Linux is easier for her to use than Windows.

Neither is my wife: All she needs is a browser and a printer, so I assume if I could make my Nintendo Wii print, she’d be fine with it.

Dunno what your wife does with the computer, but for my wife I can clearly say the fact that she uses Linux doesn’t say anything about the quality of the OS/GUI/usability.

Uwe