Be aware that Linux is not magic fix it
software, It's just a lot better than Microsofts offerings.
OS has quirks, And Linux has it's fair share as well. However the
main point here is that Windows also has (more) quirks - But most
people are now so used to them - They just seem like accepted
parts of the Win OS. When you switch to Linux, You are presented
with a fresh set of quirks - Though because you are not used to
them, They seem like impossible to live with nuances.
quirks will become less relevant as you learn your new system, You
didn't learn windows overnight so you shouldn't expect to learn
Linux overnight either.
Any OS takes time to setup, When
you setup a fresh install of windows - It really does take a long
time to get everything configured the way you like it and all the
applications installed that you need.
Linux is similar. Except
that because your new to it, Setup may take a little longer and
appear to be a little more difficult at first. This is normal and
the same issues would arise if you were switching to Amiga, Mac or
any other OS your not familiar with. Once you are comfortable with
Linux however, You will find these processes easier than their
Most Linux distributions come with
pre-packaged software. This means is a whole lot more than when
you just get some extra bundled software with windows.
speaking - When you run an update on Linux you will update not
only Linux itself, But all the packages on your system. Everything
from Word processor to Video drivers can be updated in one simple
upgrade. Windows users are so used to going to said website,
downloading new application, deinstalling old application,
installing new updated application. then rinse and repeat for
every application installed on the machine (Not to mention windows
updates) that using Linux tools such as Automatic Updates, YUM and
APT-GET are almost a shock! (A pleasant one!)
though, Initial updates to Linux can be quite large because of
this. ie. all Word processor, Web browsers etc. are usually
updated on the 1st update. This can make a 1st update nearly
300-400mb in size.