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My experience is irrelevant because I first used Linux over 20 years ago.And then everything was very different from what it is today. And it was still doable. Even without instructions, internet, Youtube videos,… the appropriate interest and a little common sense.
Is it difficult?
Just try it out and don’t rely on other opinions!
Difficult is relative anyway.A corresponding indication varies depending on the talent and experience. It also depends on how far you want to go with Linux.
Some things are easier.Some things are more tedious. Everything in life has pros and cons and nothing is perfect.
Linux, for example, offers more possibilities.More customization options, more architectures, broader application areas… But only if you are seriously interested in this and are not just looking for a cheap Windows replacement, which should be as close as possible to Windows.
There are many programs available on Windows, including Linux.Which of course makes the changeover much easier and, above all, makes average and daily agendas quite easy. But behind it, Linux was not and is not Windows. It never was and probably never will be. But that doesn’t mean Linux is much harder to use. In fact, Linux was also created by humans and is even quite easy to understand. IF you’re interested in it. In fact, it actually supports learning progress. In contrast to alternatives such as Windows and MacOS, which present the user with fait accomplis and prefer it when the user does not have such a deep insight.
In short: you should definitely bring serious interest and not just look for another Windows!The true strengths of Linux only show up if you dare to use it to the full!
What Windows users obviously rarely know is that many Linux distributions offer so-called live systems in contrast to Windows.Just play on a USB stick, start from the USB stick and just test it! So you don’t have to install Linux right away to try it.
Note: a live system is not the same as an installed system.For example, a USB stick is usually slower than an internal hard drive. Especially SSDs. Typically, live systems also do not allow upgrades or storage of data and settings. Because a live system is not intended for long-term use. But you can get a quick and easy way to get a picture of how hard it is… or rather slightly the changeover is or is could be. The same Live System usually also offers an installer to install the corresponding distribution if necessary.
By the way, several people around me have switched to Linux.Among them, 2 seniors for which no more than a 2-minute explanation was needed where they found their things. Since then, the two have only stopped using Linux and Windows. By the way, we are talking about people who refused to try Linux until the Windows System-Fesplatte was received and they had no other choice, because otherwise they would not have been able to use their computer for days. So the two only held back the fear of the new. The changeover was so easy that even after the first day the step back to Windows was not even considered.
Another friend in Windows didn’t even know how to change the size of a window.But he managed to install Linux on his notebook without help. Since he did this, he has not only come to the conclusion that some of his colleagues also use Linux. He also mentioned in several phone calls that he has far less difficulty with Linux than his wife with Windows 10. This is even though his device is much older and weaker than theirs.
Apart from that, you can install Linux in parallel with Windows and don’t necessarily have to change completely.
But one step at a time.Maybe just try it.
I have already offered the instructions in Chris Bailey’s response to How do I install Linux?