A good thought experiment: is it actually harder to teach someone to use Ubuntu 20.04 than Windows 10 for general computing tasks like web browsing, email, word processing, and light photo editing?

If so - why?

Spoiler alert: yea, it is, but every instance of this is the fault of large tech companies.

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Yes, installing Linux is a pain - as much of a pain as installing Windows. But users don't usually do that, because Microsoft makes deals with everyone under the sun.

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@tindall Lenovo ThinkPads will be available with Fedora - announced during Red Hat Summit not log ago 👍

@gytis @tindall Dell has also had computers available with Ubuntu preinstalled (the XPS 15 I think). But go to their website and order one, and you'll see they're not really making it obvious.

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