What is the best way to introduce someone to Linux? There open source alternatives to everything anyone could want, dual booting to get your feet in the water, no Windows updates, its great! But I have been trying to get my friends and family to join me in the open source community, but I am failing.
Linux has come a long way since Linus Torvalds wrote this Usenet post in 1991, "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones."
I followed the development and evolution of Linux without trying it for a long time. (I believe in letting technologies mature before trying them.) Here we are ~27 years later! Linux has become something that can be used by ANYONE at any level of understanding or expertise. One of my goals as an IT professional in my community is to advocate and recommend Linux as a way for people to break free of the Microsoft straitjacket.
Help me verbalize the reasons why 'average users' should try out Linux, switch to Linux, and never go back to "Pay For Play" operating systems like Windows!
Okay, a group dedicated to the wonderful world of Linux. Let's get something going...
Linux is like ice cream, everyone has a favorite flavor. I use Linux Mint 18 64bit, with Whonix. What flavor of Linux do you use?