Re: Why don't Linux books.......?
What kind of trouble? You should just be able to plug it into your computer, format it, and it will appear on the desktop and be usable. Same as on Windows.
Originally Posted by emerson1979
It just seems that way to you, because you're very familiar with Windows.
Windows is easier to use than linux
Windows seems very difficult to me because I've never really used it. Well, not much. Ubuntu is very easy for me, I wouldn't say it's ever been difficult for me. Unfortunately that makes me a bit rubbish at helping with unusual or complicated problems that people post here!
Dude, the guy's in his late 50s and is worth 15 billion dollars. He's retiring, not "jumping ship". Microsoft is still immensely profitable; it'll take more than Windows 8/RT/Phone 8 to kill Microsoft. When Windows 9 comes out with a slightly redesigned start screen and a new theme it'll be hailed as the greatest moment in computing.
Even Steve Ballmer is jumping ship.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.