A Linux Desktop Is Not Scary

I sometimes mention Linux on these pages, and that for many it would a decent alternative to some versions of Windows. Linux is another type of computer operating system, like Windows or macOS. It is usually available to download for no monetary costs and will work on a variety of PC hardware.

Linux also available in many flavors or distributions ("distros"), which may offer a different mix of software, or a different look and feel. I often try to impress upon my readers that this is not a scary, geeky thing. It can be geeky for those of us so inclined, but it does not have to be.

Case in point, a very short clip below featuring my current laptop setup. I am currently using a distro called KDE Neon, which is quite "Windows-like", as you will see. You will also hopefully see nothing intimidating, and in fact I would guess much of it looks familiar to you.

Just an interesting alternative to consider. I did not make any changes to the default appearance, other than changing the original wallpaper - so this is pretty much how it comes when you install it. Best to view the clip full screen if possible.

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