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After spending a day with Ubuntu, I have come to the conclusion that those who believe that any surmountable amount of non technical people would migrate from Windows to Linux due to Windows 8 are literally insane.

To linux, your probably right. However, a port to Linux or a port to OS X are unlikely to be much different. With the increase in OS X usage among younger people, I could see linux support riding on the coattails of OS X support, so long as they don't dig into the NeXTStep libraries..
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I really think OSX types are more comfortable in Linux than the our Windows friends.


Maybe because the paradigm shift isn't so drastic, but change is good and change away from OSX/Windows is better.

As an OS X user, it's seamless since I'm used to working in a BASH terminal.
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I find Linux really easy (Ubuntu and Mint that is)

I do agree though, as much as I like Linux.. I think it's really O____o to think just because Windows 8 is different all Window users are going to choose to switch to Linux (which is going to be different too, in many sense completely)

Windows 8 being different really isn't going to help Linux in terms of making a bigger user base.
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I want Torchlight 2 to natively come to Linux. rolleyes.gif
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I want Torchlight 2 to natively come to Linux. rolleyes.gif

One of the few I bet would thumb.gif
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One of the few I bet would thumb.gif
yep! Runic is an awesome company so I have no doubt. biggrin.gif
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To linux, your probably right. However, a port to Linux or a port to OS X are unlikely to be much different. With the increase in OS X usage among younger people, I could see linux support riding on the coattails of OS X support, so long as they don't dig into the NeXTStep libraries..
As an OS X user, it's seamless since I'm used to working in a BASH terminal.

I use both and don't find any real difficulty switching back and fourth and I'm not in the terminal all the time..
 
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I switched over my Laptop to Mint Cinnamon early Dec, I havnt had much experience with linux before. I took the mind set of 'windows like' but different, honestly the transition was much easier than I had expected. I ran a quick experiment to see how many people at work would have difficulties navigating through simple tasks. I was a little surprised when several people asked me for the windows theme I was running. I am currently deployed so I have a wide range of people who know a lot about computers to people who dont know anything about computers and only use email, facebook and youtube. I ran into 2 people who had small issues navigating because they where set on looking for 'Program Files' folder, they are both over 45. Once I explained the layout of the new 'start menu' they seemed to pick it up with ease. I asked 16 people to try it out, pc gamers picked it up right away and started looking for the tweaking settings. Regular users managed to get to the web just fine and when I asked them to open word document, only 3 people asked if I had gotten a new skin for Office....

I am pretty sure with the right distro regular windows users wont have that hard of a time adjusting, at first its a little learning curve but nothing difficult. The only time I have ever had to enter the terminal was to get Minecraft to run, I have to run a command for it because it just wont launch on its own.
    
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I switched over my Laptop to Mint Cinnamon early Dec, I havnt had much experience with linux before. I took the mind set of 'windows like' but different, honestly the transition was much easier than I had expected. I ran a quick experiment to see how many people at work would have difficulties navigating through simple tasks. I was a little surprised when several people asked me for the windows theme I was running. I am currently deployed so I have a wide range of people who know a lot about computers to people who dont know anything about computers and only use email, facebook and youtube. I ran into 2 people who had small issues navigating because they where set on looking for 'Program Files' folder, they are both over 45. Once I explained the layout of the new 'start menu' they seemed to pick it up with ease. I asked 16 people to try it out, pc gamers picked it up right away and started looking for the tweaking settings. Regular users managed to get to the web just fine and when I asked them to open word document, only 3 people asked if I had gotten a new skin for Office....

I am pretty sure with the right distro regular windows users wont have that hard of a time adjusting, at first its a little learning curve but nothing difficult. The only time I have ever had to enter the terminal was to get Minecraft to run, I have to run a command for it because it just wont launch on its own.

This pretty much sums up my general experience with regular people. While working at a friends shop we had a Linux computer set up for people there to browse the web and stuff if they were waiting around, most honestly thought it was windows with a different look. A few people knew it was Linux though but they were usually a little more on the tech savvy side. As is most people could use Linux for their day-to-day activities, it's not like they need to know how to set it up as any OEM computer they'd likely buy will have it set up for you ( such as some of dell and hp's offering of Ubuntu ). It's generally an easy transition for most average people, something a few people here seem to forget, most people aren't going to go on tweaking/modding binges on their OS, or try to do other power user stuff.
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Yeah don't assume Linux will work the same as Windows, that line of thinking does not apply guys biggrin.gif
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I switched over my Laptop to Mint Cinnamon early Dec, I havnt had much experience with linux before. I took the mind set of 'windows like' but different, honestly the transition was much easier than I had expected. I ran a quick experiment to see how many people at work would have difficulties navigating through simple tasks. I was a little surprised when several people asked me for the windows theme I was running. I am currently deployed so I have a wide range of people who know a lot about computers to people who dont know anything about computers and only use email, facebook and youtube. I ran into 2 people who had small issues navigating because they where set on looking for 'Program Files' folder, they are both over 45. Once I explained the layout of the new 'start menu' they seemed to pick it up with ease. I asked 16 people to try it out, pc gamers picked it up right away and started looking for the tweaking settings. Regular users managed to get to the web just fine and when I asked them to open word document, only 3 people asked if I had gotten a new skin for Office....

I am pretty sure with the right distro regular windows users wont have that hard of a time adjusting, at first its a little learning curve but nothing difficult. The only time I have ever had to enter the terminal was to get Minecraft to run, I have to run a command for it because it just wont launch on its own.

This pretty much sums up my general experience with regular people. While working at a friends shop we had a Linux computer set up for people there to browse the web and stuff if they were waiting around, most honestly thought it was windows with a different look. A few people knew it was Linux though but they were usually a little more on the tech savvy side. As is most people could use Linux for their day-to-day activities, it's not like they need to know how to set it up as any OEM computer they'd likely buy will have it set up for you ( such as some of dell and hp's offering of Ubuntu ). It's generally an easy transition for most average people, something a few people here seem to forget, most people aren't going to go on tweaking/modding binges on their OS, or try to do other power user stuff.

This. The amount of times I've heard people complain that they had an issue and had to use the terminal to fix it only to find out they were trying to something a normal user would never do (Which doesn't stop them trying to act like it is) is staggering.
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Yeah don't assume Linux will work the same as Windows, that line of thinking does not apply guys biggrin.gif

Quite honestly, for the typical tasks your Average Joe would do, OS X, Linux and Windows have been the same for a few years now.
    
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