Changing operating systems is a big step for anybody — all the more so because many users are uncertain about exactly what an operating system is.
However, switching from Windows to Linux is especially hard. The two operating systems have different assumptions and priorities, as well as different ways of doing things. As a result, it is easy for new Linux users to wind up confused because the expectations they have developed using Windows no longer apply.
For instance, here, in no particular order, are seven mistakes that refugees from Windows can fall into when they start to use Linux:
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