My father has almost no computer literacy. He used to Debian at home. He only uses graphics, no command line, obviously. Recently he eventually bought himself a notebook. It had Windows preinstalled. Surprise, surprise! He was unable to use it. Asked me to come to install Debian, so that he can use familiar environment. Also, he uses MATE, because that’s what he used to since GNOME 2. Which means, the switch is painful. If someone is used to GNU/Linux GUI first, switch to Windows is not less painful for him, than vice versa. That’s not a matter of usability. That’s a matter of habit.
Same story with my mother. I don’t think she can ever work with Windows.
#linux #windows #habit