Why We Need To STOP Listening To The Linux Users For How To Deal With New Users
I have been a Linux user for a little over two years. Sometime between May and December of 2018, I installed Fedora Linux. I am still a fairly new user, and I talk to new Linux users all the time. Now, I want to speak up for them, as the community makes wildly broken and idiotic claims for new users. This is going against all fronts, and for good reason. I want to address several common misconceptions about new users that are commonly spread by people who don't know what the new user needs.
"The new user doesn't care about theming, just as long as it works"
I hear this one used to usually defend Snaps, and it is a false claim. Users do absolutely care about the look of their GUIs, including new users. One of the common things I see with converts who came from either Mac or Windows was that one of the main promises that really made them switch was the theming. While it is usually optional, theming and keeping said theming consistent is important to the every day user.