video: Thoughts on the Linus Tech Tips Linux Challenge

100% agree that dumping Windows when trying Linux is a bad idea. At least do a dualboot. This is paving the way for frustration. It was obviously done to be more dramatic but that's a bit frustrating.
Actually when thinking of it as a UX experiment, forcing them to not give up will result on more feedback.


@switchedtolinux 17:50

I'm pretty sure Linus didn't see the warning about essential packages when doing it from the command line. It was in the 3/4 or 100+ lines of logs. In the end, no awareness of removing stuff.

The "you are about to something potentially harmful [...]" that has been read isn't different for a beginner than things like smart screen warnings that are often seen on Windows running .exe from the internet, so often when installing apps.


Only for someone being used to apt know that it's not the usual output and that it's serious.

For someone discovering the command line this could be the normal warning seen every time.

So we should consider this as a valid probable first Linux experience. As infuriating as it is due to that transient packaging issue. Not so transient because IIUC, until next iso release it would happen if one doesn't update after install. Which is expectable to not do as a beginner.

And also, I had to two friends uninstalling by the same apt pitfall their GUI. They both had years of Linux experience, one of them 10+ and did Debian packing.
It was on Ubuntu and Debian and not about Steam

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