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5. The command line is not necessary
When new users get a Linux box, one of the first things they often say is: "Am I going to have to learn a lot of commands?" The answer is no. In fact, modern Linux distributions are created in such a way that users could live their entire Linux lives and never touch the command line. This is now a non-issue.
Only those who want to use the command line need ever open up a terminal window. What's more, users can rest assured that they will not have to grep, ls, mkdir, chmod, or chown. Nearly every action in Linux can be handled through a GUI.
6. No need to worry about infection
New users need to know that all that concern about viruses and malware is a thing of the past because they're no longer dealing with Windows. They won't see AVG or SEP in the notification tray, and their machine will not be at risk without them.
But it's still important to ensure users remember that their colleagues may still be using Windows, so they shouldn't be cavalier about forwarding email attachments. Just because those attachments won't harm a Linux box doesn't mean they won't damage a Windows machine.
7. It's free
I'm always shocked at how much trouble users have understanding the concept of open-source software and the fact that most of it is free. Their response is often to think the software can't be any good. Of course, in a consumerist society the idea that something free can be good may be difficult to grasp. In fact in many cases, open-source software is not only better for society, it's better for your computer.
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