Linuxfx 10.2, also known as Windowsfx is a distribution based on Ubuntu and uses Cinnamon as it’s desktop environment. It’s designed to mimic the windows 10 look and feel and does a pretty good job of it. It comes preinstalled with some well known Windows applications like Skype and Teams. It also included wine out of the box to aid you in installing Windows programs on Linux.
I’m still not entirely convinced these distributions that are designed to mimic the look and feel of Windows are a great idea. They might lure the odd new user into trying out Linux for the first time, which is great. The only problem with that is Linux isn’t Windows. Seems obvious right? To the more experienced Linux user, definitely. Linux and Windows have a lot of key differences! I feel a new user dipping their toes into the Linux pool of computing would be better off using a distribution that caters towards new users but doesn’t try to mimic the look and feel of Windows. I think they would be better suited trying out a distribution like Linux Mint or Ubuntu.
Would do you guys think? Are distributions like this helpful in attracting new users to the platform? Let me know in the comments below!