Hey. I recently switched to Linux. I nuked my Windows partition, well, less than a month ago. I use Ubuntu on my desktop and Mint on my old laptop. I have just come close to installing Arch Linux in VM by following Mental Outlaw's guide.
I am wondering, does anybody else use Linux even if they don't speak any programming languages? Is this unusual?
I would like to learn to speak a programming language, but for now, I don't. Yet I still use GNU/Linux.
Is this unusual? Have you ever encountered such a case before? Am I alone? What about you?
Edit: and is that embarassing? Am I inferior?
Edit 2: Why are people being hateful and downvoting me
A few days ago I asked for help with my disability that greatly limits my use of the terminal (https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/vom65y/disabled_new_linux_user_looking_for_advice/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) and got almost nothing but kindness back. Given how baked into Linux the terminal is I expected a lot more pushback from the community. I got almost none. The most hate I got was when I said I didn't like GNOME and greatly preferred KDE because it's more comfortable to me as a lifelong Windows user. Even had a former member of the KDE team message me about how disabled people with bad hands were an oversight to them, so now they're looking to get into connection with current KDE members to improve non keyboard use. I didn't expect any of that and it's been great to recieve some support rather than just getting "oh you can't use the terminal much? Get gud." That I was expecting. Thanks again, and have a good one
There are some distributions which have a mechanism for creating live ISOs with persistent storage from a non-ISO partition on the same media, but it's distro-specific, and many distros do not have it. I wanted a distro-agnostic method to add /home persistence, and did not find much info about this. So I wrote a guide, in case it's helpful for anyone else.
This is what I came up with ad-hoc, so there may be better methods. It has, however, worked on a range of different distros, some of which were not debian based.
This method doubles as a way to customize live ISOs for your own needs, such as adding new files, or edit existing configuration files in /etc.
It's kinda surprising how many people never backup their stuff/forget to backup for a long time. My backup habits (once a day for all my important files) recently saved my ass.
The best time to backup is yesterday, and the second best time is today. DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU FUCK UP.