Not showing support for applications or distros that support you.

Top Five Linux Desktop Mistakes We Make

Top five Linux desktop mistakes we make. Let’s face it, we as humans tend to miss stuff when it comes to technology sometimes. This is especially true in the Linux community.

What do you think? Perhaps Linux users are getting better about avoiding these mistakes when running their favorite Linux distros? Hit the YouTube comments, let’s hear your perspective on this.

## Here are my top five Linux desktop mistakes I see happening on a regular basis.

  1. Assuming the distro is at fault for failing expectations.
  2. Being unwilling to browse a conf file or read dmesg/logs.
  3. Expecting FoSS applications to operate exactly like proprietary software.
  4. Not showing support for applications or distros that support you.
  5. Asking for help without needed details about the problem.
Matt Hartley
Freedom Penguin’s founder & talking head – Matt has over a decade working with Linux desktops, his operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. In addition to writing articles on Linux and open source technology for and, Matt also once served as a co-host for a popular Linux-centric podcast.

Matt has written about various software titles, such as Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, openCRX, Alfresco, Liferay and more. He also has additional Linux experience working with Debian based distributions, openSUSE, CentOS, and Arch Linux.