Now that you've learned about the politics, history, and personalities behind Linux, the questions remain: what's Linux actually like when used day to day? What should the average user expect from the experience?
These are the questions we hope to answer in this brief chapter.
What should you expect from Linux once you've installed it? Well, it's a little like running Windows, except there are no viruses, fewer crashes, and no inexplicable slowdowns.
In addition, you have complete control over the system. This doesn't mean Linux is necessarily complicated. It's just that you have the control if you wish to make use of it. We'll look into this in the later chapters of this book.