If it helps (now i\'ve stirred it up
), i\'m a 25 year old guy who has only ever known Windows. Linux sounds absoutely fantastic and I genuinely believe that for £25 a hell of a lot of people would take the jump and give it a go...but...like one commenter here said, in the documentation i\'ve seen, often key knowledge is taken for granted.
I think people would spend the time to really whittle it down to an OS thats \'for them\' - but only once they have something in the first place! All the discussions on the benefits of the Pi (and there are very many) become moot if you cant get past plugging it into the mains
I work in a college and part of my brief was to come up with an instruction leaflet for a new online classroom teaching resource we use...though it was all completely basic to me, I found it only became successful when I addressed the basics and worked from there (e.g. \"to insert text, click the \'A\' icon and then click on the whiteboard\". Not asking for anything that simple, but perhaps just something like:
1) Format the SD card by clicking...
2) Download XYZ, saving to file ABC etc.....
Maybe its just me...it would just be a terrible shame if it became a doorstop for the average Windows user