What are some things that every computer user should learn? What things do you wish every computer user knew? What are some of the biggest benefits that individuals and/or society could reap if computer users learned these things?
Please boost, I honestly want as many serious answers as possible. Feel free to answer variations of the question for different levels of "computer users", such as programmers, office workers who use a computer 4+ hours per day, phone-only users, etc.
@willghatch In general, "open source" or "free software" systems are better to "proprietary" ones.
If a device or tool is principally associated with a specific company, it's often proprietary, though the real distinction comes from how the software, and sometimes hardware and data, are licensed. See: https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.en.html
Again, yes, this idea is in part political, but it has real practical personal and technical implications.
Linux is a free software operating system.
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