It took me less than 10 minutes to type apt-get install and receive the packages.
I opened the internet and typed Apt - get and I just got a Google page with a lot of nonsense on it.
Try typing it in the terminal, you say? Er, it says something about a lock file... What's that you say? Pseudo? Suedo? Er, what's my password...? Look, on my Windows machine I just typed "Skype" into the internet and it gave me a thing to download and run...
Seriously, although I agree that TFA smells seriously fishy, and I've known non-techy people who were quite happy with a well-set-up Linux system, people who say "you just type apt-get" and such are completely, utterly out of touch with the abilities of typical users.
There's such huge inertia behind Windows that MS can get away with debacles like Vista, Win 8 and the Office ribbon. Linux doesn't have that advantage - it needs to be twice as easy to use as Windows to win.