>>16009>I like the idea of supporting and legitimizing Linux hardware for mainstream consumers. I don't prefer Linux itself because I'm a dyslexic ret*rd but it's the only viable operating system level hedge against the GLOBALISTS rn.
linux can't compete with windows because:
• no commitment to backwards compatibility for older software. the linux dev community simply doesn't give a shit because the assumption is that all software you run on linux should be open source and that you or someone else will re-compile old software with newer libraries so it can run on your newer distro. i can run a windows program/game compiled in 1998 with let's say the win32 API and directx 7 as its libraries on windows 10 usually out of the box (sometimes it even gives you a dialogue box recommending you try backwards compatibility mode), whereas i can't run a linux program/game compiled in 1998 with gtk 1.2 on any modern linux distro because none of them come with it anymore (gtk 2.x and gtk 3.x are not backwards compatibile) and often the error codes are cryptic when the program fails to run instead of telling you you're missing gtk 1.2, so unless the developer actually lists out gtk 1.2 as a requirement/dependency you're going to have a hard to figuring out which library you need to get the program working. for me it probably wouldn't be hard, but for an average user they'd get frustrated and go back to windows
• password input requirement to do basically anything on the system, like installing a program. this is a design holdover from unix, a multi-user mainframe OS, which linux is designed/copied from. unix was designed for the PDP-11 "minicomputer" (a marketing term for a slightly smaller mainframe) which cost $70k in today's dollars and took up a whole closet and was meant for banks, corporations, research facilities and hospitals which would be used by multiple people. commodore 64, macos classic, amiga, ms-dos and windows on the other hand were designed from the ground up to be consumer-oriented personal computing OS's
• requiring the user to type up a bunch of terminal commands to get basic things working. it's funny how ms-dos, a completely command-line-based OS, was nowhere near as frustrating as linux because it almost never required you to type a shitload commands just to get a program working, everything jPost too long. Click here to view the full text.