i think the problem with a lot of linux people is that they assume the two types of computer users are
people who only use their computers for web browsing and email
and hyper-nerds who have the time and energy to stop everything they're doing for a couple weeks and learn an entirely new workflow
which is pretty convenient for them, because linux works great for those two types of people
in the several years i've been using linux, there's definitely been effort on the development side of things to reach the people in the middle (especially in the GNOME project, those folks are doing great work)
but the takes i see from Online Linux People are. not that
@xnx38h I very much agree with this (even though I am one of the people exasperated at Linus).
The people that have it harder are exactly the people in the middle, that have a lot of Windows knowledge they need to re-learn but not enough "computer science" skills that would transfer.
@xnx38h I don't mean the format, just being calm about stuff not working. It's a challenge, failure is a possibility. I certainly wouldn't bet on a total success.
And I wouldn't call those things minor. In fact, I'd expect them to have more to say about even smaller things, before even trying those bizarre complex tasks. I would bail out with much, much less.