“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.

Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.

Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.

@aral This speaks volumes to me, considering I've been trying to use Linux since the year 2000, failing miserably as I am a mere Humanities person. Now, however, I am using dual-boot Ubuntu Budgie and Windows and will slowly master.


@windruffle @aral i made (and still do) good experience to have 1 Windows (dual boot) system (PC), rest Linux only devices. And we are quite satisfied with that since a few years.
So in case oft gaming or driver trouble you can 'fall back', but enjoy your freedom in the others devices :)

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