Linux on the desktop: because it's easier to accept community-driven brokenness than profit-driven misbehavior

@marijn In 2019 you get both on any desktop. What a time to be alive :D

@marijn At least Linux is generally easier to fix. Unix commands are more logical to me that trying to figure out Windows CLI. I got a broken version of Windows 7 with my laptop because they want everyone on Windows 10, so I've been using Ubuntu since I got it because the issues I've run into have been pretty simple to fix.

@marijn after a lifetime of community-driven brokenness there is a cozy feeling that is impossible to purchase

@grumpy_developer @marijn yup, first you're kinda puzzled, then you're kinda looking for the best thing, then you pick one that seems the coolest so far, then comes the stage where you're trying to tweak/patch it around to make it usable, and in the end you just flush the drive down the WC, install some DE that just doesn't get in the way too much and finally get to go obsess over something else instead. That sure as hell was the case for me with the DE's. Not unlike grief stages I guess :D

@marijn That is true, but not how it is. I love my Linux system and it works and there is nothing broken.

@marijn The point is: if I don’t like something I can (!) get involved to change it. At least I can switch to something else. With or you’re stuck to whatever some Corp wants to you to use.

@marijn And if everything has eventually been fixed, so there's nothing broken left, just raise the bar of how much more open one can get.


It's also easier to get a community created bug fixed, than it is to fix the issues created by corporate agendas.

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