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    Lol’d.

    • Gadg8eer
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      As someone willing to switch to Linux now that I’d be forced into using Windows 11, shut up. Linux is, unfortunately, not ever perfect. Windows has become functional enough for the average user, Steam OS has a corporation behind it and still requires command line and other hacks to function.

      Unfortunately, we’re fucked unless we start taking more drastic actions against big tech. The only way this will be fixed is public demonstration demanding that OSes and other critical IT software be open source, whether that demonstration is peaceful… or not so peaceful.

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        I think you’ve misunderstood; I was laughing at them claiming Arch is less functional than Windows. It was stated so factually, when in actuality it’s nothing more than an opinion (and a debatable one).

        With that said, my partner has been using a Steam Deck for a little over a year now, to date they haven’t needed to use the console once (or “hack” anything). You’re being disingenuous or doing it wrong.

        Good luck with your peaceful / not peaceful demonstration and let me know how it goes; the image of a small group of people with placards protesting against “OSes and other critical IT software” gave me a good giggle.

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          You misunderstood. I’m a power user… on Windows. I don’t have a choice but to switch to a Linux distro now, but I have found 3 different issues requiring use of the command line to fix over the course of trying to shift to linux over the past 6 months. I understand a command line, what I don’t know is the lingo. Without experience in that lingo, I literally cannot properly figure out many features I could access in windows purely using mouse and keyboard shortcuts, even if it meant navigating an extensive menu system.

          Now imagine someone who uses windows because they have dyslexia trying to use the command line. Or how about VR? If I’m understanding discussion from another site I frequent, Wayland or some other critical code for VR is not able to be handled by Linux and even if you run a windows install on the side it’s now going to be windows-fucking-11 bullshit until someone gets VR working on linux, and I do not have the coding knowledge to fix that myself because I don’t have 30 fucking years to become an expert in that shit. I’m not saying windows is good or that linux is bad, I’m saying this whole situation makes me want to fucking burn Redmond to the ground becausae it literally is holding my LIFE hostage. I live on the internet, I don’t interact with “reality” because I’m fucking sick of how things have unfolded over the past ~15 years (2008+) and if you force me to do so, I do in fact become physically violent. Don’t take away my circus or there won’t be anyone left to worship big brother, I’ll fucking kill you all.

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            I’m not reading all that.