Contrary to popular belief, Linux is as user-friendly as Windows, if not more.

It's just that you're so used to Windows and don't want to learn Linux, no matter how easy it is.


@oklomsy *sigh* It's complicated.

Yes for the general user base one can argue "It's just another interface". But part of UX is also the easiness to pick things up on the go and motivate users to learn the UI. We are getting there, but that's something MacOS and Windows figured out thanks to marketing.

Further, and this is openly stated by DE developers, we are not as great with accessibility as we should be. And there inconsistency in out UI framework landscape doesn't help.

@oklomsy a good example that we can't just say "Users are too lazy" is ChromeOS. ChromeOS has managed to built a significant user base rather quickly, while not being on par with Windows or MacOS at all.

Of course MacOS and Windows aren't flawless. But for most people they are "good enough" that they are not motivated to move away, which means, unless the DE of your choice creates an experience that creates such an urge, nope, moving won't happen.

@sheogorath Yep, as nice as it would be for everyone to use Linux, that's not possible.

@oklomsy well, "not for everyone" vs "basically for no one except of …" is a big difference, and currently we are much closer to the latter than to the former.

ChromeOS has already overcome the size of the Desktop Linux user numbers and I guess SteamOS, in non-desktop mode, will do so as well.

Which is, speaking from the metrics, q quite clear indicator that we still have a long way to go with the Linux Desktop.

But we are getting there :)

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