HoSpanky wrote on Jun 20, 2020, 21:06:
10 minutes later, I've surmised that I have to open a command prompt and execute an embarrassingly long (embarrassing for Linux) string of bullshit to start the installer. How would anyone, ever, guess that? Why do I need to have a goddamn user manual to LAUNCH A FUCKING ICON?
"BUhT ItS MoRe SecUrE n StAbLe!"
Sure is, because it's been designed by people who ONLY care about those things, and completely gloss over that it's about as comfortable as a bed of nails. Which is fine for people who like to feel exclusive. But it'll never, EVER make it to mainstream when you have to use a command prompt to accomplish small, basic tasks. So, fuck you, Linux. Maybe I'll give it YET ANOTHER shot in another 10 years, when I expect they still haven't learned what a goddamn acceptable user interface is.
I switched to Linux (opensuse) about 15+ years ago and yes back then the commandline was needed a lot, using Wine to get Steam to run to play my games. Desktops where not that great.
But these days it really is no longer needed for normal / game use. You download the opensuse leap installer, install it, select KDE (as it's closest to windows desktop and you can customize it so very much that you can even make it look like windows 10), once your in you add the nivida repo (if you got an nvidia card) and install Steam and a truckload of your games will be available (selecting Proton Beta in steam will increase that), some of the new once even. Most standard software (Libreoffice, firefox, thunderbird, media players, krita, digikam etc. etc) are all available via the normal repository, Chrome has its own repo if you want that, no need to download or commandline. If you really really need MS office then codeweavers can help you there, again no commandline needed. Will there be software not available, yup, its a simple case of demand. But if you value what Linux stands for and are willing to adjust and learn then it can get your pretty far.
I mention opensuse as that is what I use but same goes for many of the other distro's out there. Of course if you go off the path and such then yes you going to end up on a commandline, but the whole "you need to be a nerd or crazy long commandlines" stories are in general no longer true.
Is it perfect, nope.
Can it improve, yes.
Does it improve, yes.
Do you need to adjust, yes