I'm an ordinary Jack and my opinion is that Linux
Too many different Linux(s).
I subscribe to a provider that offers free VPN
services so as to limit the data sent to NSA. Not
perfect but better than nothing at all.
Download the program, click on a map of the world
and you are there.
You have to enter 10 different commands, go to
places that don't exist on your distribution and
basically figure out for yourself how to set things
It's a total mess and I've never got it working.
I'm sure it might work with Ubuntu but I use
LinuxMint and it fails.
Too many different distributions of Linux.
Who gives a fuck?
Maybe Bank Of Scotland writing their own code and
programs but me as Jack desktop? I don't care.
Neither do most people using Linux.
Theoretically Linux wins this battle but in practice
who really cares?
If there is a feature I would like I email the
company who wrote the particular program. If they
like my idea, maybe it will become reality. If not,
it won't. As a non-programmer, having the source
doesn't change that FOR ME.
Linux applications suck.
Live with it.
I plug my Samsung Galaxy S6 in and I get some
cryptic dialog box asking me to mount things.
Plugging my Gen5 iPod Classic in does nothing.
Both under Windows work fine. And if I choose I can
manage the file system manually but why on earth
would I want to do that?
So Windows gives me options and Linux does not.
My printer (Brother) took 1/2 a day to install under
With Windows 8.1 I did nothing other than plug it
Oh, and with Linux I can't select ink saver or other
It just goes on and on.
Personally I would love to see Linux offer some
decent competition to Windows but I simply can't see
it ever happening.
And if reading the messages that have been xposted
to alt.home.repair is any indication of a Linux
coupe in the near future, you boys are dead before
you even start.
My conclusion is Linux is a system that should be
avoided for all but the most hardcore of computer
It's kind of like building your own airplane.