“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.

Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.

Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.


@aral this was maybe true a few years ago, but compared to windows 10, ubuntu is easier to install, use, and just overall less frustrating even for the non-computer-people

@uint8_t Just the fact that Windows doesn't have to be installed at all, because it already came with the computer they bought. The fact that *for*you* Ubuntu seems easier to install doesn't even apply. The effort would be > 0 which is beaten by Windows effort of exactly 0.


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