I normally write about my Linux-adventures in Dutch, but once in a while I'll do a resume in English:
So I am trying Linux now for about two weeks, dual boot, so I can easily switch back to Windows (where everything works perfectly fine).
After such a short while I ofcourse can not say much yet, but three things stick out from the start:
- As soon as you enter Linux for the first time you'll see that it has taken away all your rights and priviliges to all your harddrives and files and folders
- Hardware-support is terrible: both Zorin and OpenSuse have trouble with my Realtek 8821 wifi-adapter, so no internet, use the phone as a hotspot
- Things that work on one day might just stop working the other day, no error, no reasons, they just fail
So far for me Linux is a pile of crap, despite what all the websites say and all the Linux-users: if you want a pc or laptop that just works, stick to Windows, because Linux is one big lie and you're mostly on your own unless you like grumpy Forum-admins and wise-guy Linux users who have never learned how to behave: this so called "dedicated users-network" is non-existing: it's a rough world where money is number one priority like everywhere.
Free Operating System?
Hell no: you pay a high price if you switch from Windows to Linux; a price that you can not express in dollars or euros.
Really: I do not like Windows' politics, but I am not going to act like Linux is heaven, because it affects every pleasure that I have in using my laptop and being online.
I still have OpenSuse on the other boot-option, but just half an hour ago it aborted a 78 minute download of 1700+ updates at 97% because the stupid system itself disconnected the phone and because it can not get the wifi-adapter to work all the downloads and installs were cancelled by the system and I can start from scratch loosing another 90 minutes of my life which I will never get back... Thank for nothing: Linux