Linux folks: “my engine is better than that car. Why isn’t everyone driving my engine?”

Because we drive cars, not engines.

@aral
Yeah... it is more like:

You have choosen Linux as your engine. Please select all the other parts to build a car as you like it. If this is too much work feel free to choose a premade distribution (usable after a simple installation, modify as you wish at any time later on).
Be aware: Building/maintaining a car requires knowledge, everything you need is freely available to you but you will have to put some effort in to do so.

We all know how a Apple version of this would read...

@JoachimM That’s a whole lotta words just to say “build your own damn car!” :)

@aral
Much better than "Here is a damn expensive car, use it how we think you shoud or f*** off peasant!" isn't it?

@JoachimM If those were the only two options, yes. They’re not.

@aral
Ofcourse they are not. I replaced Windows with ArcoLinux on my moms laptop. She has way less "computer issues" now. And if something breaks I can fix it a lot easier than before, without having to deal with corporate bs. People sitting in a golden cage and crying about all those birds outside of it, bc they have to use their wings to fly is really wierd to me. If someone likes their shiny bars, fine. There is no "one size fits all" and there never will be.

@JoachimM The problem that needs to be solved is the “I installed” part. You’re not scalable. And if we want everyday people who use technology as an everyday thing (you know, like brain surgeons and astronauts who don’t have time to install stuff and tweak settings because they have brain surgery and a trip to space in the morning) to use our alternatives, they must work without requiring Joachim to install it for people.

@JoachimM Otherwise, yes, even Richard Stallman can use Linux as long as someone else with the technical knowledge installs it for him.

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