“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 a poor comparison. Switching to linux is entirely free, requires no manual labor or special tools, and can be done in your PJs while watching Netflix. Support is widely available for free, around the world, at any time. And if you have decent hardware from vendors who put equal amount of effort into Linux compatibility as they do with Windows, you shouldn't have any more quirks than you do with Windows.

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