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Cake day: July 20th, 2023


  • If people ever wonder why people don’t use Linux they should just read the comments here. People are so obsessed with blaming users for not using Linux rather than trying to make Linux meet their expectations.

    Most people will go to a shop and buy a laptop with Windows preinstalled and ready to be used, and even if they’re brave enough to install the OS themselves (most aren’t) they will still expect pretty much everything to work automatically after the install.

    I don’t know what the solution is here but it’s not to blame users.

  • I don’t know much about the tech behind either, but when I’m using VNC it feels like I’m just remote controlling the mouse and keyboard on another machine via a series of streaming jpegs and when it’s full screen I either have to scale the display so all the elements on the screen are too small or too big, or have scroll bars.

    With RDP it’s so smooth it’s like I’m on the other machine. RDP doesn’t just remote control the screen on the other computer, it creates a new desktop session formatted for the remote computer. Someone else can even use the other computer while you log in as a different user. I don’t know if VNC can do this but RDP can even forward local drives and devices to the remote computer, you could plug a USB into your laptop and have it connect to the machine you’re RDPing into. It’s so seamless that I often forget I’m using a different machine when I have it in full screen.

  • As long as you can secure them it should be fine, and as long as you can deal with the user account issues. You’ll either need to join them to your Windows domain or explain to people why they can’t use their normal username and password. You’ll probably find the kids understand it better than the teachers.

  • I wish I could just go 10 minutes without using terminal.

    I always think Linux caters to people with incredibly basic requirements such as a bit of web browsing, emails, and editing a document. And it obviously caters to total nerds like the kind of people who subscribe to the Linux section of Lemmy.

    However, it really doesn’t cater well to the inbetweeners who want stuff a bit more advanced than what an iPad can do, it kind of just lumps them with a huge learning curve and says “get on with it”.

  • Two things. Linux certainly does have a difficult learning curve, at least compared to Windows and OSX. I’m currently in Fedora 39 and I had to dig up some terminal commands off the internet just so I wasn’t choosing between 100% and 200% scaling. That’s just beyond the average computer user.

    Secondly, I wish people could stop trying to teach everyone that Linux isn’t the OS. Anyone that cares already knows, and anyone that doesn’t know doesn’t care.

  • I recently switched from Windows 10 to Fedora so I can share my experience. I’ve dabbled with Linux in the past but there’s always been immediate issues which have caused me to never stay that long. It’s too easy to just ditch and go back when everything on Windows just works out of the box. I was getting sick of all the privacy issues so decided to totally bail and go balls deep. I found it easier to push through all the problems by adopting a mentality that I was living with this now and I eventually started to enjoy fixing all the problems (it took a few weeks). Everything’s working now and solutions are out there, you just need to google and power through.

    Installing Steam and Nvidia drivers is easy. You open the settings of the “App Store” and enable third party repositories. Once you’ve done that the Nvidia drivers and Steam will turn up in there and can be installed with the click of a button.

    However, and maybe I’m just unlucky, but the dream of Linux gaming has been an absolute non-starter for me. I guess people on Radeons may have more luck but with my 2060S I haven’t really gotten anything to play acceptably. Even with Proton-GE and whatever other hacks people talk about everything has been unstable, slow, or both, and that’s if it starts at all. I’m sure it’s probably just the certain games I’m trying to play but I ended up partitioning my drive and installing Windows 10 again just for gaming.

    Something else to try is Nobara, it’s a Linux distro built for ease of use and gaming. If I’d heard of it earlier I’d probably have tried it first but I’ve got Fedora nicely set up and I don’t think it includes anything I can’t simply install myself.

  • twinnie@feddit.uktoLinux@lemmy.mlI'm Done With Windows, Are you?
    6 months ago

    I like the idea of ditching Windows because of all the telemetry but I just need a machine that’s going to do what I need it to do without a fucking battle. Everything on Linux is just so difficult, it’s like every time I give it a go I wind up spending hours trying to figure out how to do something that would take ten seconds on Windows. I wanted to make a desktop shortcut that would run a script with root privileges. On Windows that’s right click, drag, and select the option to make a shortcut. Takes a few seconds. Took me ages to figure it out in Ubuntu, mostly because it wasn’t working as it should. Yesterday I did an apt upgrade on another machine and it wiped out the WiFi. I’m still working on fixing that and now I’m looking into compiling my own drivers.