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"And an idiot using Linux actually benefits Linux as a whole, since if we want our market share to grow, we have to assume the user is an absolute and utter idiot. Since most are."

i hate this idea so much. stop treating users like clueless little toddlers. fuck off.

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operating systems should be designed around what an average person would consider logical. not a software engineer, not a toddler.

yes, windows is designed around treating the user like a toddler. this is why formatting a usb stick took me ~40 minutes to figure out. if windows teaches users bad habits like "don't read errors or warnings", it doesn't mean that every other OS should be bending backwards because of those habits

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@AgathaSorceress My general opinion here can be summarised as "design for the average, but allow for outliers".

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@AgathaSorceress@eldritch.cafe I feel like this is an unfortunate overlap between Nerd Supremacist thinking on behalf of developers, and people complaining about anything in Linux that does not look and feel exactly like it does on Windows…

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@AgathaSorceress on the one hand, I get where people are coming from with this, because I work retail tech customer service and the majority of my customers do not want to understand their machines outside of their own routine tasks, even a little bit. on the other, this habit is nurtured by design choices that actively obfuscate what's going on and why it's important, creating an illusion of safety and simplicity.

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Last time I dealt with linux, I wanted choose the most stable and conservative os for a webserver available. So I thought: debian11 it is. And then I realised they want me to put effort to relearn rebooting. Insane geeks, why would they do this to peaceful users?

I still think that linux devs too often forget the concept of non-geek user.. And it is natural: many of them do this work for themselves.

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