You have to find and choose the right distribution/desktop tailored for your needs. Indeed most users put novelty ahead of stability, regarding stability as an equivalent to boredom rather than to sturdiness and reliability.Until some commanding force is able to exert sufficient discipline in the Linux ranks to put stability ahead of novelty, new converts to desktop Linux will remain discouraged and disappointed.
Compatibility between point releases is really terrible in OSX and I know because I used OSX at home for the last ten years. OSX is a non-stop forced march of manually updating applications to keep up with system changes. (...)
If you want the latests and greatest you get to deal with compatibility problems. If you want reliable compatibility you don't upgrade and do without the new hotness.
Lingula wrote: If GNU/Linux could be administered more completely by GUI then the directory structure could change in the way you propose.
rxd wrote:My iPhone and ipad are more full featured and robust than linux.
Lingula wrote:The user experience you describe can be found in OS X, but you'll need all new hardware, and I'm not sure if you'll be able to use your Canon printer.
Are you serious? I cannot connect to the Internet in the first place from within Mint. That is exactly my problem! How can I fetch a package on the Internet to fix a non-working Internet connection? So, long story short, modem is not working.
Next I connected the printers. HP - no problem. Canon - no printing. Hitting the forum again, I read that Canon is “poorly supported”. So, if you have certain Canon printers, then it is tough luck. So, printer not working...
Next it was time for the scanner. Canon - oops. “poorly supported”. The most frustrating thing is that my Mint's Simplescan's preferences page actually identifies the scanner correctly, but does not scan a page!
not discuss issues like logging in multiple users without passwords and installation of packages like Latex, etc.
All I need is a rock solid OS where I can be productive without reading forums to sort out basic issues like printing, scanning, and connecting to the Internet.
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