I did not ask! Personally, I really do not care why some people give up on Linux. It is THEIR business!LinuxRetard wrote: You asked, "Why do new people give up on Linux?" I gave my answer. Does it really need a reply back? Maybe this is the problem and exactly what I am talking about?
In regards to "dumpster diving" for my computer, if I bought the latest and greatest it still would not work. I always love the "Linux is not for everyone" line. When you all are trying to convert people to your movement you should be telling them this, as well as what hardware will work. If the problems have been around for 18 years, I guess I will check back in another 15 or 20 years to see if there has been any progress.
As far as needing a reply back, I always thought that was what a forum was; a place to discuss ideas? Maybe, if you would swallow some of that bile and actually read what I wrote some things might start making sense. In any case, there are a great many people who try Linux and come into the forums wanting people to tell them what they want to hear. Some people just cannot accept that the ideas they have are no longer relative. Linux uses a root system, always has, and despite the Ubuntu lockout and preference to sudo, the root system will probably always exist. Likewise, there is no way to force hardware manufacturers to recognize Linux. They either do or they do not. Linux users vote with their wallets.
If you buy the latest and greatest chances are pretty good that it will just work! The reality if Linux developers have done nothing short of the miraculous when you figure how many drivers the kernel includes and how many systems Linux does "just work" on.
Linux is NOT for everyone, I do not know why you have a problem with this but it still holds true. But then you stupidly assume that we are all trying to convert everyone to our "movement." confused? "Hey bud, Linux is not for everyone but we need YOU!" Look, there are people who are trying for the Linux world domination thing...Whatever...Most of us Linux users are fairly normal people. If it does not work for you then great! You at least tried. It is what it is. There is nothing wrong with Windows. Linux is not for everyone. Keep checking back, sooner or later you may encounter a Linux distro you can live with. I hope you do. But just remember that many people have been using Linux just fine for decades now. They do not think Linux needs to change. They would suggest that if you want to use Linux it is YOU that should change.