DiabloCody wrote:You are all certainly entertaining people.
I know that it is certainly possible to fix. I know someone who is quite an advanced user of Linux. And I know that stuff, like icons appearing over icons, is fixable.
But whatever. Reign in your small fraction of a 1% OS market share. Oh what a glorious thing it is. Maybe if somebody attempted to streamline these issues then you could increase that.
Once again, you completely miss the point. No one here cares about the market share. Since when has Linux has anything to do with the market? I think most of us could care less whether or not other people use the OS. Sure, I'm always willing to help a friend switch over to Linux with hope that it'll improve his computing experience, but I'm also willing to help a friend fix a problem with his Windows install without insisting that he switch to Linux because it's the best thing in the world. Linux isn't for everyone. If you think Linux is supposed to be like Windows, you're wrong, and most likely you aren't ready to make the switch. Coming to Linux and expecting it to be Windows might be one of the stupidest things possible, because that makes the switch completely pointless.
As far as the fixes to your hardware problems, I'm glad you know that it is possible to do something. I'm also glad you know an advanced user of Linux. Most of the people that would have been answering your questions in this forum are advanced users of Linux as well, it's not like your acquaintance is the only person who knows what's going on under the hood. Obviously your problems are possible to fix (every problem is); that isn't the issue. The issue is the amount of time it would take to fix that issue compared to the amount of difference it makes (which is not much of a difference compare to other much more important issues). And by the way, just who is this "somebody" you keep referring to who should be fixing all of your issues for you?