Portreve wrote: ⤴
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:02 am
Given discussions such as this thread
, what are your thoughts,
and is there anything here we can specifically leverage to help show the benefits of running GNU+Linux
or LinuxMint in particular?
Privacy. Strongest selling point currently in my point-of-view.
Because that's exactly
what everyone-else-in-'tech-business' doesn't respect right now -
what makes the difference
to speak off.
No need for tin-foil hat extravaganza or similar 'security theatre' as they call it.
Just a simple, plain, straightforward attitude, without...carnivalesque fanfare or 'shouting', however, still relatively loud enough to be heard:
you own your own data, not someone else's company / organization.
...in regards to LinuxMint in particular - well, obviously not my call to speak of such.
If talking about distributions in a more general manner & the...'year of the Linux desktop', lol...
two things come quickly to mind, which i believe they would help lots of Win7 refugees after it's expiration date to switch more easily:
1) Flatpak adoption. It's been discussed elsewhere around why is that, so i won't bore people around reiterating such here.
Big thumbs up to whoever in the Mint team jumped into his/her gun quickly & thereby helped spreading it's adoption in the Linux world.
2) Wayland being 'ready'. Kinda hard to imagine that many of 'average' Win7 refugees having the patience to fix tearing issues in...2020,
as that was more or less 'solved' back in...Vista.
In a side note, for my relatively 'simple' daily needs, if i could call them this way...
i (almost) couldn't care less for either Flatpak & even more Wayland per se
if those two automagically 'vanished' tomorrow, my 'routine' experience would be exactly the same.
No problems whatsoever with apt/synaptic & autoconf occasionally,
and rarely any problems as well since quite some time with Xorg for me...
But regardless if i personally choose to use, avoid or even completely purge this or that piece of technology from my system(s),
the more end-users & (more importantly) having more developers / software companies getting properly involved with Linux,
will improve positively my (and everyone else's) experience on the whole.
More people involved, more innovation, more choices by the end of the day...