Lucky us. Linux desktop users may want to turn off Bluetooth until this is properly patched.
52 plus ones
Shared publicly•View activity
View 44 previous comments
- No Nvidia in this machine. Like it or not, Ubuntu still has the easiest install (just upgrades are horrible). And they happen to be the only distro making deals with mainstream computer manufacturers to get it preinstalled. That's an important step in bringing Linux to the desktop market. So they are not doing it all wrong or anything, just some stuff still sucks. That stuff will be fixed if enough users complain about it. That's why I complain - I'd like it to get better, not remain a problem that keeps new users from enjoying their Linux experience.1w
- I'm nor sure about the install; I don't think opensuse, mint, or manjaro are any harder and I've had ubuntu freeze during install before.
But you do have a point about manufacturer support.1w
- with the added advantage that the other installers don't format my labelled swap partition when I tell it not to.1w
- C Rogers+1You can have that point, but it's the lesser problem - The main barrier to Linux adoption is that people buy computers like an appliance. You wouldn't expect people to install different software on a washing machine, fridge, or toaster. Likewise, once Linux is offered as part of the package for consumer hardware you can buy in a retail store alongside Macs, PCs, and Chromebook laptops, that's when Linux will have it's official year. Before that, it's all a bunch of shouting about our fabled desktop success, impotently from the sidelines.1w
- Jannis+1I agree; most people don't even know what an OS is, let alone that there are choices.
I don't buy into the year of whatever meme and I don't think Linux will suddenly reach a wide adoption on the desktop in the upcoming years.
But I do consider Chromebooks a Linux
Hopefully there will be more choices for preinstalled GNU/Linux machines in the future but in the meantime I hope distros can focus on making the experience a pleasant one for the slightly more experienced users that installed them by choice.
And that includes making peripherals work painlessly and supplying working update mechanisms with a sane update philosophy.
Anyway, I think I have derailed this thread long enough by now.1w
- don't worry about it. It's good to hear other distros are less problematic in certain regards. I've only used Ubuntu, because I want to help spread Linux to the widest possible audience, and it's the version that's making it to consumer hardware first. If it were some other distro, I'd go with that.1w
Add a comment...