Linux remains ‘Stuck’ back in 1992 with DOS ‘n Windows 3.1 as a keyboard-focused ‘terminal-centric‘ OS meant mainly for programmers ‘n developers. Actually, the ‘Mouse’ in Windows 3.1 worked better than any Linux mouse in these modern times of year 2020.
As mentioned in the recent How to easily blow over 18 hours in one day – ‘Nvidia Linux Drivers‘ *UPDATED* post, Linux is never going to be an actual full-time Desktop OS, and it will remain ‘Stuck’ at that -+ 2% of the worldwide Desktop user share forever. Nothing wrong with that, since it will never strive to be a Plug ‘n Play OS that a clear majority of Desktop users want.
The niche/s for Linux Desktop is old computers and/or as a USB portable OS. Of course, Distros focused on specialties like privacy, medical, science, rescue, etc. are not seeking a share of the Linux Desktop -+ 2%, but do offer great options in their specialty areas.
Meanwhile, as part of this blog’s new ‘Dumbing Down TOP 10 requirements’ progression for future Linux Distro tests & on the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page, I have removed the blog’s old Tagline – Rule of Thumb – if you can’t install Ubuntu on it, then you can’t install any Linux Distro on it. The blog’s new Tagline is – Linux Desktop is *FOREVER* stuck back in 1992 with DOS ‘n Windows 3.1 as a keyboard-focused ‘terminal-centric‘ OS!
I have also dropped Ubuntu LTS to the #3 spot in Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros ratings. In the future, no Linux Distro will be in the #1 spot unless it has no requirement for *OR* at least offers options to opt out of the ‘Pesky Passwords’ issue. However, I will ‘Dumb Down’ the previous Linux Hardware Recognition requirements, since Linux is clearly not meant to be a true Desktop Plug ‘n Play OS. Most Distros don’t work with printers and/or scanners and/or other hardware anyway…hey, a simple basic scroll/wheel mouse can’t even use all it’s functions in any Linux Distro.
This unexpected GeForce GTX 1660 compatibility and/or Linux Generic Graphics Driver issue has caught me off guard, especially concerning Ubuntu LTS; however, my fault since I let some of the Linux false hype (including my own) slip in on me, i.e. Linux Desktop has been ‘Stuck’ for decades at -+ 2% of worldwide Desktop OS usage for a reason and/or many reasons.
Since CentOS 8 showed no ‘glitches’ and remained steady during this recent upgrading to the ‘Rose’ computer, I am going to move it into the #1 spot on Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page. No major problems or annoying popups showed up in CentOS 8, other than the system Graphic info listing that generic llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0.0, 256 bits) ‘tHiNgIe‘, i.e. resolution remained good at 1920×1080. Hey, if a Linux Generic Driver works for the Linux Desktop, then fine for me from now on. I’m not a Gamer, so don’t know if Linux Generic Graphic Drivers work for them (I doubt they do). May end up pulling the GeForce GTX 1660 from ‘Rose’ ‘n just install it in ‘Apevia’, when ‘n if I get around to upgrading that Ryzen™ test machine’s processor. Why buy another GPU that Linux probably can’t recognize? Yeah, ‘Apevia’ has become more of a AMD hardware tester anyway, since ‘Rose’ is now the main Linux test machine.
I will add this post to the Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog page…
Linux Desktop is *FOREVER* stuck back in 1992 with DOS ‘n Windows 3.1 as a keyboard-focused ‘terminal-centric‘ OS!