Making another slight ‘Progression‘ change, as I sorta ‘Go wid da Flow‘ on this blog, and ‘Da Flow basically involves 3 different OSes – Windows, Chrome OS (Chromebooks), and Linuxes (over 2000 Distros/DE/SPINS/Flavors/etc. PLUS CloudReady OS is Linux). Added new Page for this move also – Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes. Had thought I would be slowing down a little wid the blog, but ‘Da Flow says it’s time for some positive Linux posts again. Linux is a *LOT* more than just a failed “Desktop” OS.

  • (Links for those quotes in pic are here and here.)

When I started this blog back in January of 2019, I was considering a possible Desktop OS replacement for Windows 7. As I did tests ‘n research over the next year or so, it became obvious that Linux was a terrible Desktop OS, e.g. the basic Wheel Mouse was a disaster, my printer would only work wid Ubuntu and most Ubuntu-based Distros, the annoying “Authenticate” popup/s or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ requirement by most Distros (exceptions Here), etc.

However, even though, over time it became obvious that “Desktop” Linux was for ‘Technical People‘ like Developers, Programmers, IT specialists, etc., it also became more ‘n more obvious that Linux was a great source for ‘Specialized’ OSes. In fact, I had been using Puppy Linux as a ‘Rescue OS’ for years, and “Rescue” is a ‘Specialized’ OS function in most cases.

As I tested ‘n researched the Distros, I found that many Linux Distros could be fully installed to a USB, which then made them a ‘Portable OS’ wid a ‘Specialized’ purpose.

In early 2019 I had also discovered Kodachi Linux:

Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Ubuntu 18.04.5 it will provide you with a secure, anti-forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure.

Kodachi is very easy to use all you have to do is boot it up on your PC via USB drive then you should have a fully running operating system with established VPN connection + Tor Connection established + DNScrypt service running. No setup or Linux knowledge is required from your side its all been automated for you. The entire OS is functional from your temporary memory RAM so once you shut it down no trace is left behind all your activities are wiped out.

Kodachi is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card.

Started the Kodachi Linux page soon after finding ‘n testing that ‘Specialized’ Linux Distro.

 

Progressions ‘n New Directions

 

As I have stated on the ‘About’ page, the Linux Newbie – Since 1996 blog is always:

In the last ‘Change of Direction’, Part XI – Chrome OS is Linux that Works, I was headed into testing Chromebooks. They also have the basic Wheel Mouse problem, and even tho I haven’t tested it yet, they have at least some complicated printer problems; however, more printer OEM’s seem to offer drivers for Chrome OS than Linux has. Printers will work on an OS when OEM’s provide drivers for them, so the Chrome OS Cloud printer ‘Thingie’ wouldn’t be needed…apparently.

Ubuntu-based & RHEL-based Distros seem to have the most Linux printer OEM driver support, for “normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…” and the other Distros seem to require a ‘Linux Nightmare’ or *LOTS* of Linux Technical knowledge to get a printer installed.

During the Chromebooks tests, I ended up agreeing wid Linus Torvalds on This:

‘Fragmentation is Why Linux Hasn’t Succeeded on Desktop .. It seems to be that Chromebooks and Android are the paths towards the desktop.’

Wid Chromebooks, Google has put together a great Hardware ‘n Software Package for OS users looking for a secondary Desktop/Laptop OS to Microsoft Windows. I have found I use the HP Chromebook 14a-na0023cl more often than the converted to Linux $314.57 Chromebook, even tho ‘Sam’ (12.2” Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 XE521QAB) has the Linux Laptop/Tablet/Sketchbook options available.

 

Focusing on Windows 10/11 Users

 

Fact is, I’ve basically spent the past 31+- months to reach this point, that Linux is a Special *PURPOSE* OS, not a “Desktop” OS for “normal people,” and as such it needs more focus placed on the many ‘Specialized’ areas that Linux offers.

As the WIN 7 series: For Windows 7 users page showed, Microsoft Windows users have absolutely no interest in Linux as their primary Desktop OS, and trying to change their minds is simply not gonna work. “normal people” have already heard all they need to know about “Desktop” Linux, i.e. that it is a terrible “Desktop” OS.

They know it, Linus Torvalds knows it, and I now know it.

However, in these ‘Modern Technological Times’ it is quite common for people to use two or more Operating Systems (OSes). I use Four OSes.

Linux offers many many ‘Specialized’ areas…heck, Linux also offers ‘Old Computers’ a new chance @ life, even wid ‘Dat OS not meant for “normal people” – Noob Linux Girl for one example.

Moving forward, starting wid this post ‘n the new Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes page, I am going to try ‘n direct Windows users to the many many ‘Specialized’ options offered by Linux ‘n Linuxes. Linux makes a great secondary OS and/or an excellent tertiary OS, IMHO , and I want to try ‘n point that out to Windows users.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!