I’ve been looking for more Linux OSes that don’t force the annoying “Authenticate” popups and/or ‘Pesky Passwords’ on users (on their *OWN* home computers), but some of them I have spoke highly of in the past have actually regressed in those areas. Arch ‘n the ‘Archies‘ have become as bad as Ubuntu, e.g. EndeavourOS offered a root login in a post on October 19, 2020, but not on test yesterday.

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

Linux used to stay around 2% of the total Worldwide Desktop OS market share, but for over a year now, it’s fading popularity has remained between 1.20% & 1.58%. Chromebooks’ Chrome OS has put a hurt on Linux Desktop. Security, stability, reliability, hardware recognition, and ease of use have always been ‘Thangs that Linux struggled wid…all ‘Thangs that Chrome OS excels at. Chrome OS also doesn’t force the demanding Linux ‘Nanny on its users…just one password at login.

Linux is for Developers, Programmers, IT specialists ‘n other Technical type of people, and just isn’t made for “normal people.” However, there are many Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes, e.g. I use some for ‘Portability‘. Linux can be useful for Desktop users who like old hardware, etc. I just avoid those meant for Enterprise users, especially those that don’t offer an option to opt out from the demanding Linux ‘Nanny. Hence, these new searches, in order to refresh my Distros w/ *NO* “Authenticate” popup or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ list.

Ventoy has saved me a lot of time in these recent tests ‘n retests. Simply copy ‘n paste or drag ‘n drop the ISO onto the Ventoy USB. After the testing, just delete the ISO, and there is no need to reformat the USB.

I am prepping for some posts on the few successful results of Linux OSes, but am so delighted wid the performance of Ventoy that I wanted to add a pt. 2 on it. 😉

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