A view from a very common computer user
"It's all about choice. I have the choice of how my OS works, how it looks and above all, what it does. Windows has failed me on all those counts, and Windows 10 with its telemetry and uncontrollable updates was the final straw."
— a speaker's comment at a recent Linux Users' Group meeting
Okay, let's be clear about one thing. Whilst I have a somewhat technical background, having done tech support for Windows and Apple computers, trained phone support personnel and both built and (to a limited degree) supported networks, I still only want my computer to just bloody well work. I don't expect much of my computer, but I want its operating system to get out of my way so I can communicate, write, read or watch silly cat videos.
I'd been an MS/DOS and Windoze guy since I started using…