"Just install linux, what could go wrong"
@feld all well and good if you're familiar with linux or operating systems in general, much less good if you're new or you don't have access to a walkthrough of common issues. It can be a nightmare.
My first experience with linux was installing debian and xorg mocking me for 2 days. It's better than it was a decade ago but I've recently talked a friend through very similar problems.
A number of folks have chimed in here echoing those woes.
@feld Yeah, this is where 'just install linux' falls flat. There's all these takes around about how anyone can do it, as were floating around the day I posted this, but it's entirely contingent on luck with hardware compatibility if you don't have the experience to back it up when issues arise, or time to learn more than most would ever care to.
@sophia Just install Linux in four easy steps.
1) Install Windows 10.
2) Enable WSL
3) Install Ubuntu or Suse from the Microsoft store.
4) Install a Windows based X server
5*) Ignore folks yelling about how this has everything except "Linux".
*Five isn't easy.
@sophia Only thing that makes me feel better about that are the problems my son has had with graphics cards in his Windows box...
@sophia the nouveau drivers are pretty great though (says the guy who specifically buys Intel GPUs since 2012 to avoid driver issues)
@sophia Pff, all this talk about Linux, video drivers, and gaming.
Nethack and wumpus are all you need. 😎
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