In retrospect, why did Linux on the desktop fail?

In retrospect, why did Linux on the desktop fail?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    focus on new features instead of making basic features work

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why
    GNOME

    But it's not failing.
    People with more than two brain cells are able to install it without any effort.
    It's just not installed by default. That's the main problem, people are too stupid to install it, where the installation process is literally easier than windows.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >where the installation process is literally easier than windows
      you couldn't be any more delusional
      it is literally against loonix's policy to be as babysitting as windows does with its installation process
      if anything the complaint should be that windows is going to bloat and botnet the shit out of your system in exchange for that babysitting
      but people with two with more than two brain cells should be able to get rid of them with minimal effort
      hell, windows becomes the better choice after you already have enough experience with troonix tinkering, so now you can put that experience to tinker with windows and have a much better os as result

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Bull
        Kubuntu and SuSE beg to differ
        Linux is a kernel
        The policies are bound to distros

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        are you moronic

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. I wasted years tinkering with linux only to get suboptimal performance and workflows. Back on Windows I can finally debloat the shit out of it and get the best results since all my "proprietary" apps run natively. No more wine crashes and bullshit, only productivity.

        Inb4 I don't care about goodboy points from the FOSS community. All that matters is that the machine serves my purposes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >People with more than two brain cells are able to install it without any effort.
      Another obvious issue is some unwarranted sense of superiority among its users, people who think wasting their time fixing basic issues is a test of courage and wits.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Super hot, holy frick.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because of GNOME (RedHat ploy) and later Wayland (another RedHat ploy).

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why did Linux on the desktop fail?
    People get a operating system to run popular proprietary software. That's it. Nothing else to it.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Adobe and Anti-Cheat. Proprietary software propagates themselves by being proprietary and lock in. People would rather keep paying their good goy subscription (or pirate) instead of contributing to open source because its "easier". The Gimp has been around for nearly 30 years now and if people had wanted an open source superior competitor to Adobe, they would have done so by now.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do women look so pretty in bridal dresses?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The dresses are designed to make the woman look good, and that design has evolved over time until you get a peak look.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    desktop computing is on its way out. in 30 years of troonix history it has never had a significant market share. it doesnt work, its still glitchy and its full of annoyances that only autists ignore

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >desktop computing is on its way out
      moronic take, all the countries that actually matter and have influence on the world have around 50/50 share between mobile devices and desktop devices. The reason it looks so skewed worldwide is because massive poorgay continents like Africa literally only have access to cheap android phones. Desktop computing is going nowhere, you cannot get work done on a mobile device without a proper keyboard and a large screen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      didnt linus himself say that he doesnt give a frick about tty and thinks it's archaic

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        who cares what linus said, the only shit he does nowadays is allowing merges in his kernel.
        the DEs and/or WMs are more important than the kernel.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >desktop computing is on its way out

      yeah bro lets just run the government on our phones

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >desktop computing is on its way out.
      You've been saying that for 20 years. People use their phones to frick around, they don't want to work there, nor on touch keyboard tablets. You were proven wrong over a decade ago, this train has no rails. Have some dignity and self respect and stop barking the same nonsense.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Out of touch boomer Satanist

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is that epussy grooming his wife that later trooned out?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    failed to learn from windows
    tries to be Unix replacement
    doesn't do anything unique
    ate gnu dick harder than gay dude

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why did Linux on the desktop fail?
    did it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      eggsactly, werks on my machine

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because it wasn't made for braindead consumers

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Do you own this computer you're using? Prove it to me, the computer you own, by soodooing whatever you just tried
    >Woah buddy, are you allowed to do something to this file you put on this computer? You'll have to chamod yourself 777 buster
    It's loaded up with humiliation rituals top to bottom

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    /qa/ lost

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >

      https://i.imgur.com/1oIU06c.jpeg

      In retrospect, why did Linux on the desktop fail? (OP)
      >/qa/ lo-ACK!!!

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I recently installed Unbuntu on an old laptop and I can tell you why it failed, I have to use the command line to run apps and it doesn't even have basic functionality like customizing what happens when I close the lid of the laptop without editing fricking config files, do you really think a normie can do any of this? Hell kids nowadays are so used to mobile devices that they can't even navigate basic file systems let along a command line.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >doesn't even have basic functionality like customizing what happens when I close the lid of the laptop without editing fricking config files
      False

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because billions didn't try it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Billiens mist try?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It wasn't made by people trying to sell computers to desktop users.
    Hopefully System76 will solve that problem.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. Gnome which GTK and the entire DE is a pile of dogshit, No unified direction just a mess of broken shit with extensions and the wasted time that came with this being the default for so long. Anything based on GTK is starting from the bottom of the hill. It's a shit toolkit and is worthless. QT or death.

    2. Fragmentation of package managers.

    Really there's only one good distro and that's opensuse because leap is stable.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't fail, it's being kept alive by KDE alone and Cosmic will join the battle in the future against the Gnome menace

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      KDE lost by default by pulling in Qt as a dependency, which was only partially free, monolithic, not real C++ (because of signals), meanwhile GNOME services and system libraries were all in C. Which meant that GNOME won by default

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because enthusiast software shouldn't be pandering to morons

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this, it should be gatekept from morons as much as possible

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "Fail" in what sense? That it didn't overtake Windows? It's a matter of inertia, and as Isaac Newton said: that which is in motion tends to stay in motion; Windows' widespread familiarity and available programs give it a frickton of momentum, so any new system would struggle against that.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because you need to leet 10 about things to set it up properly, and then there's still some persistent problem with some pretty standard device on your comp.
    im not that autistic or bored to waste time tinkering with the OS just to get it to function before i can finally start using my computer what specific tasks

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    GNOME/GTK

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    me on the right

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The "Linux Desktop" tends to be either made for autistic nerds or made for morons (GNOME) with not much inbetween.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For the same reason you should want to use it, normalgays bounce off it hard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who gives a shit?

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Werks on my machine.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's the worst implementation of Unix

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Inertia, Windows was there first and it's not compatible, it's that simple.
    Same reason people aren't using ARM on the desktop much. x86 was there first, there was also x86_64 which was actually better than AMD64 in many ways but AMD64 obviously won out because AMD64 could run x86_32 code and x86_64 could not, that is simply put a killer feature.

    The moment non-Windows can run Windows programs, and I mean recent ones, it will quickly overtake it. Backwards compatibility is too important.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      x86_64 is just another name for AMD64, you may be thinking of IA-64 (aka Itanium).

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't fail, ChromiumOS works well, but is gimped.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no videogames, the sooner Linux gets full support for video games. all gamers will jump ship from winDOS

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want a chuddette gf so bad

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not enough corporations

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    100202450
    100202603
    nice bait morons. Linux on the desktop never failed; it worked for its target demographics/audience. Anyone that wanted to get into IT seriously by self-teaching used Linux and derivatives. The biggest hindrance to getting it to normies is that there's so many flavors of Linux and normies can't be bothered to RTFM. Linux Mint, Debian, and Fedora all solved the issue of the GUI in their own ways and arguably they're the best OS for old ppl to use.
    Linux should never be mainstream and gatekeeping normies is good actually. The normies can have their MacOS and Windows and that's all they'll ever need.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The biggest hindrance is that you have to download an ISO and put it on a USB stick with something like Rufus, and then figure out how to make a modern laptop boot off USB instead of doing a quick boot into a resume from hybernate state.

      It's all a BIG ick and is not normie friendly.

      The alternative is to get that weird schizo guy you know to install it for you but that will suck because he will spend an hour ranting about how Microsoft is evil and THEY don't want you to have free open source software.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not my problem and nothing that anyone else with an IQ above 110 can't handle.
        100218424
        >believing the words of a company that named itself after an African term
        ok Black person. go retake another elementary reading comprehension test.

        >2010
        >install Linux on old hardware
        >doesn't work

        >2024
        >install Ubuntu 24.04 LTS on hardware released 4 weeks ago (xps 9440) with discrete graphics card
        >just werks

        Desktop Linux has literally never been better and with the nvk nvidia driver you can run a 3D accelerated program on any graphics card with libre drivers and get performance equal to or better than windows

        Nvidia's making progress in the Linux distros now because all major cloud providers are running Linux distros to power their clusters for AI usage. Unironically if the AI hypegrift didn't happen, Linux community would still be stuck dealing with Nvidia's bullshit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >it worked for its target demographics/audience.
      It didn't, Ubuntu was shooting for a billion users when they started it. Shut the frick up.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    freetards who think GUIs are optional

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not so fast to 404 bride its not time for the honeymoon just yet

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't, I use Ubuntu at work as do a bunch of my colleagues; I'm not religious about it, but I find Windows annoying. OSX is okayish but expensive and not significantly better than Ubuntu.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No directly analogous, SINGULAR, STANDARDIZED self-extracting executable like Windows.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    microsoft strong armed the market in the 90s by fricking over manufacturers, fricking over software makers and establishing their own which only worked fine on their operating system. Buying a computer and having windows be the only option 99% of the time, and being "locked" into microsoft's ecosystem because of poor interoperability meant they could gain and retain the majority of the marketshare which also meant that most software makers would focus on it and not something like linux or bsd, which itself is going to have an effect on adoption, god knows how many times photoshop has been brought up in these discussions.

    Wayland bikeshedding, and nvidia dragging their feet certainly don't help either.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Qt-GTK license-troony schism.
    Not even memeing, KDE2 was on the right track about to surpass Windows 9X/2000, then this homosexual shit happened.
    Then later on even more moronic schism with random shit like sound systems and even fricking X11, out of pure unadulterated autism.
    I hate freetrannies so much you wouldn't believe it, they're the core reason.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    GNOME 3 and GTK
    Everything was promising before that.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Microsoft has an iron grip on the desktop market due to inertia.

    Even Apple with gazillions of cash and massive marketing hasn't been able to even get to 10% market share with MacOS.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Make Linux as easy to use as Windows first.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't come pre installed and it doesn't support widely used software.

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's no use case for the Linux desktop

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Basically because of GNOME. Not really surprised that a project run by a bunch of fat onions suckling homosexualS is so bad.

    KDE has got it's shit together though and is likely to displace GNOME in the next few years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Both major Linux DEs are pure shit, which is why none of them has been able to emerge as the de facto standard after all these years.

      Either something new and actually good comes along, or this will remain the status quo.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Both major Linux DEs are pure shit, which is why none of them has been able to emerge as the de facto standard after all these years.

      Either something new and actually good comes along, or this will remain the status quo.

      I use mint/cinnamon. I like it., but what other distros should I live boot to see what's out there? Last time I used Linux before this year was about a decade ago.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You could just install different DEs instead of whole new distros.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's why I said live boot. So I don't have to install anything. Just to keep things clean.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >there are tons of distros
    >there are many DEs
    >there are many WMs
    >every category of program has at least several different options - all half baked
    >little incentive to develop for free
    >few opportunities to develop for pay
    >difficult to justify developing in your spare time for a long period of time
    >nobody fricking agrees on anything
    >FOSS devs are autistic

    Not really a mystery of why this disorganized nonsense fails. I adore Linux on my servers and I will use purpose built VMs for certain things (eg. Kali) but even the best of Linux desktop projects are amateur and half finished at best.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >2010
    >install Linux on old hardware
    >doesn't work

    >2024
    >install Ubuntu 24.04 LTS on hardware released 4 weeks ago (xps 9440) with discrete graphics card
    >just werks

    Desktop Linux has literally never been better and with the nvk nvidia driver you can run a 3D accelerated program on any graphics card with libre drivers and get performance equal to or better than windows

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its user base are gatekeeping elitist nerds, the worst kind of people and nobody wants to be associated with them, then a bunch of them became trannies and became even more abhorrent

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason people accept Windows 11 with fricking ads.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Presupposing the question.
    In retrospect, why did OP post this stupid stuff here instead of sticking to his busy schedule of blowing Black folk to fund his meth habit?

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    gtk3+ and gnome sabotaged linux desktop by ruining gtk for every other desktop
    wayland is a thing that will still be shit after 10 years, because it's broken by design
    security argument for sandboxing everything is moronic, you don't need a fricking desktop environment on a server
    X ssh forwarding is not even enabled by default on any distribution
    webshit apps belong in the browser were they are already sandboxed so ... the only keylogger thing might come from the things you install
    and if you don't check what you install on your system then it's a PEBKAC
    X is better for desktop, because you can do what you want on YOUR computer easily with simple tools that even nonprogrammers can write
    but with wayland you need not only know how to program, you need libraries and apis that allow you to do what you want (which might not exist, because of gatekeepers like GNOME that refuse to collaborate)
    software serve users, if it doesn't it is a walled garden thing
    they want you to think it's for your safety or convenience, but in reality THEY want control over what you can do (companies like redhat, oracle, microsoft)
    if there were a viable alternative to X it should be as "hackable" as X, so users can script anything they imagine without any restrictions

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >No games
    >No enterprise support
    >No business software support
    >No one wants to deal with building their own drivers just so they can change their wallpaper

    >Barrier to entry is way to high for grandma that just wants to get on facebook

    You'd have to be a fricking moron to not understand why linux failed outside of the RHEL market

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What the frick are you talking about. You're so full of shit. Homo.

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this image is cursed beyond belief

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you stupid fricking chud transition already, get titplants then become my bride!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        chudette is not transgender

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did it fail?

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because its codebase both kernel and userland is a big playground for developers to frick around with and nothing ever stays the same, which when combined with shared libraries for everything means 0 backwards compatibility. kde 3 was perfect, but they replaced it with something worse. gnome 2 was perfect, but they replaced it with something worse. gtk2 was perfect, but yet they replaced it with an inferior toolkit. x11 is flawless, so naturally frickheads think it needs to be replaced. other operating systems but especially windows have a stable basis of libraries and subsystems that do not change much over time.

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    linux on the desktop is designed to fail.

    windows supports the anarchic nature of the internet. you can get your hardware and software direct from vendors, who just have to target one version of windows and their product will work everywhere.

    linux by its nature is a source-based os. unless you are building from source or are 100% happy with the shit that your distro feeds you, it is always going to suck. and for hardware, if you are lucky enough for the vendor to support linux, you have to make sure that you are running a new enough kernel, hope that their linux driver actually works well enough for use, and hope that your distro software stack supports the hardware properly.

    life is short. just run windows. there is enough to waste your time on in tech without worrying about your os.

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