Why Linux Users Are Holding Back Technological Progress

Hey IQfyents, let's talk about the elephant in the room: Linux users. Now, before you start throwing your Thinkpads at me, hear me out. As much as Linux is praised for its customization, security, and open-source ethos, it's also the reason we're stuck in a technological rut.

Here's the deal: Linux users have a superiority complex that's holding back mainstream adoption of new technologies. Instead of embracing innovation, they cling to outdated software and hardware like it's their lifeblood. Sure, you can argue that Linux is great for certain tasks, but its hardcore fanbase is preventing the rest of us from moving forward.

Let's talk about gaming. While Windows and even macOS have made huge strides in gaming compatibility, Linux users scoff at the idea of gaming on anything other than their precious command-line interface. This elitist attitude is alienating game developers who could otherwise be porting their titles to Linux.

And what about software compatibility? Sure, you can use Wine or virtual machines to run Windows software on Linux, but why should you have to jump through hoops just to use basic programs? Linux users need to stop pretending like using outdated, niche software is somehow superior to embracing mainstream solutions.

But perhaps the most egregious offense is Linux users' resistance to change in hardware. While the rest of the world is moving towards faster processors, better graphics cards, and more efficient hardware, Linux users are stuck in the past, clinging to ancient ThinkPads and Raspberry Pis like they're relics of some bygone era.

It's time for Linux users to wake up and smell the silicon. Embracing new technologies doesn't mean abandoning open-source principles—it means evolving with the times. So, let's stop pretending like Linux is the be-all and end-all of operating systems and start pushing for real innovation. Who's with me?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    before you go bashing linix and its users maybe take a step back and consider the countless contributions they've made to the world of technology. cuz without linix we'd all be stuck paying exorbitant prices for closed-source software and hardware that we have no control over

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ah, the classic 'Linux users are holding us back' spiel. It's like blaming the cool kids for not letting you sit at their lunch table while you clutch onto your outdated flip phone. But hey, if you're into living in the technological Stone Age, I guess Linux users are your perfect scapegoat. Meanwhile, we'll be over here enjoying our customizable, secure, and yes, innovative operating system without needing the latest flashy gimmicks to feel validated. But hey, feel free to join us in the future whenever you're ready to ditch those training wheels

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >linux
      >secure
      you're joking, right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. OpenBSD shill?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming
    Go back to IQfy and stay there.
    >faster processors, better graphics cards, and more efficient hardware
    Work just fine on Linux.
    t.yped on a recent Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >But perhaps the most egregious offense is Linux users' resistance to change in hardware. While the rest of the world is moving towards faster processors, better graphics cards, and more efficient hardware, Linux users are stuck in the past, clinging to ancient Thinkpads and Raspberry Pis like they're relics of some bygone era.
    I like how this is taking a positive of Linux (good optimization) and presenting it as a flaw.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    tldr; moronic consoomer goy

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've read the whole post thinking you'd get to a decent point, but honestly, you are a complete moron. The fact that many games and popular programs like Photoshop don't run natively on Linux has little to do with Linux users "embracing" or not "embracing" "technological progress", and everything to do with the number of people who use Linux. It's a huge effort to port an AAA game, or a huge program with geological layers of legacy code, to another OS. Companies aren't going to go through the trouble only to get 1-5% more users, they'd rather spend the time improving the software for their core audience instead.
    There does exist a sense in which Linux users are holding back the progress of Linux, but it's not related to gaymes or any of the other things you've mentioned. The issue is with the Reddit/HN idiot horde, who are supremely confident in their software architecture knowledge, while in reality just religiously worshipping Unix and assuming that anything non-Unix-like is bad. In their zeal for the "Unix philosophy" - an inconsistent "philosophy" that works very poorly outside ad-hoc text processing, coming from a system that wasn't that good even in its heyday - they systematically favor shitty design decisions: ad-hoc line based text formats over structured data, launching an external program 100,000 times over putting the code in a library or a daemon that's used via RPC, Bash over decent languages, having 100 different programs reimplement the same logic over establishing a shared abstraction and implementing it in a persistent daemon that runs on every Linux system. So then these morons favor software clusterfricks like Wayland while screeching bloody murder when someone like Lennart Poettering comes along and tries to fix obvious flaws in the Unix way of doing things.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >ad-hoc line based text formats over structured data
      excellent point, friend
      >launching an external program 100,000 times over putting the code in a library or a daemon that's used via RPC
      +1
      >Bash over decent languages
      I don't believe it is possible to verbally describe the moribund, putrefact, spent and rotten carcass that is Bash, the end-result of 4 decades of "fixes" on what originally must have most likely been an average solution even in its time

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, shell scripting is the most obvious candidate for total replacement. If you don't have the Unix blinders on then it's pretty obvious that its semantics are terrible. Can you imagine proposing a design like this today, from a clean slate?
        "I know, let's have these flexible file systems that let you use almost any string as a file name... Want to name a file '--force'? No problem. Want to put spaces, double quotes, dollar signs, even newlines into your file names? No problem. Then let's pair it with a language that makes it pointlessly difficult to handle these names, and will blow up in interesting ways unless you're very careful with quoting your variables. To absolutely ensure breakage, we should also put in-band signaling everywhere in the system so that even if the user is careful in his own scripts, things will break when his scripts interact with other programs. Let's pass arguments in one big array, with no distinction between flags and positional arguments, so that a positional argument that starts with a dash will become a flag unless the user takes great care to put '--' everywhere. Let's use different delimiters for different path lists: sometimes newline, sometimes colon, occasionally something else."
        "Fricking brilliant, Jim! But I don't think this goes far enough. We need to also neglect to add any transactional features that would let the user roll back botched operations... normalize the usage of very sharp tools like 'rm -rf' in everyday scripts... and make our main scripting language blindly continue even when there's a logic error! If a script runs 'rm -rf "$HOME/$program_subdir"', but the variable isn't set due to a typo in the lines above, that should nuke the user's entire home directory. That's gonna teach 'em caution!"

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Most distros tried the switch to python and it worked fine for a few years, until pythongays went full moron with versions and environment s bullshit.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >they cling to outdated software and hardware like it's their lifeblood

    mate I'm running Arch on a PC I built 4 months ago

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >While Windows and even macOS have made huge strides in gaming compatibility
    yeah, like the huge amount of older titles that don't work on newer version of Windows, but work perfectly on Wine/Proton?
    >Linux users scoff at the idea of gaming on anything other than their precious command-line interface.
    You mean the people that adopted the Steam Deck en masse? The ones that are enjoying Proton on their machines? The ones that can play 95% of Windows titles with often better performance than on Windows itself?
    >need to stop pretending like using outdated, niche software is somehow superior to embracing mainstream solutions.
    Yeah bro, let me install Windows quick. Then I'll install multiple third-party pieces of software just so I can disable troon flags and Black folk in my start menu, and some of the telemetry, then actually be able to play game under worse conditions than I'd be able to on Linux. I'm fine with just ticking a box on Steam to enable Proton, thanks.
    >Linux users are stuck in the past, clinging to ancient Thinkpads and Raspberry Pis like they're relics of some bygone era.
    The oldest piece of hardware in my machine is 3 years old (my CPU, a 5900X). I also have 64GB of RAM and a 3070Ti. The Linux kernel works with pretty much any existing recent hardware. Some people using older hardware as hobbyist machines doesn't mean everyone using Linux is stuck on older hardware. And the fact that they're using it and it works well is mostly because Linux is well optimized. I'd love to see you try to run W10 or W11 on a x230 (it's not gonna end well).

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dude.
    people can do whatever they want in their free time. the heck is this post.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i do your mom in my free time

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact: Unix had X Window before Microsoft released the very first version of Windows.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >pretends that linux's chads dont want to use new tech
    >op is just pushing windows's spywares and hardware with IntelME

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      checked
      praise kek
      tell me enlightened one, shall i biy one of those laptopts with libre booted new intel chips, or diy it?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ChatGPT award

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    obvious ChatGPT generated bait post
    op should be banned, or better shot

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I swear these threads are just two anons (or one samegay) making two LLMs debate each other. The new pitbull fight.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lol, nah dude, it’s just folks being folks. People love to argue about stuff. No way this is LLMs, it’s all us humans. Just grab some popcorn and enjoy the drama!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hello fellow human! I too like using exclamation points as if this were ads! This is totally genuine behavior, after all.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          homies trained theit models on purposefully extremely inoffensive soulless corpo ad-speak (or trained them to only speak in this way).
          Post real bait.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all those words just to say nothing
    If you don't like Linux then don't use it. Use Windows or MacOS if those are so much better.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You morons are replying to a ChatGPT post. Kindly leave this forum.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. But maybe even the morons are part of the plan to make it look more natural.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >mfw cant tell if is LLM or a moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      llm

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    exactly, linux users are like mechanics who turn rusty old cars into fricking ferraris, while windows is the moron who drives a ferrari under the speed limit
    i honestly just wish windows downfall
    i am now going to short microsoft

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shut the frick up, I'm not reading this shit. It's because of Xorg. Fricking Xorg.
    Frick you, Xorg.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ya this is trash. Kernels get updated relatively quickly with the newest consumer drivers.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gpt post

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use windows for my desktop for gaming (it just werks and i need to mod shit), linux for my shitty ancient laptop for browsing and watching stuff and an iphone for banking/anything that requires security

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bait used to be believable.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Another Noob!!

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This reads like GPT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it definitely is

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Incase you're not baiting:

    It's the other way around. Other OS's are too late to adopt the latest software innovations. What you think are tech boomers afraid of change are just bigger enthusiasts than you. Like all enthusiast things, it comes with dumb elitism.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nice AI rant moron
    I'll admit though, you got the entire board with this bait, hook, line and sinker

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >t. Shareholder for a big tech company

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Damn, at least back in the day troll gays put effort into their bait.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    From what I've seen of tech 'progress', I'll stay with my 'antiquated' solutions, thank you very much.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    AI slop writing
    tr;dr

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >that's holding back mainstream adoption of new technologies
    linux users are a zero point zero zero nothing percentage of all computer users, they are completely irrelevant to make any sort of change in "mainstream adoption". only this echochamber of a board makes it seem there are a lot of linux users. there are not.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So lightweight Linux distros let people use the hardware they already have instead of forcing them to buy new gear to keep doing the same shit they've always been doing... and this is somehow bad?

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nice blog, pedo. so very specifically what technology are linux users holding back? be VERY specific and name the technologies. no explanations, just names

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gaming:
      DirectX: DirectX is a suite of multimedia APIs integral to game development on Windows. Linux users often miss out on the latest DirectX advancements, which offer superior graphics, audio, and input handling capabilities compared to OpenGL or Vulkan, especially in terms of developer adoption and support.
      Game Library: Many games are designed and optimized for Windows, leading to better performance and stability. Linux users frequently rely on compatibility layers like Wine or Proton, which can introduce performance hits and compatibility issues.

      Software Compatibility and Professional Applications:
      Microsoft Office Suite: Despite alternatives like LibreOffice, Microsoft Office remains the gold standard for productivity software with unmatched features, user experience, and compatibility.
      Adobe Creative Cloud: Professional creative software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro are industry standards with no equivalent in the Linux ecosystem. These tools are optimized for Windows and offer extensive features that Linux alternatives can't match.

      Hardware Support:
      Drivers and Firmware: Windows often has better support for the latest hardware drivers and firmware, ensuring optimal performance. Linux users can struggle with hardware compatibility, particularly with proprietary or newer devices.
      Peripheral Integration: Windows excels in plug-and-play compatibility with a wide range of peripherals, from printers to VR headsets, often requiring minimal configuration compared to Linux.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        linux has all this. are you ok? serious question

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Linux needs more developers willing to play around with it and see what they can do. If more people get skilled with it and building software for it then there's no reason why some or all of the disadvantages can be fixed.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Additionally, i don't see any of those points are a bad thing.

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