Just stumbled across a nice essay about why Linux won’t ever be a Windows replacement.
Insightful and nice to read. Favourite quote:
The guiding principle of Linux and FOSS is “make good software”. It is not “Make Windows-replacing software”. The only thing a horde of typical Windows users will contribute to Linux is complaints. What will they complain? “It doesn’t work like this on Windows.”
No, it doesn’t. If it worked like Windows, Linux would suck. It would be an inferior copy that nobody would use. The reason people are so passionately fond of Linux is that it doesn’t work like Windows. It doesn’t do everything for you, it doesn’t assume you’re a perpetual ignorant newbie, it doesn’t hide all the inner workings from you.