> This is the very reason why I do not think that linux on the
> desktop is such a good idea. You are semi-technical, but are
> still not willing to expend any effort to help yourself about
> an issue which you're perfectly willing to expend effort to
> bitch about.
The "semi-technical" are the problematic ones on both Windows and Linux, they similarly give out about copy-and-paste on the MSDOS command prompt, and give out that they cannot figure out how to use Autocad (without reading anything ever about CAD, not to mind Autocad)...
> This will only get worse when complete non-techies en masse
> are using linux. It may be selfish, but this is going to make
> my life hell wading through crud on mailing lists.
...whereas the non-techies tend to be open to learning and to working around any limitations they find, and are coming from a mindset that they may be doing something wrong, so they don't automatically go into bitching mode. I don't think Linux on the desktop will be quite as bad as you think.
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