Originally Posted by particleman72
I would rather push 1 person away than have that one person spew fud and push 10 away. Linux is ready for just about everything, the question is are you ready for linux.
Pushing 1 person away because he has an issue and not helping him IS pushing more away. When you want to be an ahole to people you give them the idea that the community is filled with like minded idiots. He then goes and tells everyone how bad and unhelpful the community is and thus you've not done anything but possibly make the situation worse.
And yet, he was spot on with his post. Having complicated configuration files that need manual intervention is the reason Linux isn't mainstream yet. That's all he said. He wasn't spewing fud or badmouthing Linux in any way. It's not an opinion, it's a fact. Average people would be more open to using Linux if not for the more in depth knowledge/research that is needed compared to Windows, OSX, Android and the likes of others that are as simple as pick up and go.
When speaking of mainstream you have to learn to put your tech knowledge on the back burner and think like an average user who wouldn't be able to tie their own shoe if you didn't tell them how. And Linux is not there.