"some are elitists and think if you can't figure it out you shouldn't be trying Linux "
^ yeah, when someone comes in freezing cold initially sometimes I really do have that mentality. There's really nothing I can do about it, it's just the way I'm wired, any chance I get to be an elite snob I jump at it.
We've already tried adjusting that in this forum a few times.
elite snobbery .. i just like the sound of that
But if someone can demonstrate that they are indeed serious about extending themselves and doing some hard work to learn
about *nix (whether they ultimately decide to continue with it or not), I'm happy to help their quest for knowledge. I guess I should just avoid the "never used linux" or "ubuntu install help" type threads from now on perhaps.
But in all seriousness, if you don't write code or host services etc, I can't imagine why anyone actually would use linux. Yes it is the best OS in my opinion, but when it comes down to it, for the "typical computer user" type of usage, linux really does still very much suck in a lot of ways, and this just leads to negative press and poor perception, when most of it is not properly grounded to begin with. For me, it's great. For most of my family, not at all. I've tried that, there has to be an underlying need or desire to learn about nix and is inner workings if you actually want to get anything out of it, because otherwise, it pretty much sucks.