Originally Posted by KyadCK
Saying it's more stable for "most people" is also a flat lie. Less headache even more so. Windows users outnumbers Linux users more than 100:1, the number of people who have never had a problem with windows in their life outnumber the total number of all linux users. On top of that, people who do move to linux are more like us, technical people that can fix things.
You hear magnitudes more problems about windows because the user base is simply that much more massive and the userbase less technically inclined. Not because desktop linux is anything special.
Commandline is not, never has been, and never will be simpler than a well made GUI. Apt-get will never be easier than simply pressing a download button and double clicking. Simply having to know the exact names of something puts them completely out of the running.
Linux is competent. Linux is powerful. Linux is not made for an End User and never has been aside from the always laughed at Ubuntu+Unity. Both have their pros and cons, and both have issues, but with personal experience on both sides of the fence for both servers and desktops/laptops, you're wrong.
You can flaunt your "experience" all day long but I can come back at it. I have none. I'm just an average guy who decided to try Linux 3-4 years ago. I'm 34. Within a week I was hooked and it made more sense, and I found it easier in every single way to do anything and everything (except gaming). To say that it isn't simpler is not true. Guis are a mess usually. Apt is perfectly simple to use and far safer than going to some random website, downloading something, then searching for why your computer is infested with all kinds of garbage. Both do have their pros and cons. But talking about either as if it simply doesn't have its place in the end user environment is just ignorant.
Considering that both of us, and this entire thread is opinion it really doesn't matter. Everyone uses what works. Linux works great for many many people. If you or whoever can't make it work, more power to you. But don't insult any of us because you can't figure it out.
*EDIT* In the end it is irrelevant. The people that tend to have the most problems with their computers, linux or windows... are people who are always messing with things and tinkering. When you leave well enough alone they both work equally well. Neither is better than the other.Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 10/18/15 at 10:21am