Originally Posted by enorbet2
It would do you well to consider that convenience comes at a cost. The "tolerance" that Windfows affords is exactly what created the old BSOD and why you won't find Win10 on any super computer or for that matter any truly mission critical device. Windows employs a microkernel which does not require self-checks so that any dummy can use it. Linux give us way more power, but just like Spidey's Uncle said, you know what that implies. To enjoy such power your PC must insure that everything you need is in place and since it can't see through an open switch it halts. However you, the owner-operator can see and operate the switch so it is your responsibility to do so if you want access to serious power. The only other possible choice is to continue to be conveniently weak and dumb and let Apple or Microsoft do it for you, but that comes at the aforementioned cost.
Thanks for the reply but, as a linux newb these are things I just wouldn't know, and i hear that just about any time I ask a question. There's no point in complaining about this, cause I'm sure its better than windows. But I've noticed that linux has this in common with several other...things. As a long time auto enthusiast I've noticed something similar with ford and gm. Gm is much more idiot proof than ford. Ford works great as long as you don't stray outside of what they tell you to do. If you do, their answer is something like "Well we told you not to do that you dumb#$$". Even saying some of the things you hear around the linux community, like RTFM. GM is more on the side of "just works" and any ol goofy redneck can work on it. Which explains why its often their favorite.