Software installation in Linux is difficult
Suppose you want to play the game “Hearts” on your computer. And suppose, like me, you were cheap and wanted to get it for free. Lucas sent me a screenshot-by-screenshot comparison of the installation on a Linux machine vs. a Windows machine. It’s a joke written by a popular operating system. (Hint: Linux plays the straight man.)
And that’s congruent with my experience too. At work I’m building four Windows platforms that we’ll Ghost out to hundreds of machines. It’s time-consuming to ferret out all the Windows ‘annoyances’ and create a build anyone would want to use.
But this evening, I came home and decided to rebuild my Linux machine. I booted off the CD, made a few choices, and went upstairs for dinner. After the meal, I made a few more choices and wound up with a ready-to-use machine. My total keyboard time investment? About twenty minutes. Try building a Windows machine in twenty minutes.