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Comment Re:Obligatory Linux evangelism (Score 1) 294

But everytime I'm having problems with drivers or software and I end up in the commandline entering strange complex commands which I do not want to learn nor should have to learn.

Which is a pointless argument here. This is a retirement community. These people have not used computers their whole life. Given that the OP is asking advice on administering the machines, I'm guessing the end user will not have to worry about drivers or software.


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