It won't be long before we have public registries of parents whose kids misbehave in school
Probably not, but I wouldn't be surprised by a registry for teachers who taught kids who misbehave in school and were blamed by the parents for said students behavior.
Always remember: It's the teachers fault. Parents had nothing to do with it.
Interesting, I can install Linux fully configured in less than an hour these days, most of that time is waiting, while it takes me all day to install Windows because I have to hunt for drivers (typically without network support so I need two computers)
Your statement used to be true, it's not any more. Now it's the reverse. I use Linux now BECAUSE my time is valuable, and Linux just works out of the box. Tweaking is completely unnecessary, but remains an option if you are the type that likes that kind of stuff.
And while that would be a major kick in the pants, nothing will boost Linux adoption like an ad campaign. A real one. With, you know, mainstream ads? Television?
"Hi, I'm Linux. You should install me over Windows because..."
Now, if we're going the game route, then it would not be sufficient to simply port a game to Linux. There would have to be an exclusive game, an experience that you can't get anywhere else, otherwise users would simply play said game on their existing platform of choice. Anyone got the millions to fork out for a game + marketing campaign needed to accomplish this?
The 90s called, they want their argument back.
Indeed, and I am currently in the process of calling 2015 in order to demand our memes, catchphrases and business models back. It's such a sad state of affairs that decades can't keep to themselves.