> Do you honestly think, if Linux was superior to Windows in all the right ways, it would have achieved something better than single digits in terms of desktop usage?
Mostly it's about apps. Windows hugely wins on apps. Since windows has the huge majority of market share, everybody writes apps for windows. Nobody runs a PC just to run the OS.
> The issue of use goes further ahead than just clicking an icon. What if you try to go to a web site with a particular Flash widget you want to use, but it fails to work because it requires at least Flash 13 and the main Linux Flash plugin was abandoned at Flash 11? Yes, this is a problem at times that does occur. Maybe not for you, but it has for me and my wife.
> Or what about if you can't print in borderless mode because the people who made the printer drivers for your printer in Linux didn't add a GUI option for it?
Minor annoyance. Windows has tons of them.
> In Windows 8 the desktop is still there, the desktop conventions are still there.
Windows 8 is completely different, and it sucks. That is not just my opinion. Sales have been in the toilet, even with MS trying to force it on everybody.
> You can find Windows admins a dime a dozen, and with that selection on offer it's easy to pick the good ones as well. I don't know ANYONE who uses Linux as a primary desktop operating system, much less admins available.
Sorry about your ignorance. I used Linux desktop at my last job - a contract job at IBM. I know lots of people who use Linux desktop.
> Why must we keep explaining this? Can't you just accept Linux, on the desktop, has deficiencies?
And Windows doesn't? You MS shills just keep parroting the same crap you did ten years ago. "Linux is sooooo hard to use" etc. Ten years ago, maybe you had something of a point. Lots has changed since then. Desktop Linux has become much better, and windows has gotten much worse.
> Not all of those are of its doing, but rather Microsoft's dominance, but they do add up to make it less desirable than Windows for most people regardless. Just accept this as a fact of life and fucking MOVE ON already.
WTF are you posting about? I was asking what is hard to use about Linux. In Linux you launch your apps, and close your apps, in very much the same way as has been traditionally done in Windows, or MacOS. You MS shills constantly blather on about Linux being so difficult, as you have to be a software engineer to use Linux. But you cannot really defend your silly memes.