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But serious gamers never bothered to go through all that work. Ubuntu, Steam, and others are working hard on making gaming not only possible, but decent on Linux. Developers need money to eat, and with a few notable exceptions, Linux and Linux software doesn’t provide it.Unfortunately though, it still has a way to go before contending with Windows. With their money and will, Microsoft had about 1000 highly skilled developers working full-time on Windows 7.A few days ago I talked about why you should try Linux.Today, to the chagrin of Linux fanboys everywhere, I will explore the other side of the issue with 11 reasons the average desktop user would want to avoid Linux. In no particular order, here are 11 reasons Linux sucks. Sure, once you are familiar with Linux and its idiosyncrasies, it’s not hard to use. As with several of the upcoming entries, this problem isn’t as severe as it was a few years ago.Once you start getting out of servers, supercomputers, or strictly generic web surfing desktops, the software choices are poor at best. There were a few open source games that, while fun, were nothing compared to the Call of Dutys, Battlefields, Skyrims, and Grand Theft Autos of the day.Yes, there were a handful of people that they got their game working on Wine by spending 3 days configuring it and accepting defeat on certain features. Let’s put aside the moral, ethical, and philosophical aspect (I’ll get to that in a minute), and deal strictly in reality.Each served a distinct purpose and catered to a specific audience.
Linux distributions often make radical changes that break or change things you used to do with your computer. This is one of the few entries in the list that is getting worse, not better.If you are unable, or unwilling, to learn and work through Linux’s complexities, you may want to avoid Linux. It’s difficult to pinpoint this exactly, but relatively speaking, it is safe to say not many.Problems you encounter are your responsibility to fix.There are now a handful of distributions that work straight out of the box for most people, and setting them up is only slightly more difficult than a recent copy of Windows.But even with those improvements, new users must, at least, sift through all the available distributions to find the easy ones, learn how to download the right install image, learn to burn the image to a disc or create a bootable USB thumb drive, get to the install portion, and decipher what each prompt is asking.