Re: Normal people don't use Linux
>>"It quite likely has new device variants requiring updated drivers which aren't available in existing distro releases."
This is because M$ has most of the hardware vendors by the short and curly's.
>From the horse's mouth - Linux doesn't support new hardware.
I'm not going to make any analogies on the other end of the horse...
>>"Of course, if you're too much of a muppet to realise any of this, you should stick to buying pre-installed kit."
Nope. That is a true and accurate statement. That's the difference between buying a new car or one that needs a little work to keep running. Most people don't want the challenge/reward of understanding the thing they are using.
>With the above, is it any wonder no one takes Linux seriously?
M$ FUD is why no one takes Linux seriously. Remember the troll that bought the Dell computer preloaded with Windows and then got U.S. National news attention because she could do her college course work? That was all a setup.