mmm, just a topic that struck me recently.... everyone is saying make linux easier, make linux easier... but is it really for the greater good of the linux as a community and an operating system? I'm a newbie user myself, but i see the difference between linux and windows.
If linux becomes so user friendly or easy to use, or idiot-proof like windows, more...less capable people will start using it, thus the separation of linux users and windows users won't be so great anymore.
RIGHT NOW : linux people are knowledgeable people, they know what they're doing, they know their system, etc. by overcoming the installation and setting up stage, which requires some skills, patience and resources, they show that they're capable of using linux. Windows users range from total idiots to expert windows users, which are about ready to advance to linux.
now if linux become idiot-proof and so easy to use,
WOULD BE : what's stopping the "total idiots" from moving to linux and cluttering the community? these include lamers and flamers unseen in these boards. malwares written for linux would be more effective because of their presence. more incentive for the malware developers. there would be more of them, too. basically the ability gap between windows users and linux users would disappear or decrease.
... and stuff. sorry if i sounded offensive
please tell me what you think.