Linux on the desktop will never be as smooth as OSX, have as many programs as Windows. GIMP will never be Photoshop, editing video will never be the same as Windows, games will always run better on the platform that they're written for: Windows. There will always be loudmouth jerks in the community. There are a million reasons not to run Linux or BSD on the desktop, if you disregard freedom and community. I hope that a free desktop can persist if people give up because of the imperfections

@murph There's a lot to unpack here. It is *because* of high market share that free-world-hostile options have poured more resources into non-free software. Shifting the same resources to free sw yields better results b/c reuse trades duplication of effort is traded for more features & quality. Financing non-free sw is like renting instead of owning; the cost is a waste in the long run.

@resist1984 I agree. I'm just frustrated at more and more people leaving (or never joining) the Free software and Linux communities.
Many people seem to set the bar for acceptance very high for Linux and/or Free software, but are quite forgiving of flaws in proprietary systems.
I tend to be more forgiving of community projects, due to not feeling like I contribute enough to really complain about the state of things.

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@murph @resist1984 I remember a comment who someone said in the Hispanic community, he/she said that now there are many people complaining but a lot of less collaborating.

I have seen people who comes to forums demanding support and being so rude, then they are crying on their blogs because people from those forums replied so rude.

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