Anonymous 05/17/2022 (Tue) 13:28:42 No.15051 del
>And you're telling me you can't afford a $200 PC from the past 5 years that will run it seamlessly
There is no such thing as free RAM. If you don't use your RAM, it's used for disk cache or may help you in future with holding more software. I've been working with 2+ simultaneous VMs and other memory hungry software (just like parallel/ultra quality compressors), that's why I use my customised Linux installation that gets like 200-300 megabytes of memory (with all the daemons and graphics) on startup instead of MS bloatware that typically eats 1+ GB of RAM nowadays with much less trim down options. While Ubuntu kids who use Electron software squeal for their RAM and ask for more swap, I have all the RAM i can need on every resource-constrained environment I get into.

>Have you anything to hide?
Sure, I live in an authoritarian country (come to Russia, China or anything alike, I dare you) that's gonna go full totalitarian any moment. Even if I did live in a free country, a very slim attack surface is a very handy thing. Besides, everyone has their dirty little secrets. Or not so dirty, like that email recovery question or a credit card security code.
>You're already being watched with facial recognition, Low-Earth orbit imagery satellites, and backbone-level deep-packet inspection.
As long as they can't see my thoughts, it's not a reason to give up all the privacy.

>Sure, but now its quite stable
And that's why every nonliteral Windows user asks me to unfuck their PCs fucked up with clogged autorun, lots of shitty Chrome extensions, to make their alt-shift keyboard layout changing combination work with both alts, to unfuck their games not starting and showing cryptic errors due to missing libraries or some other shit and the list goes on and on ending with missing drivers on a typical fresh Windows install. Who could imagine?

>Linux, on the other hand, presents you with hours of work
Not quite. Every 'work' a casual user would need is to install a non-free driver if the free one's not the thing they want. Or doing the intial customization to suit the needs (which can be eeasily automated by literally copying the dotfiles or /etc/ configuration). And no unfucking routines like these you have on Windows.

>You're paying for consistent updates and almost full support for any and every application in existence.
Show me my bills for Linux then.

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