I had to install Ubuntu on an old laptop for work the other day. It’s been at least ten years since I installed or even used any flavor of Linux. The installation experience was mildly frustrating–a combination of having to hunt down a USB stick and then muck about in BIOS configuration–but otherwise went fine.
Now it is up and running and is… okay?
I used to be really into this whole thing–always trying out new distros, spending tons of time on ubuntuforums.org and linuxquestions.org tracking down answer to all of the weird problems and issues I ran into. Then I got kind of tired of all of that and moved away from it.
Now I mostly want stuff that just works; I’m not interested in fiddling around with things to get them just how I like them, or trying to figure why something doesn’t work.
None of this is intended as a criticism of Linux or Ubuntu. I just feel like it’s not for me anymore.