>I can't stand the superiority complex that so many neckbeards seem to have about using Linux
It's probably insecurity. They know linux has very few games and professional software written for it, but to them it doesn't matter. Because it's more important to be able to dismantle your entire OS like a clock radio than it is to do actual work, apparently... Quite a shame really, because their autism could come in very handy in familiarizing windows users with linux. It's not like linux distros are maintained by major companies with dedicated tech support to help end users use the OS.
My nigga. I tried a player called "DeaDBeeF" which is supposed to be the equivalent of foobar2000 on linux. It's equally customizable and it can read and write replaygain data, all is great. However when I tried writing replaygain data it completely corrupts the file. This may be a windows-only issue since I was using one of the "unofficial" windows builds, but I can't know for sure unless I try the linux version... Just leaving this here in case you wanna try it.
>Where you have the "user" who is treated like an idiot and you can just use what's in your home directory, and that's separate from the 'root' user.
Yes that is indeed a major hindrance. From my (rather limited) reading I found that this is because 'root' will absolutely let you brick the OS, while 'user' is locked-down to the point you can't even install some software. Again, no middle ground... I think you can just default to root all the time, but then you risk accidentally bricking the OS.
>if it were up to me, every program should install into it's own separate folder in a Programs folder. no app data junk either.
You should meet "portable apps", it's a website that repackages (free) programs in a way that they install completely into one directory only. No appdata, no registry, no start menu / desktop shortcuts, and of course no launch at startup.
The concept of a "portable app" in general is widespread within developers, and hackers, of windows software. You have devs making portable versions of their own software, or making it only portable. And you have hackers who crack paid software and tweak it to become portable, so you could have something like portable Photoshop!
Looking into that now, and I think this might be exactly what we both want. There's a live image so I might download that later and give it a spin.
>seems like a bit of a kludge in the end IMO. compared to just using it normally.
I think it would just be easier to use a VM. I already have VirtualBox on windows, running an older windows, and it works well for older games and programs. I heard qemu is basically the same, but geared more towards advanced users who want to emulate specific hardware and/or do gpu passthrough. So probably more suited for modern software as well.
>I never did like how Windows had "libraries" like My Documents and stuff like that. Just let me see the actual directories.
Completely agree. And I like the directory system you proposed, it's basically like windows, but more organized and self-contained. And physical disks should absolutely be represented separately.
>And honestly I would like to do away with the idea of "users"
It's just a standard at this point, but I think it's a good standard. Even as the sole user of a PC, I sometimes make a guest account which has limited privileges, to test out if certain things will work as they do on admin accounts.
>And he still tried to argue the command line is faster for these things
That's absurd. Do linux autists just have a fetish for the command line? They even have freaking music/video players that run entirely in
the command line, that's way too much.
>when I told them that the computer they used to make their post was designed by an engineer using a CAD package on a Windows computer they just sperged out at me
Hilarious. He should build his own PC parts, then assemble said parts into a computer, then install an OS of which he read every line of code. Now that's
the true libre experience!