Windows is easier than Linux, they say. I’m gonna tell you the hard truth: Windows is only easier than Linux until it stops working. Then the troubleshooting is A LOT harde and takes more time.
As an example: I was playing a game, then suddenly my dual monitors turn pitch black, and the part of Windows responsible for drawing fancy windows crashed. Not only that, but I was unable to reach the Start menu nor access Ctrl+Alt+Del. My only option was:
- Opening the Task Manager
shutdown /r /t 0in the New Task prompt
- Waiting for the computer to reboot
On Linux I could’ve just logged in on a second VT,
pkill sway and restart my desktop environment in half the time. But the game I was playing doesn’t play along with Wine nor Proton…
Additional issue is the fact that a lot of Windows user-facing system facilities only report cryptic error codes instead of describing what went wrong. Some of the text-based utilities are reporting better errors though, so I prefer using them when I know how.