I totally understand what you are saying. Regarding the small sized text, I have been dealing with that every since I started using Linux. So many apps refuse to abide by the system settings for font type and size. And most apps don't let you change the fonts within the.
Perfect example is Steam, can't read nothing in it without using the zoom function in accessibility. I also have issues seeing things in Kdenlive and Gimp, but I just deal with it because there is no better way. Like I said, if I really have to, I'll use my shortcut keys and zoom in on it.
I know what your going to say though, we shouldn't have to do that. Yes, I know your right, but it is what it is. You come from the Windows experience and you expect Linux to be as good. That is not a totally unfair assumption, given how long Linux has been around.
Part of the issue is, developers don't take Linux seriously and they never have. They refuse to code software and games for Linux, except the mighty few like Valve, who are a commercial organization. What we need is for the Microsoft and Apple exclusivity BS to end.
We need more commercial companies to take Linux seriously, so that Linux can get better. Cause right now, the only people coding for Linux are hobby'st programmers. Like those who made Gimp, Kdenlive, and lots of other apps.
I do agree with Kedric though, that one of the truly wonderful things about Linux, is it gives you the choice to choose what you want. The OS doesn't do it for you. Those who use Windows are used to buying software and installing it. You only got one choice, EXE file, which BTW, is how you get virus's.
Because of stuff like that, Microsoft claims that the reason why they made a huge change to the way you buy, download, and install software in Windows 10, forcing you to use the Microsoft store, was to combat against virus's from untrusted 3rd party sources.
But you know the beauty of what you don't get on Linux? Virus's. Oh sure, a Windows virus might get on your machine if your installing software made for Windows in Wine. But a virus coded for Windows, can't do anything on Linux because of the way the file system was designed, and they are easier to remove because of that too.
Software downloads from repo's and installations require your admin password, it prevents things like virus's or malware from being able to install itself without you knowing about it. Remember how easy it was to get a Trojan on Windows just by visiting a site? That can't happen on Linux.
Truth is, while things in Linux generally moves at a snails pace towards improvement, in comparison, things are getting much worse with Windows. The last awesome Windows OS was Windows7, it was very well made, and was practically just a newer OS extension of Windows XP, which was also a truly awesome OS.
But what I am seeing now from Microsoft leaves much to be desired, and much to throw out. What they did with the mandatory installation of telemetry in Windows 10 was inexcusable! If Microsoft tried to pull that in the 90's, our government would have shut them down. But our politicians are bought and paid for now, and won't shutdown their monopoly.
So just when I thought it wasn't going to get much worse for Windows users, oh boy was I wrong in that assumption. Then comes all the talk of the facts about Windows11. Oh you know, the OS Microsoft claim you didn't need, cause Windows10 was supposed to be the be all end all of OS's?
So why do they feel the need to release another OS then? Not only does it show that they are a bunch of freaking liars, every last one of them, but it also tells me that they weren't able to screw enough people over in Windows10. With all the new hardware and TPM based requirements of Windows11, I feel something more sinister a brewing.
Sure, they can claim all day that the new requirements are all for security reasons. Boy do I laugh my butt off, security reasons ha? Well, I tell ya one, I wouldn't feel safe and secure with MS sniffing up my rear behind in everything that I do. And I bet one of the new features of Windows11 is going to be, to lock you into that telemtry.
They finally admitted that Linux was better then the garbage they were pushing on everyone. So apparantly, word is, they based their new system off of Linux, thats right, at the center of the dang OS is Linux. But not just Linux, with all their greedy monopolistic garbage added to it to screw the user over.
And like I said, I bet you can't get out of that telemetry, they are gonna lock it on so tight, you'll never be able to shut it off. About the only choice you'll have with that OS installed, is to keep the computer off the net. But not even that will work, cause I heard you need an internet connection just to install and setup the pig.
So, I agree with you, Linux most certainly has its issues, I personally have some issues with it. But when you truly compare Linux with Windows, it is very clear that Linux comes out the winner here. I will always prefer Linux over them. And truth is, Apple aint much better then MS these days either, so screw modern Apple too.
Hopefully this helps put things in perspective for ya.