Actually, I quote you directly.
What, exactly IS the difference between “easy” and “VERY easy”? The concept of it being ‘easy’ is not good enough? It must be VERY easy? Is there a price to be paid for that? Does that price make me uncomfortable?
What if I told you that you are making me uncomfortable with your repeated mocking of the length of some of my posts? When I took the time to try to help you, you mocked how long the post was?
What if I told you that it makes me uncomfortable that we must constantly address that a lack of familiarity with a system means that the user must learn how to make the unfamiliar into familiar with learning? Does it make me uncomfortable to repeatedly need to address that using the terminal is, in fact, easy? You do not get to claim that that is “mocking.”
Linux is a Developed Operating System and what you refer to as 'Noobs" migrate to it and they routinely learn how to use it.
But it is standard that a new user must be willing to learn how to use the tools instead of expecting or requiring that the tools be simplified and adapted to that user who is unwilling to learn.
And if we do not address it and speak up… Then what happens? Well… it already is happening: Snap. Flatpack. We Must Speak Up. And yes, it means that sometimes, I am not always perfectly calm. Because it is deeply affecting so many users. You are a long time user of 29 years, so you know what the feeling is.
Many, many users join the forums and express a willingness to learn.
This forum is in place to help users to Learn and to get Help with troubleshooting and problem solving. Not to constantly rebut claims about how Zorin OS makes using Linux Hard for a person unwilling to use the provided tools.
I am not a representative of Zorin OS. But as a member, I speak as a representative of all users of all distros. And as such, I make the reminder and I will continue to make the reminder: A visitor does not get to walk into our home and change the furniture to suit themselves.
I do understand that changing an operating system and learning a lot of new things is trying. I said so above - I am a noob.
However, the user must accept that learning is part of the deal when they accept the operating system instead of repeatedly suggesting that the operating system must be made Very Easy to suit them. You are not talking about bugs and glitches, here. You are talking about the Software Installations that while easy, are not being easy enough for you.
sudo snap install ______
sudo apt-get install ______