My desktop froze up!
After 6 years of steady computing, my desktop froze last night, and forced to reboot. I have been using Linux for longer than that, so it was surprising to see my Linux system freeze a la Windows.
But then I realized my mouse cursor was not moving on the screen, and the mouse computer interface depended on a good working mouse. Alas! I replaced the failing mouse with another one I had in one of the drawers. Bingo! The computer is back to its normal self.
Which reminds me of one thing. Linux users typically enjoy trouble-free computing. No virus to deal with. No annoying downloads imposed on the computer when browsing websites. No freeze-ups caused by faulty software! Linux is truly a relief for some!
If you have an old machine, Linux is OK. If you have anything slightly modern you spend half a day just trying to make it run the desktop at the right resolution.
Linux is great for servers, but as a threat to Windows and Mac desktop it kind of fizzled IMO.