I've hated computers a little bit less ever since I stopped caring about Windows 11
As you guys may know, I have a burning hatred for Windows 11. I don't think there's ever been another UI that feels like such an insult to the userbase, and there's just no excuse for the artificial hardware limits. However, I've decided to stop pretending that this is somehow going to affect me, because I don't think I'll ever actually use the OS.
Ever since I found out about this, I vowed that I'd become like one of those people who still uses Windows 7 in 2022, only I'd be using Windows 10 and 8.1 instead and the year would likely be 2027. It then came to my attention that I'd be making myself far less secure than I would if I just switched to Linux at the end of Windows 10's lifespan. Assuming Linux distros actually implement some of the minor features that are annoyingly not present right now (changing your scroll speed, for example) by 2025, it'll be the perfect solution to the problem. If they don't, then it'll be pretty damn close to perfect, and still the right option for me. I already have a bit of a preference towards Linux Mint (especially because it has an ecosystem of Vista-style Desktop Gadgets) so that's pretty much the ideal option for what I'm looking for.
Do I need to care about Windows 11 not allowing me to rearrange my system tray when I've got a good operating system to use for now? Absolutely not, especially since I'll eventually be switching to an OS with an interface I'd argue might be even better. For the first time ever, I'm actually hopeful about something related to tech...