...practice what you preach, with regard to reading comprehension. Nowhere in my post did I suggest the last time you used Linux was 20 years ago. But I really didn't come here to argue semantics. What I'm saying is that NO OS has the level of convergence that you are asking for - a point to which you agree. Microsoft tried many years ago with Windows CE; but despite the evolutions it has made, WinCE is still not a seamless part of the Windows family.
As for Linux: I'm waiting to see what Unity brings to the table in terms of multi-platform convergence. So far, it looks pretty promising, though it appears to be scaled more for tablets than phones. Time will tell there. But as for simplicity, how much more simple can things like application installation can things get? Look at Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10. An apt repository already makes the process of finding and installing applications stunningly simple, but Ubuntu's Software Manager makes it so simple even a newbie can't screw it up. Want an app? Just open the Software Manager, find what you want, click "Install", and wait for Software Manager to do its magic. Does Windows have such an "app store" or simple means of finding and installing software? I don't think so.
While "reading with comprehension", you may wish to take note that, when I referenced Linux's simplicity, it was from the user's point of view. You find. You point. You click. Gnome and KDE use all the same point-and-click and keyboard shortcut paradigms that Windows and Mac uses. The only difference is in where things are located - and a savvy administrator can address even THAT problem. This does NOT mean I am calling Linux "simple". As I stated, from an administrative point of view, Linux is still horribly complex. But, we're not talking about administrators here; just users.
But since you were "reading with comprehension", you already knew that.
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