A difficulty scale for Linux
This arose in the Asahi Linux sub. To answer a question on difficulty I used a 7-point scale. Happy for this group to comment.
The scale is subjective and draws on your own ability and all things you might do on a computer.
It’s called the R-PITAS.
1 no difficulty.
2 subtle or borderline difficulty.
3 mild difficulty.
4 moderate difficulty.
5 marked difficulty, as if difficulty is the thing something people would comment on when describing it.
6 severely difficult, interfering with other computer activities that day.
7 among the most extremely difficult software installs, disruptive to the rest of my life.
Installing Ubuntu from a cd is a 2.
Asahi Linux is a 3.
Installing Arch is a 4, but a 5 if you have yanky BIOS or wifi problem.
Forgetting my Apple password and needing to use my phone to to reset my account so I can download an app for my relative is a 5.
Windows rebooting halfway through my dissertation with an update that obsoletes my laptop is a 6.
Anything to do with printers <Edit: I meant on Windows actually> is a 6.