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    A difficulty scale for Linux

    by feeder.visitor0l ·


    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.

    For me:

    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.


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      Windows no longer updates like that.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to A difficulty scale for Linux

      You appear to be working with outdated information. Spend some time to catch up.
      Forgetting passwords is a common issue to all systems. Some won’t let you reset with ease so maybe for those that forget they should write it done and put it in their wallet.

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