Re: How is this a Linux issue?
"try running it as a user and see just how easy that is"
Been using Windows NT and its successors with an ordinary account since version 3.1. No harder than Linux. (Specifically, you or someone friendly needs to have an administrative account for occasional use, like installing software or working around the incompetence of (mainly Microsoft) developers who *themselves* ran as admin and so don't know how shit their product is. That apart, the OS works fine. Never understood why MS have "pants down, bent over" as the OOBE.)