Re: ChromeOS is a fake linux
Oh? I started my new Dell PC a couple of years ago. It set up encryption for the drive, upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11, rebooted - and asked me for the encryption key.
What encryption key?
To their credit, Dell people spent two hours on the phone with me trying to break into my new computer. We went to the Microsoft website to recover the key, for example: It literally said "There's nothing for you here". (Who writes Microsoft's error messages?)
Finally they gave up and provided a phone number at Microsoft, but that person just wanted my credit card number before they could help me. I think not.
Just me? Nope. One of my students at university asked for my help. He had bought a Dell computer and it had encrypted the drive and upgraded to Windows 11, too, locking him out. I told him to return it to the local store as defective.
Just Dell? Nope. The university computer I was given came with a one-time login to allow me to set up a local boot password. However, Windows grabbed control as soon as I entered my credentials to install mandatory patches and then rebooted, giving me no opportunity to set a boot password!
Am I just unlucky? Perhaps. But I believe the real culprit is that people tolerate Windows because it's all they have used. They assume all desktops are like that, and since it runs the applications they learned early on, they stick with it. Or as many people I know like my brother who can get away with it, just switch to iPhone only.
Just my $0.02 - but I've paid far more than that in my dues! :/