Proton is compatible ( for now ) with what like 30-50 games flawlessly ? ( talking platinum rating )
I am not saying it’s a bad thing. It is good but it is limited at the moment.
Most online players are in League of legends, Fortnite and Apex Legends. Neither of which could run under proton right now. All of them will run under VFIO.
I would have to ask what you mean by real pain. While you have to follow way more complicated tutorials it is by no means painful. It takes a few tries and maybe asking in our forum for help to figure it out. And again once set up you are golden everything just works.
Yeah get the biggest titles to release for Linux before it has a userbase and we will speak again on that topic. If my games are not on Linux I will login on Windows to play with friends.
Windows ISO could be downloaded from microsoft for free and paid at a later date. You decide when and if.
Can you check the figures again. Linux has been on those 0.7-0.9% of the userbase in the last 5 years. Proton is soon to make 1 year and Steam has ported over 3k games to Linux. Didn’t drive the % too much did it ?
While your gaming will be on Windows with a VM everything else you do would be on Linux. Just that will improve the society, those people could report OS/Programs/UI bugs and glitches, give ideas for new features and maybe even help with development and documentation. Helping Linux in general to become a better OS.
Linux has to have arguments over Windows for people to switch ( and telemetry is not one of them, most people don’t care about privacy ). And when people cant have the same entertainment as they have in Windows why even switch to Linux in the first place.