I’d like the Debian community and developers to decide if we want Debian to be a Linux (Geek) Users' distro, or a contender for the desktop market.
If people want popularity, the marketing division needs to start working with suppliers to get preinstalled Debian laptops/desktops in shops/online aka system76 (Ubuntu)
If people don’t want popularity, leave it as it is, as a community driven Linux distro for those who like it as it is.
Personally I am more than happy with Debian as it is, both personally and at work providing Debian server solutions for large companies.
I would love to see Debian preinstalled laptops/desktops available at my local computer store, in fact ANY Linux distro, just to get it out there.
There are a couple of mindsets, one says, “hey, if you can’t burn an iso and read documentation to install the distro, read wikis to learn how to use it ect, then sorry, Linux isn’t for you” (Not my opinion by the way).
Then there is the “If we want people to use/buy Linux computers, we have to at least understand that 95% of the general public are not geeks/IT admins/students, and can’t be bothered to install and learn complete OS”
So, make it easier, or just leave it, but don’t keep complaining that Mac and Windows have the desktop market covered.
That’s what I want, a goal, from the Debian users and Developers. Either Just another distro or The distro.