Multiple user profiles on laptops needs some work

We have four laptops, two operating systems and four profiles spread across them, the goal is that everyone has collective ownership and collective use.

Except, the amount of nursemaiding that goes into it is becoming too much. Ubuntu isn’t stable enough for general family usage and Windows, though much more stable, has its own issues.

This morning, my youngest wanted to use our eldest profile on windows, except something had happened to cause it to become locked. No idea what it was but still it happened. I did a hard reset and it’s all working again.

One of the Ubuntu laptops won’t play audio through the headphones, again no idea why.

In some respects collective ownership of computing is hellish and schools and businesses must have a hell of a time.

Computer management, like family management is a constant rush to firefight issues where you have no idea what caused them.