I see posts around the web all the time complaining about arbitrary things like passwords for software installation, repo use, complaints about stuff like facial recognition not being on the Librem 5. (Yes. You read that correctly.) Among other things. Here's what I can't understand. When I wanted to move to Linux, (or GNU/Linux, if we want to do the "proper name") I did my research and understood that generally, Linux distros are privacy and security focused software and are fundamentally different from other systems. I explored the community, found Manjaro, fell in love.
It was hard at first, but I stuck with it. And here's the thing, at no point in my journey did I request the system behave like Windows or something else. I took the advice and guidance I got to heart, and now I have two stable Manjaro machines. People who come to Linux and then complain about how Linux isn't like their old platform drive me insane. I can understand things like criticizing your distro for lack of software or poor maintenance, but when I see things like "OMG why can't I just turn on automatic updates?" my head explodes. Because that would defeat the purpose of GNU/Linux. It's here to be different from other systems* and respect user choice. Unlike most other systems. (With stuff like auto-update, you get things like forced restarts, or my personal favorite in Sony's case, turning off the network until you install your update.)
TL,DR: What makes Linux special is that it is fundamentally different from other systems. That's why most Linux users came to it. I don't understand why people come to Linux just to complain about it. If you complained as much to your old platform they might fix what was bothering you!
End of rant.
- To clarify, I am not stating that GNU/Linux is meant to be a competitor for any other OS. Rather, it is different fundamentally.