this topic is more ment for Windows users, stepping over to Linux...
On almost every forum on the internet you see people writing things like: i really like your system but on the other system i can change or adjust this and that. Why can't i do this on your system? or: on the other system i had this functionallity, and can't find it, or is completely missing on your system. can you add this functionallity too?
Well, there is not one operation system that is perfect for everybody. A system that can satisfy the needs of everybody simply does not exist.
Life is a matter of choices, but people are overwhelmed with choices, and most of them can't deal with it. You can see it everywhere around you.
A simple example: there was a time that we made Coffee by hand because we had no choice. Today, you have Senseo, Dolce Gusto, Nespresso, etc. and they all claim to be better than the other ones.
In the beginning you had MsDos, Windows and of course Unix, but Unix wasn;t very popular and most people didn't even knew that Unix exists, and new computers were pre-installed with Windows. so there wasn't really a choice.
These days you have Windows, Mac osX, Unix, BSD, and Linux. Now Linux became more and more popular and people became curious about that "other system"
But as they stepped over from Windows to Linux, they took their old habits with them, and expected Linux to have the same functionallity as Windows, but it doesn't. You can't compare apples with bananas and expect that they taste the same.
Again, people were overwhelmed with choices, because there isn't just one Linux. No, you have hundreds of different Linux Distributions to choose from, and besides that: Windows have only one GUI (Graphical user Interface); on Linux you can choose which GUI: KDE, Gnome, LXDE, Xfce, Enlightenment, fluxbox, etc. They all look different and have their own functionallity that others don't have. It's all about personal taste and making choices.
I can imagine that it's hard for Windows users to choose which Linux distribution they should use, but don't expect it to fit all your needs, because you will be dissapointed and it's simply impossible.
There are millions of people, all with different needs and expectations, and so are operation systems.
For those who can't make a choice; a computer is capable of installing more than one operating system.
it's called multiboot. (see, you ALLWAYS have a choice
Personally, i have a triple boot configuration. I mainly use Sabayon Linux, but while booting, i can also choose to run Windows or Mac osX. Even within Linux, i run virtually 3 other operating systems for testing.
So, if i need to do something that for example Windows can't do, i simply switch over to a system that can.
Maybe it's complicated, but this way i have a computer that fits all my needs...