wastingtimewithforums, package management is a legit reason on why Linux is better. One of my biggest pet peeves about Windows is how many apps essentially roll their own package management, and you have multiple "software updaters" running and bothering you. It's f*cking annoying. Apple and Adobe are especially bad, but it's not the point. It's not the right way of doing software lifecycle management. It's completely idiotic actually.
I am not against package management. I am saying that all this stuff tuxers threw around back in the day didn't matter a thing when it came to displace Windows.
Entrenchment of win32, familiarity with Windows and the huge investments into the ecosystem was the barrier that the freetards weren't able to tear down with their gimmicks (and package-managers are gimmicks in the grand scheme of things compared to the things Windows had)
Metrotards are doing the same mistakes the Linuxers did. WinRT and "metro" are gnome and yast.
No one important is going to ditch Windows (win32, w95-like GUI etc.) for this, because the cost is just too high doing it. And the fart-app addicted will stay on their smart phones or will just continue to use the web offerings of Angry Birds.
It's funny that Microsoft itself became the carbon-copy of the tards of the past though. It's not the new APIs that are the hillarious thing (MS has a bazillion of them anyway) but Microsoft's repeated declarations that everything until metro/modern/winrt/ua/uwp/wtf is legacy and dead and what not is the funniest thing I've seen in IT for ages. It beats Stallman's foot fetish by a wide margin.
I am religiously anti-tard.
Maybe Linux would have been successful at displacing Windows if the community weren't so batshit insane back in the day.
The "Linux-community" (not neccessarily open source as a whole) was almost a hate-movement at certain times and full of loons. Google and others were able to tame them finally though and productive things started to happen (Android).
But anyway, that's ancient history now. Metrotards are far more insane today than the freetards - some of the guys on Neowin during the W8-buzz could have filled up the legendary "COLA" Linux newsgroup with ease with their loon.