Not a lack of understanding just frustration.
From my first experience with linux (and it just happen to be redhat 5.1) it looked good and
everything seemed to work, but when I really wanted to do something there would be the odd bug
that would stop me doing it. The solution was to upgrade, upgrade the app but when I tried,
that the old problem of dependency hell ( now I know that has changed with yum ). Ok
mandrake had a slightly newer version so I installed that. Great that worked - oh no some
other app now has a different bug so that means upgrade or down grade. dependency hell again.
Suse same again. Debian same again. Either upgrade to testing and then again risk slightly
different bugs in different places. (I know in debian you can mix stable and testing but it
practice it is pretty much a dist upgrade.)
Nothing has changed. I do happen to use debian stable as much as possible because of security
updates and the amount of packages. But even now if I click 3 times with my mouse in amarock
it takes the whole system down needing a hard reset.
So although things have progressed, for me nothing has changed. Honestly I cannot believe any
other person who uses linux for more than 12 months has not been in that same position. Well
certainly a home/multimedia user. To me its an obvious problem.
Surly I am not the only person who thinks this?