It's laughable that nerds who spend countless hours installing Linux distros and tweaking and compiling software are overwhelmed by the few steps it takes to virtually eliminate the Metro interface.
If I have paid for it, it should work for me out of the box; the way I want it to. Linux is free, so I don't mind spending hours to tweak it.
Well, Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So one could argue that they can use the work done by Canonical but won't have to pay for it.
And Ubuntu is based on Debian. So one could argue that they can use the work done by Debian but won't have to pay for it?
They are, however, massively useful for what we use them for. I don't mean to be derogatory, however your comment (and it's certainly a popular one around here) seems very much like "I don't understand it, therefore I will make fun of those who use what I don't understand."
Which essentially translates to "I am a fanboy, and I won't listen to anything against Apple"
But others say building a private cloud takes a lot more than just throwing some code on top of a RHEL OS
And somehow those "others" also believe Red Hat to be incapable of doing any more than just throwing some code on top of RHEL?
Others in fact also believe Red Hat to be incapable of doing any more than just throwing some code on top of GNU/Linux.
This somewhat sounds more correct.
NT promised to be a riddance from Unix which it never quite was - more like an attempt to mount a truck body on a car chassis. And that pathetic attempt continues to this day, with Windows 2008.