Watch out there. You're drawing an incorrect analogy between Linux and Windows/Mac. Linux is a kernel, not an operating system.
If you asked where to change screen resolution or network settings on Gentoo, Ubuntu, Fedora, or Arch, they all have a single answer. While these answers may not agree with each other, they may be changed by the user if they find that a certain management application offers more comprehensive controls over their settings, or if they are more used to one over the other.
You cannot compare Linux as an operating system.