I am starting some contracting work which involves Unix development, so I fired up a virtual machine and installed Fedora Core 12 on it. What I learned is that I don’t want to hear any more Unichs tell me how lousy Dark Empire software is because you have to download so many patches. For FC12, it was 647 patches out of the box. Better yet, the graphical user interface in the base operating system release has a bug where it can get wedged and never download another patch.
Yes, everything has its little problems, but I think that the differences between various operating systems are a lot smaller than many like to admit.