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And now you know why I use a Mac. :)

Unix is there, if I want it and thank the gods there are package managers.

Imagine the amount of hacks and abstractions that go into making a GUI work on top of UNIX. the complication is compounded, it is easier for the end user (for some tasks not all) but the complexity he is talking about isn't solved by fancy widgets.

It depends what kind of user you are. Few user require fussing around with D-Bus etc..

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