Re: It's all about making it easier...
"Seems distributions that once championed "User Choice" in Linux are now abandoning the community and choice in favor of the corporate customer."
And from desktop environments (Gnome, KDE) to init -> systemd, developers seem to have forgotten in many cases that there are people (both individual and corporate) who use Linux for real work, who need stability to get their jobs done, in favour of the newest "gee-whiz" conceptual "features," many of which have not been requested by the end-users of Linux. The corporate users have the time and resources to retrain their staff to adapt to these gratuitous changes, but not without considerable cost; and private users are left in the dark about what will happen to their systems as the changes are implemented. Gnome and KDE continue to make radical changes to their desktop environments; OpenSUSE surprised us with BtrFS, systemd, and stuff like PulseAudio and the like, and now we hear that Leap will be discontinued, that everything will move to package virtualization, but we don't need to know the details because 'everything will be lovely, lovely by and by...'