Re: ChromeOS is a fake linux
Not really the same thing. The app store is a curated experience again.
The choice of the entire OS is a different ball-game, as people simply don't have a frame of reference for the things they need to choose from. Having multiple distros, multiple display managers, etc is something no-one has ordinarily had other than in this specific environment.
When they've bought a PC in the past, it came with an OS with a single desktop type. Or a Mac. Or a tablet. Or a phone.
And those choices then introduce complexity. Why doesn't this app look the same as the other ones, when they choose a GTK based app over a KDE based app etc...
Then throw in configuration. There's millions of configuration choices in Linux. Only a minute fraction are revealed to them via GUIs, and you end up being sent to configuration files to edit text instead. Great for flexibility. Great for freedom. Horrific for user experience.
I've been using Linux since 2000. The basic underlying user experience hasn't changed in that time. The community hasn't changed in that time, with gatekeeping rife still (just look at this article). The only thing that has changed is that some aspects of the system work out of the box, on some devices.