5 Standard Pieces of Linux Software Concepts that NEED to Eithier Be Exterminated or Re-Imagined

    We here at Fivnex are building what we do because we finally broke when shit just didn't work. Linux has many pros and cons, and even though we much prefer Linux to Windows or MacOS, it's just about time for us to speak. In it's current state, Linux systems are both the most powerful, and worst operating systems on the market. Now sure, Windows 10 and MacOS have issues, but we didn't have to be like this. Linux screwed itself over, which is why we are here. 

     Fivnex has 5 complaints for the overall Linux community to share and understand. These are the issues we see plaguing the community, and while you can feel free to disagree, these are issues we have as Linux lovers, and our friends have as Windows and MacOS users. These are real issues killing the growth of Linux, and we will give you why, and what to do. We kept it to 5 because I got lazy.

GUI-Based Package Management Systems (A.K.A. Software Stores/Centers)

    Oh howdy the first real issue we mention is a staple of why "Linux is better" to many people. While none are half-as-bad as the Windows Store, a literal garbage fire of UI/UX breaking, functionally useless, with broken security trash, software centers on Linux are still god-awful.

    "Oh, you're just pulling complaints out of your ass, I see." We aren't. The GUI package management systems, software stores, software centers, whatever you want to call them, are bad. I have multiple friends who tried to switch to Linux and of their main complaints, this one was the most consistent issue of them all. How "modern" versions of this system work is that they are a website, that:
  1. Manually downloads the software
  2. Manually compiles the software
  3. Manually asks for the SUDO password

This is stupid. No setup could be worse if we tried. While most major app stores act like this, it is kind of stupid when you can load up a simple command line, type a couple words in a shell script, make the shell script a GIST, then run it on each new OS install... why would we even need a system like this? Well, beginners... except from our standpoint the designs of these UI's are far from beginner level. While many things on Linux are beginner, you might have seen a huge amount of replies come from ArisAnywhere's Twitter the night before I left to do an endoscopy. In one of those threads, software installation came up, and many might notice I never once advertised the use of Linux software centers. The software centers are insulting, a joke. Can we fix it? Of course, it's not a damn difficult fix. Later we will get into the use of UPM2, but that tool used with some easy QT, GTK, or even Webapp setup can make a fast, speedy, and functional app store for ALL developers. They upload a couple items, the software installation is given to the damn package managers we keep making such a fuss about, and BOOM, all is good in the world.

    Simple fix, but one I don't see implemented and it does hurt Linux for how bad software installation is graphically.

Snap packages

    Now that half our readers are down in the comments complaining about "how this is a stupid point" without reading it, let's have a one-on-one. Snap packages need to be exterminated, shut down, or at least away from the public face. You may have heard many millions of Linux users say one argument for or against Snap packages, but I doubt this one ever crossed the minds of anyone.

    Beginners fucking hate Snaps. Beginners, especially ones who came to me wanting to use Ubuntu, said that "this is a good system, but can we remove that Snapcraft thingy, I don't like it." HMM strange isn't it? Beginners actually do care how they get their software eh? Well they do, and here are a few quotes from friends of mine, whom won't be named for privacy reasons:

  • "This is a good OS, but that SnapStore really is the reason I will stick with Windows for now. I will come back to Linux when it is gone" - Using Ubuntu.
  • "I don't see why my stupid applications don't fucking work, what r----d thought Linux applications should be this damn slow and not follow the damn theme of the system." - Using Ubuntu
  • "Why the hell did you lie to me? I thought my system was customizable." - Using Ubuntu. They think I am an idiot now, thanks Snap for ruining friendships.
  • "You told me about Linux Mint and how they had controversy from removing this Snap crap, remember? Can we use that instead." - Using Ubuntu (at the time).
  • "I knew you were an ignorant fa--ot when you told me the power of Linux. Why the hell are my themes not working on this app?" - Using Ubuntu, now is a Mint user surprisingly enough. They also apologized for the homophobic slang.

I have more friends whom complained about theming, but I thought a solid five worked well. Though with theming alone, not enough to say it's all bad. So here is the full list of complaints:

  • Slow applications
  • Buggy applications
  • Bloated applications
  • Security concerns
  • Privacy concerns
  • Wanting to modify applications
  • Broken packages
This is just to name a few issues. Snaps need to just go.

Gnars/Gnukkits

    Gnar, noun: Person who tries to force the idea of open-source on everyone, and removing freedom of user choice. 
    Gnukkit, noun: Similar to Gnars, but who spread misinformation, and insults people for using proprietary software. 

    No need to really explain. These people cause a severe toxic sphere in the Linux community. While sometimes their points are valid, like the Linux Foundation not using Linux in order to change the standardization of Linux, AND not really focusing on Linux but being more "open-source in general," is hypocritical when using Adobe and MacOS, neither are Open-Source or Linux (or Unix/BSD/Illumos for that matter). It still is an issue with Gnars and Gnukkits.

Fuck Reading The Manual, "RTFM" = Elitist Trash

    Far too often do we see the saying "RTFM is not a valid reply to a question." We more or less disagree. While being disrespectful and vague is bad, the manual should always be taught as the "go-to" fix to an issue. Honestly, why make MAN pages, or the much more powerful utility WOMAN pages, documentation, or manuals in the first place if experimentation and asking questions is the way people get information? "Oh but people wouldn't be able to answer questions without the manual," then why the hell do we disregard the manual?  The situation has gotten so stupidly bad that people have over 200 fixes, and all but 5 work, on something that if people go into the stupid manual, they would actually be able to get things to work. It doesn't even affect specific apps, it hurts EVERYONE. Some manuals who have dependencies use information that is not supported by the manuals, causing confusion and difficulty for everyone. 

Distributions.

    "Oh, this actually masterful, carefully crafted, innovated OS? Yeah just toss it in with Ubuntu, Pop!_OS, Linux Mint, Arch, Gentoo, and the one billion distros that do nothing new." Listen, no matter what you want to say, it's insulting of a title. Of the over two thousand "distributions" of Linux, which almost none are making innovations. Just saying, never call Arisblu, Arisred, Arisblack, or any other edition of the Aris* system a "distro" or "distribution."

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