Sometimes, I find it amazing on how stable things are in distributions. I don't consider myself to be all knowledgeable in GNU/Linux, but I do miss the days where you had to pin down those weird behaviors and fiddle with the configuration files. I certainly don't miss the Desktop Environment fights with the usual zealots that kept trashing people who used GNOME/KDE/etc and despised new people for touching their beloved distribution. It's been a hell of a road. I still remember when Ubuntu was first released, or my first time with Mandriva/RedHat/Gentoo/etc back in 1998, 1999, etc (mind you, I'm not that old!). I still think Ubuntu created a lot of awareness and it was beneficial in its own way. Eh, let's leave that for another time though. I think over the years GNU/Linux taught me in my field that there's always a way to get things working even if everything is failing. No, seriously. I know it's always touted that it's rock-solid stable, but when you introduce a normal desktop environments, and lots of applications. There's a high chance that one of those applications may be buggy. Like trying to install NVIDIA drivers in the old days... seeing X crashing... X crashes were quite something and I so don't miss them at all. (I even had kernel panics, those were never fun!) Regardless, there was always a way to fix things. Sometimes I wonder if we are just masochists hahaha because if you consider the time spent building our ideal environment versus just installing Microsoft Windows, then yea some folks would say we are darn crazy. I've grown to be obsessed in fixing issues. Not only in my OS, but also when I program. Whenever I see a bug or odd behavior I must seek what made it tick that way, how does it work, why did it behave that way? And GNU/Linux enabled me to continue searching because it gave me all the tools to seek the answer to satisfy that area. But ah well, enough about that. I don't want to bore you with the old stuff. I'm sure you old timers have more to say than me I like GNU/Linux because it enables me to become creative. The ability of having something powerful, functional and usable like the terminal opens new doors. Being able to do shell scripting to automate tasks, or program new functionality in Dolphin File Manager reeks of innovation. Not to mention that it's easier to set up your development area (hello, virtualenv) or set up a webserver with NGINX/PHP/MySQL or MongoDB, whichever ticks your fancy. I can't but to feel excited at the new stuff that keeps us glued together as a community. So yea, why do you like GNU/Linux?