Command line. Do everything from the command line. Like, everything.
Customizable to the point you didn’t know anyone wanted that sort of stuff customized. But they do. And it’s not enough for so many.
Easy to learn because it’s just intuitive and consistent the way things work.
It just works, you know? My machine at work just runs and runs and even Eclipse doesn’t slow it down.
It’s open source. l certainly won’t be able to tweak the code but nice that it’s theoretically possible. Nicer still that it’s fate depends not on one person.
But one will feel morally inferior as long as one cannot define, in precise theoretical terms, the difference between an operating system and a kernel. Such is the nature of the beast. But at least l am beginning to rtfm. I’ll let you know how that goes …