Fair, justify, what? It’s fair to draw comparisons?
A gratis/free/open source operating system which everyone can contribute to and modify and a million other things
Proprietary operating systems which allows none of the above and that profile’s its users, turns them into products, sells their information and on top of that owns most of the planets computers, because you only get a license, ms owns your machine.
A fair comparison? please It’s not, even remotely comparable
Support takes time, in linux even sometimes in ms10 (proper support anyway) The problem i see with Linux is for example with the 4.15 kernel which provides entry vega support, is that when it’s available and in mainline stable, they might aswell build and release it. Instead they start arguing and ask their users to do it instead…
Thats like i go over to someone and tell them i know a fix for their laptop, a ram replacement. Though there is a catch. You have to do the fix yourself, now who in their right mind (who has no experience with computer internals) would actually go SURE! lemme have at it?
Answer is, if your a goddamn expert in your field and many linux users are, you should probably just make the goddamn build, instead of arguing about it. So users can USE your distrobution, instead of asking users that came to your distrobution, in the first place because of ease of use and beginner friendliness.