Am Montag 17 November 2014, 14:48:35 schrieb S.:
( 'paper-cut' issues)
- Ugly font rendering
Are you willing to pay to license the patented technologies that make font redering prettier?
- Automatic installation of extraneous/unrequested packages, especially
after initial installation.
...dependencies. Any particular examples?
- Crippled packages meant to prevent compatibility with proprietary
see 1). Many currently widespread audio/video codecs are patented.
- Difficult to install multimedia and/or proprietary formats and drivers.
see 1) and 3).
- Breakage of YaST modules.
So basically your list of five paper cuts comes down to one central problem that can't be solved, and that is commonly known as "software patents", and two technical problems that might be solved if there were actual examples for what the problem is.
by the way, where does one find that "latest distrowatch review", google does not know it.