So when I was initially moving from Windows to Linux, Stability was a point that kept being brought up... users saying that Linux is very stable, it almost never breaks down, etc. But my experience has been somewhat questionable.
I'll start this by saying that I exclusively used Windows on all of my Computers for more than 12 years and throughout this 12 years, I only reinstalled Windows a total of 5 or 6 times.
I am now a Linux user for less than a year and I already had to reinstall Linux 7 or 8 times (only on my personal machine).
I am not really judging the stability based on my number of re-installs but I noticed that this is the case for others too and it's a thought I can't get rid of.
But before going any further I want to say that this number of re-installs is definitely encouraged by the significantly easier and quicker installation process of an average Linux distro (for example Zorin) in contrast to Windows, and also the fact that I'm a relatively new user. There are probably other factors such as distro-hopping, Straitjacketed Windows design, and more contributing to this phenomena.
So my question is, what are the reasons that desktop Linux operating systems are so prone to breaking down and making the user to re-install? And more importantly, what could be done to avoid debacles and subsequently re-installs?
Have you also encountered similar situations/thoughts?
I'm curious to know if I'm the only one thinking this way or if others feel the same too.