Soon, Windows users will be laughing at us for the stupid forced reboots...
Windows doesn't need to reboot more often than for instance Ubuntu for similar reasons. That's some old idea that's not been true for several years now :)
Instead, we are regressing: as #GNOME is switching to #Wayland, it's no longer possible to restart gnome-shell without losing the entire session. In #KDE, it's no longer possible to update kwin_wayland without restarting the session.
Both these these components are much more complex than the X server, and thus more prone to crashing. This is a serious architectural limitation for Wayland and I don't know what could be done about it.
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