@Terrificli -- Red Hat and its derivatives aren't the only Linux distributions that have simplified installing files. In the Ubuntu world, for example, methods have been developed to make installing applications easy, too.
In the case of Ubuntu and a lot of Linux distros, that problem has also been addressed by bundling the operating system with a lot of applications that most users want (office suites, graphics suites, music players, WINE for running some Windows apps, etc.). You just install the Linux distro you want and most of the apps you need are already in place and ready to go.
Most Linux distros also come with a built in store -- simply launch it, search for the file you want, click a button and the thing downloads and installs.