Today from PCWorld: http://www.pcworld.com/article/164205/why_people_quit_linux.html Some guy wrote a list of the Top 7 Reasons People Quit Linux. Personally, I think that lists like this are, by themselves, one of the reason people quit Linux. We have a great deal of readers that are Linux users and weve even spent some time with Linux ourselves. We find that people usually respond to Linux help better when people arent making fun of you the whole way. OMG!!! Really? Yup. The wording in that alone sums up what many people have found in the linux community or lack there of. You are in insider or a NOOB, ubuntu forums and a FEW other placed are tolerant of non linux users asking simple questions but it seems like few. Windows and Mac OS are designed for Desktop use, Linux is missing the design part, it is a collection of projects that provide similar desktop functions to Windows and Mac OS but hardly offer a unified desktop experience. I admit Ubuntu is trying really hard to glue those parts together and provide a unified experience, along with some other distos. I keep TRYING linux as a desktop OS every few years and always find it lacking, it is a great server and EXPERT OS, but not a average user desktop.