dstiles - 12:38 am on Mar 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've been using ubuntu as a "second" machine for a couple of years. I would very much like it to be my primary machine and am moving towards it, but there is a LOT of software designed only for windows or only has poor versions on linux: genealogy, text editors (I have yet to find ANYTHING on windows or linux to equal some of Textpad's features and ease of use) programming editors (best so far is Quanta but it's sooo slow!) and, of course, clipboard managers (Klipper is about the best and is rubbish).
On the other hand I use ubuntu almost exclusivley for web activity (safer and faster).
I agree there could be a bit better automation on certain software installations. It's often necessary to invoke Terminal to finish the job and that is tedious to someone who has some clue what they're doing and very off-puuting to novices.