henry0 - 10:42 am on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
I use Ubuntu with default gnome
Very happy with it, it was installed on a XP pro laptop and I did it let it setup my dual boot, worked fine from the get go.
I think that for the non geek it is as easy to use as Wins, why: most users asides watching video, doing a few images small works, email and web search/lurk around do not use their machine for anything else (do not look in our pro environment, just watch average people using their machine (mostly 40 years +)
BTW, Quanta editor works great for our script edit/write
A little annoying thing: NO way (for me) to regulate sound power, it's either none or all the way through!)
Years ago I installed RedHat 9, what a great distro, OK more on the geek side, but I miss it, too bad the only one on the market and presently available is the great RedHat pro server release for quite some fee!