dstiles - 10:21 pm on Mar 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's not my machine. My wife uses the computer all day within certain programs but is not a "power user" as such. She also, like me, has a fairly low tolerance threshold for things that don't work as expected.
Apart from that the machine is only turned off about once every few months now, since I don't have to kill it for updates. Re-booting it every couple of hours to change activities is not really a good way of working. :(
I've been recommended to try Crossover to run some Windows apps on Linux but there are still a few things that it won't run. Once I find out what they really are I may be more optimistic about switching her machine and dumping Windows but sadly Linux is missing a LOT of apps that are on commonplace on Windows.