Leosghost - 5:10 pm on Dec 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
I do not advise using Linux for your desktop unless you are an expert level Linux person, or you buy harware that has Linux desktop preloaded.
Rubbish ..I install linux ( mint ) on desktop machines and laptops for 80 year olds who have never touched a computer before in their lives ..they have no problems..
Printer drivers are difficult with any OS..I have had more trouble getting HP printers to run under win Xp 64, win vista 64 and win 7 64..Than with any linux distro..except recent ubuntu..
Ubuntu used to be OK..then they went the try to make it look like win 8 route ( with the horror "unity" )..now it is an abomination..
Because something does not work with one particular distro ( unbuntu ) does not mean that linux is "pathetic"..anymore than because many things do not work ( even now with win vista SP1 ) that all windows OSs are "pathetic"..
Never let anything "auto-update"..