Boy - I think we do have MS drones worried.
>>Unless you have an Intel graphics chipset (extremely common) and want to use multiple screens
What - like what works perfectly on my Dell 1525 running Ubuntu.
>>Or listen to MP3s. Or watch videos. Or... I know these can be done (I have set them up), but hey are post install and not always straight-forward.
All fine here
>>Oh, and users WILL have to get used to the command line and, my friend, if a bit fail FAIL to the average user.
Ummmm. My seventy year old mum has not had to resort to the command line yet.
>>t's about the same actually. In fact, in some ways Windows can be easier and you don't need all the post-install crap to get things going.
Ummmm.... You got that the worng way around - heck after a simple Ubuntu install you even have a full office suite - with Windows you're just starting the process of AV progs, firewalls, anti-spyware, decent browser, etc etc etc.
Please - try out Ubuntu the latest version of Ubuntu - sounds like you may hve had a bad experience with one of the early ones.