I'm thinking about switching over and want to hear from some of you users (if any out there).
Yep I have tried many times with Linux and there are still big issues with compatibility. Its always just one thing that wont work. I dont have the time to mess around all day tweaking my OS but when they sort the issues out I will switch. Until then its Windows Vista...I actually really like it.No.
Long story short, I tried many distributions. All were based on kernels that were not friendly with my motherboard. Most didn't install. Several required wrangling to get through the install, followed by random hard crashing once installed.
Now I run it on my laptop, which required much effort to get the wireless NIC up and running (Dell laptop, Broadcom NIC)... but only for necessary assignments in school.
It's a powerful environment, but I am familiar with Windows and don't have the time to completely familiarize myself and spend the time working things out. And I like to game.
What sort of user are you? What do you use your computer for? Are you familiar with Linux? Are you familiar with computer hardware? Are you familiar with the command line or BASH? Does your job or school require using certain products such as powerpoint or another such limitation? If you are young and willing to learn, and are interested in doing something in the field of computing as your career, you might consider doing a dual boot and familiarizing yourself with Linux, perhaps Ubuntu, Fedora, or Debian? (but keep on top of Windows as well obviously, it isn't going away).