So I have been telling my friends that linux as a desktop OS is a great idea, because I think it is. Some have even taken me up on it, but it has been hard. Each of them has had issues; issues that I am sure I had when I started this. For me though it was fun challenge to get it all working, to them they wanted something that would work.
I hate to admit it, but I think they are right. I couldn't recommend linux to my mom to have on her computer; I would spend all my time on ssh-ing into her computer and fixing things.
Its getting closer, but the wave of the future is still a ways off.