I think I'm getting bored with Linux. I really hoped it would be a
real and maintenance free alternative to Windows but alas, no, not yet
anyway. In fact I'd say Android (although 'a' Linux, not Linux as we
talk about it here) does more for me than Linux can, even OOTB.
Probably because it's better matched to more hardware and is designed
more as a solution than a hobby.
The same applies to many of the people I have installed it for (many
but not all mind) but that can also include those who do use it as
their default OS because of the potential need to reinstall
every_so_often (like with Mint etc). 
But then the same applies with those running U10.04 and then what
happens when they upgrade to 12.04 and end up with something
completely different (and all their desktop icons missing) courtesy of
There are just so many issues and gotchas, possibly partly because
I've experienced Linux over such a large range of 'random / not
especially Linux approved hardware', plus I have no interest in doing
all the dungeons_and_dragons stuff, every time something *doesn't*
just work OOTB or needs special treatment because it isn't
specifically supported directly (so you have to run Windows apps under
WINE or in a VM etc).
However, I'll probably keep it on my own machines and will consider
offering it to others ... I just wish there was this 'core distro'
that would just roll on in the same way that XP has for me over the
last 11 years (and as I hope W7 might for another 7 years).
Ho hum ...
Cheers, T i m
 One is happy to use Linux for a bit of web browsing but can't
print from Linux (I can't make it work) and has to struggle with a
very tired Vista install because of a need for iTunes etc.