Too much OS bling, not enough software substance.

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have been trialing / using many distributions of Linux for about 5 years. I have really enjoyed the experiences, but find that I need to keep returning to Windows XP. I really want to be a full time linux user but find it lacks in too many areas. Yes I'm aware I can have dual boot options but while in XP I find I then have no reason to boot back into Linux. So why am I still interested in Linux ? I like the idea of Linux. It's "power to the people", and its free. Linux is great for the basics If you need a computer for internet, emailing and office type work, then Linux i (Hardware)