Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience.
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The point of all this is to say, despite the obvious deficiencies of Windows Vista, as far as usability is concerned it's still way ahead of Ubuntu or Kubuntu and we haven't even discussed wireless configuration. However, a few simple tweaks with the end user in mind could narrow that gap for the leading Linux distro considerably. For the sake of of choice, let's hope it's sooner rather than later.