Lim-Dul wrote:Free - well - "time is money" isn't just a stupid proverb. If you are a freelancer like me you will know EXACTLY how much money an hour of your work is worth and since most people are brought up in a Windows-dominated environment adapting to Linux WILL take many, many hours. I can say for myself that I spent so much time on exploring Linux initially that in a sense I spent more money on it than I would have spent on all the Windows OSes, Office Suites and commercial software I would ever buy. Was it worth it? For me yes, because I'm a curious person always seeking new knowledge, but I still don't think that it's a step many users are willing to make, especially since it doesn't give them any immediate advantages. . . .
This is pretty much my experience, though like the poster to whom you're responding, I've only been at it a year, and haven't reached the level of understanding, skill, and comfort that you have. Lately I've been vacillating between persisting with Linux and throwing in the towel for an iMac. The amount of time lost to fiddling -- I admit I have learned something in the process -- fills me with despair at times. I want to persist, but I also want to just use me system, not be fiddling all the time, especially when my understanding is marginal and improving slowly.