in MY opinion, the open source drivers arnt as optimal / developers arnt as keen in making linux drivers as stable like windows drivers, not only is the graphics performance on LM / linux poor , but also in the networking too.
maybe when google OS becomes available, there will be more hardware / driver support for linux os.
i say thats when people will REALLY consider making linux as their primary OS, just not now, linux has a long way to go to be in par with windows. and quiet frankly, being just a user that wants to boot up, open afew apps, browse or install themes / various apps out side of LM, the use of terminal/command lines to make simple things work is a nightmare for newbies...ive never used so much command lines before to view what the hell has broken down again in linux opposed to xp. dont get me wrong, im enjoying LM atm, but the terminal stuff to get **** done wears very very thin and makes me wanting to go back to xp.
but like i said before, this is my opinion / views on linux atm, its getting there, but very slowly.
i have to admit, i have to boot back to XP when Internet browsing become very slow on LM or my usb next g modem keeps dropping out after an 1 hrs use (have to unplug and replug and fart around with it for about a minute or 3 to pick up the network, where as its connected and ready to use within seconds, stays connected for hrs and much quicker on xp) - the only thing that makes me go back to linux is the fact that its, at the moment, safe from viruses - thats all.
but going back on topic, the slowness on network / Internet browsing is still way too slow compared to xp. its a shame, linux has alot of potential