About the only complaint I have is that Skype doesn't always work. Either my microphone isn't working or my speakers. I haven't been able to detect a pattern to it either, which is maddening.
Other than that though, it's been remarkably smooth.
At times, too smooth.
Recently I installed Dokuwiki downloading the .deb package directly from the site. After installing it, I had no idea where the program files were. Took me an hour to find my Apache installation (Synaptic Package Manager) to update httpd.conf.
That and other small items are mostly due to my lack of understanding of Linux in general. Sometimes it seems to go into /usr/bin, sometimes /usr/sbin. Sometimes it ends up in my /home directory. I can't figure out why or how (yet).
To add to that much of the software installed needs to be run via command line. I'm still not quite there yet. Thankfully though Google is my best friend.
And once you get comfortable, it's pretty easy to do just about anything.
Want to combine multiple pdfs into one?
pdftk *.pdf cat output 20100521_receipts.pdOf course there are other cool, under-utilized by me, command line tools like vi, awk, sed, strace, etc. I've only scraped the surface with those.
I haven't even tried scripts yet either. Man, so much to do.
I have managed to install an Oracle client, JDeveloper, SQL Developer for my development needs.
VirtualBox runs like a champ. I have 7 or 8 images already. 11gR2 running on Oracle Enterprise Linux. Windows Vista Ultimate. Windows XP. Fedora (for fun).
I use GIMP for an image editor. Picasa for a photo manager.
I use Chrome and Firefox as my browsers.
OpenOffice for my spreadsheet and document creation.
One of my favorite things has to be the ability to print to pdf from any program. I had to install different programs (which inevitably popped up ads on completion) on Windows.
Overall I'm happy I switched. I don't know the exact value it's given me, it might take a little more time to figure that out. But I'm happy with it. Ubuntu has made it incredibly easy for me to switch and I'm thankful for that.