"One of the adages about Linux that gets passed around a lot
goes something like, 'It's a great system, but you really have to
know what you're doing.' The other day, I got a firsthand example
of that--I got bitten by a bug in a package that's readily
available in Ubuntu's software repository.
"First, a word of praise: I do like the way most of the Linux
distributions handle software via a package manager--it's often far
easier to figure out what's installed and what's not installed than
it is in Windows..."