Linux.com: Is Linux for You?

With the sudden media explosion about Linux in the last
year, more and more people are looking at Linux and asking, “Is
this right for me?” This being a very ambiguous question, it goes
without saying that it all depends on who you are.

“Linux, initially developed by college and university students
around the world, has a highly technical background that never
included behaving as a desktop operating system. As such, I have a
hard time recommending Linux to most computer users and
enthusiasts. It suffers from usability issues, including a heavy
reliance on the text-only command line interface, and relatively
weak hardware support. It is still way to easy for a user logged in
as root to completely trash a system, requiring a full reinstall of
the distribution.”