There’s an excellent article at Linux-Watch that explains in simple terms why moving over to Linux is such a bad move. It’s obviously far too difficult for some people, full of security holes and way too expensive.
That’s it, I’m unintalling my Ubuntu installation immediately and putting XP Home on there. That’ll sort out out all my problems. I may even start using IE again. And MSN Search, esecially as I saw how useful it could be when I watched that film at the weekend, The Island.