Re: And..... Goodbye
Ubuntu works fine for most people, even the oft-bandied-around Joe Average.
I had a lot of trouble when I first started using Windows - the installer BSOD'ed, no drivers got loaded and Internet Explorer would not render some sites correctly. I also found many older Windows programs would only run if I used the MS-DOS terminal. If you give up in one hour you will never get anything done in life.
Your post was unnecessary flamebait, though. I wont get drawn into flaming, and I wish you well with whatever you use. I hope next time you try Ubuntu in six months' time (things move quickly here) you won't give up so quickly.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.