The idea of whether or not ubuntu being "ready" for the normal user is one that I've seen expressed a lot. It's an idea that is so vague that it, to me, seems kind of redundant. In my opinion, ubuntu is more ready for the normal user than vista is.
This is by no means an attempt at flame-bait. This is just an open-ended question, I just want to hear some of your ideas and discuss them. What will happen when ubuntu is ready for prime time? Will there be parades? Will everyone and their cat suddenly decide to get a linux box? Will the skies open up and God decides that everyone automatically gets into heaven?
It's just that my own opinion is that linux and ubuntu already "ready". It's not perfect, but nothing is, not even XP. So, what will make gnu/linux, and ubuntu in particular, "ready"?