Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For some reason, people consistently feel that one operating system is more difficult to use than some other operating system. To me, this is a load of dingos' kidneys.
I fail to see how Linux is more difficult to use than is Windows, or how DOS is more difficult to use than is Windows, or how Windows is more difficult to use than is a Macintosh. In all of these systems the setup is rather easy, software management is rather easy, just about everything is rather easy. The perceived difficulty is in the differences that exist.
So, if we look at Ubuntu the installation is rather easy. Let the system use all defaults and just keep hitting next. Before you know it, things are set up and ready to rock. Unless you have some strange hardware, everything is fine. The same can be said about Windows, Macintosh, or even Haiku. Software management is a breeze as well.