I have just watched a fascinating video entitled “Why Desktop Linux Sucks” by Bryan Lunduke (http://anotherubuntu.blogspot.com/2009/05/why-desktop-linux-sucks.html). Desktop Linux works really well for me but Bryan makes a lot of important points. I certainly agree that packaging is a big problem. The approach I have taken for Linux installation with the SOFA Statistics project is to only release a deb package aimed at Ubuntu (http://www.sofastatistics.com/downloads.php). I am already spending a lot of time packaging as it is and would like to spend more time developing new features.