i know what he feels. i am a sarge user too, migrated from windows a year ago.
please try to understand that people may have unrealistic expectations when they start to invest their time to linux and wipe win. i had. and i went back to windows 2 times before abandoning it completely. tried mandrake, fedora 1&2, slack and debian.
for me it seams that he has really tried. itīs not a matter of brain. itīs a matter of experience and dedication. if you are fluent with computers and do programming it is a bit easier to understand new stuff. i am not, and so i have to learn everything from scratch. it is not easy when you have to go to earn a living during a day, study in university in the evening, maintain a realtionship to opposite sex and meet your friends.
i really symphatize with those who make funny comments about threads like this. who cares if someone goes back to windows. i donīt and i wonīt.
but, the reason for heīs frustration is the same that i have experienced in a couple few months: debian testing has gone bad. really. i have 2.6 kernel (not default) and some optional packages running (gnome-volume-manager most notably). this has caused some weird stuff: kernel doesnīt support atapi cd-writers at the moment (bug) and if i go back from 2.6.8 to 2.6.7 the volume manager & discovery go crazy when i chmod my hdc to 666 for k3b (terminals flood "cdrom"-text and i cd slew closes itself right after opening). so, testing is very unstable with some packgages at the moment.
iīv had debian sarge for a long long time and this is the first time i am frustrated at it. it seems that when sarge goes stable i will definetly stick to it and not continue testing, at least on my friensīs computers that i administer.
well, it comes absolutelyt without guarantee
i hope this nice fella findīs heīs os of choise. at the moment os x is mine.