It’s been almost eight months since Microsoft launched Vista and the problems still haven’t been sorted out. By contrast, there’s a major new version of Ubuntu out every six months or so and there are never issues of the scale of those created in Redmond. Result? Microsoft is pissing off its most loyal fans.

Consider PC Magazine editor-in-chief Jim Louderback. Not only has he become disenchanted enough to consider dumping Vista, he’s considering switch to Linux rather than going back to XP. Read his tale of woe here.

Perhaps he should try Ubuntu. It’s what I use and I’m a very happy (and only moderately technical) camper.