Re: Make it easy for lazy people? Nahhh!
Stick to M$ products if they are not too hard for you. You seem to be an end-user so if these work for you don't delve into anything "hard". That way you won't have any commitment to anything. All you are interested in is getting your work done, right? Slam-bang.. et al.
Most Linux and FreeBSD versions are easy to install and will give users something they can work with on a day to day basis from the start. If all you want are tools to get your job done they are there. I just don' see what is hard or difficult about it. Some people never get the hang of using a computer or an office suite. They should stick to pencil & paper and a calculator. Computers are not for everyone.
Make it easy for lazy people? Nahhh!
Use FreeBSD as an example and take it from there. This is for people who know the insides of their systems and not for superficial types who just wan't a slam-bang-thank-you-ma'm OS. FreeBSD requires a "relationship", a commitment, and not just a one night stand. This is not for lazy asses. The market wants people who know what they are doing, not people who know how to use a GUI. If you want dancing clips, Einstein and doggies, stick to XP! Guess that's what all the envy is about.