> Nearly two decades have passed since operating systems were
> judged primarily by their office suites and solitaire games.
> Photo retouching, online note syncing, genealogy, kiosk-style
> UI for the elderly, music notation, home accounting, calendaring,
> paying taxes, making greeting cards, chess, Web design,
> screencasting, CAD, school timetabling, wedding planning,
> screenwriting. For thousands of "long tail" genres like those,
> competing OSes have multiple applications to choose from -- but
> the published choices in Ubuntu are either non-existent or, not
> to put too fine a point on it, terrible.
music notation: rosegarden
chess, web design: too many to count
CAD: FreeCAD, DraftSight, etc.
photo retouching: F-Spot, Gimp, etc.
Sounds like someone has entered the reality distortion zone.