Then there is the issue of attaining desirable software in the first place. Mentioned above, brand-name recognition of software is also a problem, not just recognition of the OS. Converting people to OpenOffice.org (which is installed on Windows partitions as well) is a struggle, but as more and more people use it and realize the differences are minimal, they pull along the more entrenched of their colleagues. Then there is the problem of my having no Internet. For most situations, because I have a (now outdated) local mirror of the repository, most of my software installation is free and easy, however, when I cannot get what I need through the repo, it becomes significantly more difficult to install new software. Checking for dependencies by hand is something I thought I had stopped having to do five years ago. Here, Windows has a time-saving advantage, with most Windows applications coming with bundled libraries and dependencies. Though this may significantly, and unnecessarily increase file size in some situations, in terms of time-savings, it can be a life-saver. What can I say, I am American, it’s in my culture to pay for convenience. If paying a few extra shillings to download a larger-than-necessary, dependency-packaged .exe file and save myself headache and 10 minutes is the option, I will gladly take it.