Yeah, really insightful comments there. Why do you suppose there's no decent video/sound editing software? I'll tell you why, because the Linux desktop is FRAGMENTED. Google it, maybe you'll learn something. There is no standard desktop, some distributions ship KDE, some ship GNOME, others Unity or other obscure DE. Accelerated graphics drivers are not installed by default. If the major distributions decided on some sort of common ground (desktop environment, display server, installed libraries, etc.) it would obviously be a huge step, this is what UnitedLinux tried to do. Ubuntu tries to do something about it but without including others in their decisions.
linux is by far the most advanced and adaptable operating system I have used. It pains me to have to use windows just because of the lack of programs in linux
I am fully aware that if developers bothered optimizing their programs for linux, the same they do for windows, linux would be light years ahead of win.
The lack of software is the deal breaker and what is keeping linux down you dumb fucks. That and subpar support from vendors like intel etc
You could have the most amazing desktop environment ever that would suck your dick and pat your back at the same time and it wouldn't mean shit since there's no decent video/sound editing software, image manipulation etc etc etc...
and I suppose the frantic pace of development that makes linux so good is also a killer when it comes to third party programs.