> Linux developers don't care about support calls if you mess up the install and most > people that use it can (or like to think they can) cope with the complexity of it.
On the contrary, Linux is driven now by several large corporations who care a lot about support calls, and they employ most of the developers, so they get to care too.
Thus the current Red Hat/Fedora installer asks almost exactly the same questions as the Win 7 installer, aside from the "what kind of system is this?" drop-down that determines the default software mix. And they all have defaults that will give you a very usable system.