I’ve often read in these forums Ubuntu new users claiming in a matter-of-fact way something along the lines of “Who are we kidding? Just face it–Windows is easier to use than Ubuntu.” It’s that obvious, is it? And, of course, it makes anyone who disagrees look like some kind of crazy Linux zealot.
My opinion :
For most use cases using Windows is more hard than using Ubuntu. (For example Ubuntu is easy to maintain and there is a lot of good open source software easy available from the “add/remove” menu entry.)
But for some use cases using Ubuntu is harder than using Windows. (For example for gamers or for people who are forced to use MS Office.)
Here’s a related blog entry.