A month ago I decided to do the step. Doing a partition on my computer forced me to cynically erase all my data. Since Mac OSX Tiger did not provide any kind of Bootcamp assistant (it was exclusively held for Leopard) and executing partitions through the Terminal was not really pleased by my system, I was forced to reinstall my whole system. That means installing Leopard, doing a partition and finally installing Ubuntu. Summarized it sounds quiet easy.
So the adventure started after having installed Ubuntu. Scribus was my hope for the toolkit that I had to make for little kids. . Although it takes illogical twists from time to time, it is does bare possibilities. Exporting to pdf did pass through some problems. Exporting a dashed hairline for instance is impossible. It keeps it as a hairline unless you make it 0,3 mm. Which is almost a hairline... Some funny twists.
Completing my task for a Boektegoed through open source software was a challenge. Being so used to use your computer through patterns of habits, it was quiet an experience. Turning around practises, un bouleversement qui est inévitable.