Originally Posted by Rookie1337
LOL. XP. I don't know why but I hated it slightly less than Vista. Outside of that my only windows experiences of joy were 95 and 7. Sadly, Linux when it works out
shames windows; which is 98% of the time.
Honestly...anyone on a budget has little excuse to at least not try Linux now. Even though I don't like what's happened with main branch buntu and Mint they're really just as hard as windows now barring some hardware issues. I'm still surprised MS is actually supporting XP as far as 2014! Seriously, that is just sad.
Which is what 50% of the time and if you're running new or unusual hardware forget it.
And when gaming it works what 5% of the time?
I ran Suse, Redhat, Ubuntu, damsmalllinux, and a few other variants. Its just NEVER worked well out of the box. If I had 25 hours a day to write my own drivers for hardware that is not exactly rare then yes. Ubuntu is still to this day listing logitech C300's as a linux approved camera yet it STILL does not work in skype or any other messenger.
I'll keep windows. Like the Mac people say. It just works.
OP: XP is still dominant because of : schools, business, and people are comfortable with it.