Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan
I dont see why everyone hates on windows. If you have half a brain it will never fail you.
Only thing I hate about windows is price/security. Performance wise, people complain too much.
I love Windows. It never fails me, except that one time I got a BSOD for just opening a folder, and the time it froze while browsing the web, and rebooted when I was watching a DVD... never fails me and I love it. I would gladly keep paying MS for software.
Despite my love for Windows, Linux offers many possibilities. Not only do you have fun costumizing an entire OS (compiling kernels is so much fun... except when stuff goes wrong
) but you actually learn how things work and do not work.
Linux is both fun and useful to learn, not to mention the coolness factor. It can be a replacement for Windows, and with distros like FC and Ubuntu this transition is easier than ever. However, dual booting or virtual machines may be a better choice if your life depends on some critical Windows-only apps. (I'm referring to games and bencmark utilities of course