Originally Posted by jinja_ninja
Servers = Linux
Gaming Desktops = Windows.
I say no more.
A bit of a simplification.
While it's true that in the server dept., Windows can't hold a candle to Linux/BSD, Linux is, in my experience, also better than Windows for just about every desktop application as well. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1) 99% of Linux apps are open source, which usually means more stability, more developers, and regular updates and 2) it's more secure by default, since Unix simply has a superior security model. This means viruses/trojans/malware are useless against it.
If you're going to game, stick with Windows (for now). The reason being is that the game manufacturers will not release Linux ports. Not the fault of Linux. I suspect this will change in the coming years as more and more people switch to Linux after realizing just how awful Windows is and how long they have been ripped off by actually paying hundreds of dollars for each Windows release, when they could have had Linux free.
So, essentially, I am agreeing with you, except I think Linux is better for a lot more than just servers.