Originally Posted by jrl1357
I am forced to use it every day ay school, and used it for years all the way up to and including 7. I can honestly say I've had 10X more problems in windows then linux.
Personally I think the biggest risk/problem factor was and still is the user for most problems
Nice anecdotal experience from work: I rather have clueless female behind a PC rather then a man.
Female: I don't understand this, PANIC MODE, call IT support.
Male: I don't understand this, "Must investigate and adjust this myself and break stuff because I actually have no idea *** I'm doing" - MODE, call IT support when everything is completely FUBAR.
As far as Windows goes, if used by someone who knows what he is doing, ever since Windows 7, is rather good imo and Windows 8 (leaving the new Metro menu out of it) is even better resource wise.
Though I've dabbled with Linux (XUbuntu)at work lately and I'm amazed at how it can still run fairly decently on even the crappiest machines. But alas I still play way to much games atm. If directx ever dies a cold bloody death and everything goes openGL I might consider a switch though.
The only OS I truely hate is OSX lol but that's a bit of a personal matter. I just can't wrap my head around Apple products. I wanted to set up some network stuff for an Apple product and I couldn't figure it out because... it was so userfriendly. It's so userfriendly but at the same time so illogical for technical people imo.
The first time I used a Linux distro I had no clue were to start but I got everything up and running faster then on an Apple product because I had control over stuff, all I had to do was some research and the stuff I was doing actually MADE SENSE from my point of view.