I'm not anti-Linux, or pro-Windows. Linux is a fun OS to play with, and it will do most things Windows does. But, for compatability and ease of use for 99% of the people out there, Windows is the way to go. As much as some people hate to say it, Windows is the industry standard. It'* written for the common Joe Schmoe to sit down at a computer and start using it.
Linux is definitely catching up, though. Even I figured out most of Ubuntu. And, all this discussion is making me consider it again, since I really don't play any games any more. It'* pretty, a little less of a resource hog, and it'* about time to clean up the ol' laptop.
But you linux folks do have to admit, there is a bit of a learning curve. It'* not as ingrained into the "collective knowledgebase" as Windows has become.
If you truly want a new convert, someone test Pepakura Viewer
for me. If it won't run that, then I gotta stick with windows