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Windows is a system. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
If you run a business, you gotta standardize on something, because your business is what's important; not the computers you use in the running of it.
Although the world of computing is constantly changing, Microsoft Corporation has justifiably earned its market, and continues to serve them well. You've got to give a legitimate accomplishment its proper due, even if you think of them as the Devil. Some of the best programming minds in the world work for, or have worked for, that company. (One of them just happens to be Bill Gates. Go figure.)
Windows is just an operating system. Windows has and creates problems, but it is not an enemy.
Microsoft is the enemy, and even then only by their own choice and myopic marketing and licensing policies.
We could make them SO much better! They could BE so much better! Instead, well, we have what we have.
Well... Nice quote/interpretation anyway, abcde597. Well, unfortunately, not all Linux users can fly like superman - but there would probably be more if we could...
As said: Windows isn't "the enemy", it's just... well... competition. It has its good sides, too (I probably will make enemies with this statement, but I have to admit it). I seen people that just could not work with Linux, crashing it every two minutes... Honestly, they are better off if they stay with Windows. And after all, they come to me or some other experienced Linux user, so, we are better of as well.
In short: Linux = Good for people that know things and/or want to get to know things. Good for almost all purposes.
Windows = Good for people that just don't care about how their computer works and are pleased with the fact that it does. Good for... well, those people's purposes. If purposes or motivations change -> Linux.
IDK if a Linux desktop would be that good, seen from that point. Even Ubuntu or a distro like that is hard to use for a Windows user, because even in Ubuntu there is terminal work to do. At least for me, that was the case.