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Your argument is illogical. All Microsoft products are code locked and feature fat. Linux is a kernel based OS where you add in the freetures that you want and will actually use. It's an OS by your design. It takes a creative mind with a good technical prowess to be able design your own OS - that's why the Linux kernel is used on most devices and powers most high end websites. Microsoft has been around since the early 80's and hasn't progressed much based the monopoly of a fat PC; Google on the other hand has only been around since 2000 or so and is strictly Linux based. Who do you think has a real future. If you want simple, expensive, non-customizable stick with M$ - if you want flexible, expandable, designable, and inexpensive switch to open source if you can or dare.
What Operating System is better is not really a science, it's more of a feeling. Many people feel that Windows is better, but maybe they have never run clusters or datacenters, or had to modify software because they needed additional features. Many people feel that Linux is better because it is faster, manages memory better, has more native features for servers, and command line is easier to use, plus it has less crashes. I feel that Linux is better because it is my Operating System. I can customize the kernel up to how many panels I want on my desktop. Windows limits you on what you can see in the code and visually.
Different strokes for different folks, but all folks are equal...at least in America....for a little longer.
most of you are very sensetive. you should look into that.
Firerath: i like my ubuntu installation i use it alot.
i like my windows 8 instalation better because, i can play skyrim and REAL visio, not dia or some other crap. And additionally i installed a newer printer and it did not take a week searching through forums and websites to find a cups driver for it.
so i nmy experienve, windows is better than linux.