If you need to use something like erm.... well ... I don't know, a program that only works in Windows ... MS Acess for Vista - I am sure there are plenty of others too, maybe it would be better to use Windows. Most of the major apps actually work quite well in Linux though with Wine- things like MS Word, Photoshop CS2 and so on. Even a lot of games work in Linux - I played about 7 seasons in Football Manager in Linux.
However when I get asked to fix people's computers, my first call is to CTRL+ALT+DEL where I see 60+ processes running, usually baddies. Most people just can't look after their computers. I am sure some people would make a hash of Linux too. My only conversion so far are the parents, so I can't really attest.
Naturally as a Linux user, I don't like MS. When I was buying a dedicated server, I had the option to add on loads of MS stuff. I was shocked by the pricing. Stuff like $1,000 month for the privilege of using MSSQL. I can't see who could afford that. I also used to own a company which I had no say in operations, which was paying a lot of money each money because of MS products when the company was actually a LAMP based company.
However, I am not really a Microsoft basher. I just get on with things. I just wish they would stop bringing out web browsers because they are the bane of all web developer's lives.
Originally Posted by Andy Trish
and an intelligent one at that. you are the type of person I can trust to support people properly rather than a lot of people who just promote Linux because its free.
my opinion is if there were more of you then Linux would do much better, unfortunately we are seeing there isnt.