Hmm. Well tyrell, that’s cool I guess. But I’ve had the opposite experience with Linux and Vista.
I was used to Windows XP, then I tried Vista and they had moved all sorts of stuff around, spread things around in the control panel that used to be together. Then there were all the UAC confirmations, which were absolutely ridiculous. To me, Vista was a right royal screw-up in regards to interface. Not to mention sluggish in performance as far as I could tell.
Then coming to Ubuntu, I thought it was really quite a beautiful and simple interface, where everything was accessible within one or two clicks. But gnome wasn’t customizable enough (more customizable than Vista though), so I switched to Fedora 7 with KDE, which I’m still using, and have been able to do things with the interface that I was never able to do in XP or Vista… It took me a little patience to learn the new system, but now I’m comfortable with how things work on Linux. The only thing that can suck, I’ll grant you, is wireless.
Let’s not forget, no viruses and malware to worry about anymore, no DRM, none of the things that are wrong with Vista. Oh, and I didn’t have to pay Microsoft for the pleasure. Nor do I have to be tempted to use pirated apps anymore, as I can always find an alternative that’s free and made for Linux.
So again, it’s not that our opinions make it fact, but subjectively, we both have valid arguments. Thing is, there are many long-time Windows users who’ve used Vista and thought the same things I think about it. There are more users trying out Linux for the first time because of Windows Vista than there are Linux users moving to Vista.
EDIT: In regards to Sanne’s post below, he/she (Sanne is a female name in Holland) is right and this is off-topic and has little to do with MS business practices, which is the issue. Excuse my response.