I agree that my response was crass, and I won't say Solstar is stupid for wanting to run Windows, in fact I'd say he is a much better judge than I am at what OS _he_ wants to run.
My gripe was with the bullshit that 'OMG, it's impossible to play even an mp3!!' No, codecs which cost money to licence are not distributed by default in Linux/BSD etc since the operating systems are distributed for free. How can they carry that licencing cost?
When you get mp3 etc codec support out-of-the-box with Windows it's because the cost of licencing that has been baked into the price you pay for it.
Still, as anyone who has ever used Windows knows, you generally don't get very far on the codecs it's shipped with and eventually you will download and install other codecs OR download a program which contains them, like VLC.
Guess what, same thing goes for Linux in every distribution I've ever used. I download VLC, mplayer, and the codecs they support are downloaded and installed aswell, automagically! Just as simple as when a Windows user downloads and doubleclicks on CCCP-codec pack (or whatever is the rage these days).
So no, I'm not here to try and convince anyone to use Linux or any other operating system, again you will choose what's best for you. I just take offense at people spreading bs.