> I've seen enough "grans" attempting to run Windows in hilariously bad ways that I > will never again believe there's any particular ease of use advantage to Windows. > It's like MAMEUI: there are no inherent objective advantages, it's just what people > are used to.
That is an advantage though. In the same way that learning English is an advantage, even if you preferred your children to learn esperanto or klingon instead.
While every major printer manufacturer or ISP offers support for Windows but not Linux, then it's an easy choice to make.
I understand the alure, I used an Amiga as a main machine at home until 12 years ago & chose to run Windows NT4 at work when all the cool kids ran Win9x. I just don't have the time or energy to devote to religious computer wars anymore, the mainstream is good enough.