Are you using a LiveCD or LiveUSB, and what distribution?I have no choice but to use Linux. I don't have a hard drive.
Are you using a LiveCD or LiveUSB, and what distribution?
On topic, I prefer Linux and other Unix-like OSes. I love the simplicity and power offered by the CLI and all of the Unix tools. I also like the increased stability, the multi-user system, and the ability to compile my own kernel and other software.
I also find that if I have a problem on Windows, I can fix it about 80% of the time with little effort, 15% of the time with lots of effort, and 5% of time be unable to solve it. With linux, I find that I can fix almost any problem in five minutes.
I also find Unix familiar, and Windows almost alien. That's just a symptom of using Linux for so long though.
Microsoft is King.
By the looks of things they always will be.
Mac doesn't count.
Linux can't run without Windows.
So there for, technically, Linux isn't a stand alone operating system.
Just a few hours ago, I upgraded to Kubuntu 7.10. As a competitor to Windows, it rocks. What I really like about the Linux mindset is that you get a whole lot of applications installed with your distro, and not just Windows.
Example? Kubuntu Gutsy comes with DigiKam, Kontact, Open Office and K3b pre-installed. To get the same effect on Windows, you'll need the Adobe album manager software, Microsoft Outlook (full suite, and it doesn't include RSS feeds), Microsoft Office (full suite, and it doesn't even match OO), and Nero.