There are many good applications made for Windows and that is probably the reason why so many uses it.
If you think it is more unstable than Win2k/XP/NT, then you just don't know how to use it. In Linux, you have efficient tools to recover from program crashes. There is not many situations where you would lose your control from the system. In Win2k/XP/NT, you have no clue what went wrong and how to fix it.Originally posted by -KEN-
I have tried it, I have 2 distros, actually. I know hillbillie has, too. Tell me this: What does Linux as an OS bring you that Win2k/XP/NT doesn't? It's a helluvalot more unstable in my opinion, it's slow, does nothging new to me, has inferior
Linux is not slow. You can do administration tasks much faster on Unix command line than in Windows with its terrible gui stuff. Emacs is far more better and stable to write your short texts than Microsoft Word. The best thing in Linux is that you do not have to reboot it even if you would upgrade your whole system! Reinstalling the OS is not needed unless your box gets broken. Windows Update is a nightmare if compared to e.g. Debian's packaging system. All the games you need are made to Linux and if you need more, just code them. Linux (or XFree) is not worse at graphics drawing than Windows.
Windows is just the system you have got used to. There is nothing wrong with that but it is a shame.