Because it does. Not all, not at full functionality on some applications and sometimes with problems. But does for a large number of applications. Which is more than I can say about Windows.I guess because of all the talk of Wine and how it runs Windows apps under Linux?
In any case, I don't see why Windows should support Linux application, true. And for all that matters, I find Virtual Machines a much better solution under most circumstances.
I switched to Linux a few months ago. My hair didn't fall yet. I think I'm safe. And more than ever before I don't understand any of the arguments against it.
Yes. I suggest Ubuntu for the time being. Vast user base and lots of documentation and books out there targeting this system. When you get comfortable enough my true suggestion is Arch Linux. It contains only the essentials and will allow you to build your OS with just the stuff you want. More than I can say for all the crap that Ubuntu installs and the, I'm afraid to say, terrible packages maintenance.so... anyone up for giving link to simplest linux "version" ubuntu maybe? and i need one that can be installed with anoter os, does not erase it